Northern Illinois Begins 2013 Season with NIU Open

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Sep 4, 2013

DeKALB, Ill. - The Northern Illinois cross country team kicks off their season Friday evening, as they host the fifth annual NIU Open at the NIU North 40.
 
The meet begins at 6 p.m. with the women's 5K being the lone race of the event. The Huskies will face Division III power North Central in a dual-scored meet.
 
"We are excited to open our season, especially since we are able to do so on our home course," said NIU Head Coach Greg Hipp. "My primary expectation for our first meet is for the ladies to compete tough and work as a group. If they do that and continue to train as they are, we'll develop into a successful team by our championship meets."
 
NIU enters the season looking to build off a promising 2012 campaign. Despite being ravaged by injuries late in the year, the Huskies saw plenty of progress individually and at the program level. The team finished higher at each of their four regular season meets than it had at the same competitions in 2011. The Huskies will also be looking to win their season-opening meet for the second consecutive season, as they claimed top honors at the UIC Opener last year.
 
This year, the Huskies return most of their core from a year ago in team captain Jamie Burr, senior Claire Mcauley, junior Juliane Totzke and sophomores Ali Olson, Leah Raffety and Hannah Savage. In addition, NIU brings in a strong class of newcomers in former Kansas State standout Meghan Heuer, along with freshmen Carly Pederson, Chrissy Monson and Taylor Perkins.
 
Admission and parking are free for the meet.
 
Directions to NIU North 40
From the West to DeKalb
From I-90: Exit onto State Route 20 East. From 20 East, take SR 47 South to SR 38. Take SR 38 West approximately 15 miles to DeKalb. In DeKalb turn right onto Anne Glidden Rd. Turn right onto Lucinda Ave. Follow one-half mile to the course. Turn left onto Kishwaukee Dr.
From I-88: Take Exit 92--Annie Glidden Road (toll) and go north two miles. From Glidden Rd. take a right onto Lucinda Ave. Follow one-half mile to the course. Turn left onto Kishwaukee Dr.
 
From the East to DeKalb
From I-90: Exit onto SR 47 South. Take SR 38 West approximately 15 miles to DeKalb. In DeKalb turn right onto Anne Glidden Rd. Turn right onto Lucinda Ave. Follow one-half mile to the course. Turn left onto Kishwaukee Dr.
From I-88: Take Exit 92--Annie Glidden Road (toll) and go north two miles. From Glidden Rd. take a right onto Lucinda Ave. Follow one-half mile to the course. Turn left onto Kishwaukee Dr.
 
From the South to DeKalb
From I-39: Exit I-39 to I-88 East. Travel I-88 East to Exit 92--Annie Glidden Road (toll) and go north two miles. From Glidden Rd. take a right onto Lucinda Ave. Follow one-half mile to the course. Turn left onto Kishwaukee Dr.
From Illinois 23: Travel north to SR 38 (intersection of 4th St. and Lincoln Highway in DeKalb). Turn left (West) on SR 38 and continue past the main entrance to campus. Turn left on Anne Glidden Rd. From Glidden Rd. take a right onto Lucinda Ave. Follow one-half mile to the course. Turn left onto Kishwaukee Dr.
 
From the North to DeKalb
From I-39: Exit I-39 to I-88 East. Travel I-88 East to Exit 92--Annie Glidden Road (toll) and go north two miles. From Glidden Rd. take a right onto Lucinda Ave. Follow one-half mile to the course. Turn left onto Kishwaukee Dr.
From Illinois 23: Travel north to SR 38 (intersection of 4th St. and Lincoln Highway in DeKalb). Turn left (West) on SR 38 and continue past the main entrance to campus. Turn left on Anne Glidden Rd. From Glidden Rd. take a right onto Lucinda Ave. Follow one-half mile to the course. Turn left onto Kishwaukee Dr.


 

 

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