April 7, 2010
DEKALB, Ill. -
Coming off a record breaking weekend at the Texas Relays, the Northern Illinois women's track and field team will look to keep its momentum as it head to the Tennessee Sea Ray Relays in Knoxville, Tenn. The event will take place at the Tom Black Track at LaPorte Stadium Thursday, April 8- Saturday, April 10.
This weekend the Huskies will face Mid-American Conference foes Kent State, Buffalo, and Western Michigan. At the relays, the Huskies will also face-off against in-state rivals Illinois, Illinois State and Loyola.
"The athletes and the staff are excited to be going to the Sea Ray Relays this weekend," head track and field coach Connie Teaberry said. "We are coming off an impressive competition at the Texas Relays and we are looking forward to having another weekend of strong competition and performances at Tennessee."
This weekend's competition follows a very successful outing at the Texas Relays by the Huskies. NIU set school records in the 100-meter hurdles, 4x100-meter relay and the distance medley relay at the event.
In the 100-meter hurdle Megan Gregory (Chicago, Ill./Plainfield North) reset the school record for the second-straight competition with time of 14.15. Gregory saw her second school record of the weekend when she joined Rhonda Lee (Flint, Mich./Carmen-Ainsworth), Rochelle Muskeyvalley (Rock Island, Ill. /Rock Island) and Rasheta Butler (Chicago, Ill./Percy L Julian) in the 4x100-meter relay. The quartet combined forces to set school record with a time of 47.34.
The Huskies set their third school record of the weekend when Courtney Oldenburg (West Salem, Wis. /West Salem), Sunsea Shaw (South Bend, Ind./Riley), Camille Smith (Calumet City, Ill. /Seton Academy) and Amanda Trancoso (Rock Falls, Ill./Newman Catholic) raced to a time of 12:16.19 in the distance medley relay.
This weekend's track and field event are set to begin Thursday at 2 p.m. and will continue throughout the weekend with the final track event slated to take place with 4x100-meter relay at 5:30, Saturday.
Following this weekend's competitions the Huskies will head back home for the first time this season when they host the Huskie Invitational, Saturday, April 17.