April 22, 2014
Penn Relays Live Results
DEKALB, Ill. - It will be another jam-packed weekend for the Northern Illinois University track & field team, as they head to the historic Penn Relays, the Hillsdale Gina Relays and the Lions Invitational.
NIU's week begins Tuesday in Philadelphia, as Claudette Day (Belleville, Ill./Belleville West) and Logan Tillmon (Rockford, Ill./East) compete in the two-day heptathlon. Meanwhile, the rest of the group will start Thursday and compete through Saturday.
"The team is privileged to attend the Penn Relays this week," said NIU head coach Connie Teaberry. "The competition is always stellar and the meet management is one of the best. Our athletes will once again have the opportunity to go toe to toe with the best in their respective events. Many of the teams competing are national caliber and so are we. This is definitely the type of competition they need to see to prepare for the MAC Championships."
Last weekend, NIU captured nine event titles, two Mid-American Conference automatic bids and a school record at the Blue Demon Invitational. Day led the way with an NIU record-breaking mark of 5-10.00 (1.78m) in the high jump, while Latesha Bigby (Hanover, Jamaica/Butler CC) punched her ticket to the MAC meet in the 400 meters. Out west at the Mt. SAC Relays, Meghan Heuer (St. Charles, Ill./North) and Ali Olson (New Auburn, Wis./Bloomer) earned automatic berths in the 1500 meters, while Olson bettered her 3000 steeplechase time the next day at the Beach Invitational.
Meanwhile, the Huskies will face some of the nation's premier programs in the City of Brotherly Love, as the field includes 14 teams ranked in the top 25 nationally - including top 10 programs Texas A&M, Texas, Oregon, Kentucky, LSU and Arkansas. At the Gina Relays, NIU will go head-to-head with some of the Midwest's best in Michigan and Notre Dame, among others.
Live results are available for the Penn Relays.
Note: After the first day of the heptathlon at the Penn Relays, Claudette Day is second with 3,076 points and Logan Tillmon sits in third with 2,828. Day finished first in the 100 hurdles (14.71) and high jump (5-07.00/1.70m), in addition to finishing third in the shot put (32-10.25/10.01m) and 200 meters (25.84). For Tillmon, she took the top spot in the shot put (36-10.50/11.24m) and 200 meters (25.39), along with second in the 100 hurdles (15.15) and sixth in the high jump (4-08.25/1.43m).