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2016-17 NAU Track & Field

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    February 25, 2017
    Lumberjacks Sweep Big Sky Indoor Championships for Ninth-Time in School History POCATELLO, Idaho – When the Northern Arizona University men and women’s track and field teams boarded the bus in Flagstaff and headed for Idaho earlier this week, their was a feeling of anticipation that something spectacular could happen this weekend.
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    February 24, 2017
    Lumberjack Men and Women Sense Blood in the Water, Ready for Day Three POCATELLO, Idaho – The men and women on Northern Arizona University’s track and field team knew they had a great opportunity this weekend to win a couple of conference titles, and they put themselves in prime contention after the second day of action from 2017 Big Sky Indoor Championships.
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    February 23, 2017
    Lumberjacks Set to Take on Conference Championships This Weekend FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – We are approaching the last weekend in February, which can only mean one thing: Big Sky Indoor Conference Championships are coming.
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    February 20, 2017
    Four of Seven: Andersen Once Again Named Big Sky AOTW, Malone Earns First OGDEN, Utah – For the fourth time this indoor season, Northern Arizona track and field’s Brooke Andersen garnered the Big Sky Women’s Field Athlete of the week title while sprints athlete Jasmine Malone earned the first AOTW honor of her career. In total, Andersen has claimed four of the seven “WFAOTW” awards doled out in 2017.
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    February 17, 2017
    Wayne and Company Close Out Home Indoor Season with PR's FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – It was a big night for personal bests at Northern Arizona University’s NAU Tune-Up, the fourth and final indoor home meet of the season, with sophomore jumper Kaitlyn Wayne leading the way and piecing together the best performance of her career.
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    February 16, 2017
    Getting Ready to "Tune Up" this Weekend in Final Home Indoor Meet FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona University track and field program hosts its fourth and final indoor meet of the 2017 season this Friday, Feb. 17: the NAU Tune-Up.
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    February 13, 2017
    After a Stellar Weekend, Big Sky Awards Three NAU Athletes OGDEN, Utah – The Northern Arizona University track and field team is stacked this year, top to bottom and across all event groups, and the Big Sky Conference awarding the squad with three “Athlete of the Week” performances Monday afternoon legitimizes that statement.
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    February 11, 2017
    PR's Abound for NAU Distance, Keenan Highlights Don Kirby FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – If you like athletes not just setting but crushing personal bests, then continue reading.
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    February 11, 2017
    Taylor, Joens and the Lumberjacks Complete Weekend Trip to New Mexico ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – The Northern Arizona University track and field team’s weekend trip to New Mexico University for the Don Kirby Invitational concluded Saturday afternoon.
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    February 09, 2017
    Weekend Split for the NAU Track & Field Team FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – In the first true road test of the indoor season, the Northern Arizona University track & field team will split the squad this weekend and send a majority of its athletes to the Don Kirby Invitational in Albuquerque, N.M., while a few distance runners will compete at the Iowa State Classic in Des Moines, Iowa.
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    February 06, 2017
    Two Lumberjacks Earn "Athlete of the Week" Accolades OGDEN, Utah – For the third time in four weeks, Northern Arizona’s Brooke Andersen garnered the Big Sky “Women’s Field Athlete of the Week,” while teammate Paige Gilchrist joined her with the “Women’s Track Athlete of Week” honor announced Monday afternoon.
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    February 04, 2017
    Andersen's Conference Record Highlights Day Two of Mountain T's FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Northern Arizona’s Brooke Andersen continues to show why she is must-see action in the weight throw event, shattering the Big Sky record Saturday morning with an official mark of 68-5.75 (20.87m) at the 2017 Mountain T’s.
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    February 03, 2017
    Mountain T's Day One in the Books FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Day one of Northern Arizona University’s Mountain T’s began Friday afternoon in the J. Lawrence Walkup Skydome, with long jumper Shanice McPherson moving into a tie for second place on the Lumberjack all-time indoor list.
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    February 01, 2017
    Northern Arizona Set to Host, Compete at Mountain T's this Weekend FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Only 22 days separate us from the 2017 Big Sky Indoor Conference Championships in Pocatello, Idaho, and the Northern Arizona track and field team is looking toward this weekend’s Mountain T’s as the next step in the betterment process.
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    January 26, 2017
    Cut From the Same Timber: DeLoache Brings Enthusiasm, Excitement to NAU Coaching Staff FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Someone once said, “You can take the athlete out of competition, but you can’t take the competitive edge out of the athlete.”
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    January 23, 2017
    Andersen Lands AOTW Title Once Again OGDEN, Utah – For the second-consecutive week, Lumberjack Brooke Andersen’s hot start to the indoor season has earned her the Big Sky’s Women Field Athlete of the Week honor—announced Monday afternoon.
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    January 21, 2017
    A Day of Victories, PR's and Progress FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The message this season for the Northern Arizona University track and field team is to enjoy the moment and to progress each and every week, and they accomplished both Saturday at the Lumberjack Team Challenge.
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    January 20, 2017
    Lumberjacks Gear Up for Second Meet of the Season Tomorrow FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – With one meet already under its belt, the NAU track and field team prepares for the Lumberjack Team Challenge tomorrow at the Walkup Skydome.
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    January 18, 2017
    Men No. 1, Women No. 2 in the Conference's Preseason Polls OGDEN, Utah – Coming off five straight indoor conference championships, the longest such streak in the Big Sky since 1993 when the Lumberjacks won seven straight, the Northern Arizona University men’s team was pegged as the unanimous No. 1 team in the Big Sky’s preseason poll today, as voted on by the coaches in the conference.
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    January 17, 2017
    NAU's Andersen Earns Conference's Athlete of the Week Honors OGDEN, Utah – The first 2017 Big Sky Conference Athletes of the Week were released today, with Northern Arizona’s Brooke Andersen claiming the women’s field honors for her efforts at last weekend’s Friday Night Duels.
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    January 13, 2017
    Lumberjacks Set the Tone for the 2017 Season at Friday Night Duels FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona University track and field team could not have asked for a better start to its 2017 season, as each unit showcased some stand out performances Friday afternoon at the J. Lawrence Walkup Skydome.
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    January 10, 2017
    Home Sweet Dome: Track & Field Opens 2017 Season at Skydome on Friday FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – We have turned the calendar and it is now 2017, signifying another year of resolutions, opportunities and a new NAU track & field indoor season. The Lumberjacks host the first of four indoor meets beginning this Friday, January 13, with Friday Night Duels from the J. Lawrence Walkup Skydome.
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    November 15, 2016
    NAU Student-Athletes Continue to Graduate at a High Rate INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Northern Arizona University’s NCAA Graduation Success Rate of 84 leads the Big Sky Conference, according to a national report released Tuesday. The NCAA developed the GSR for Division I institutions in 2002 in response to college and university presidents who wanted more accurate graduation data. NAU’s rate is the second-highest in the state of Arizona amongst the Regent institutions.
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    September 28, 2016
    NAU Welcomes Director of Track & Field Michael Smith at Meet-and-Greet FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona University Athletics Department welcomed new Director of Track & Field Michael Smith at a meet-and-greet held Wednesday night in the Walkup Skydome.
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    September 19, 2016
    Against the Odds: NAU's Coach Townsend Succeeding in Sport and Life FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Originally, Roderick Townsend—the Northern Arizona University track & field jumps coach and well-renowned 2016 Paralympian—pursued football.
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    August 25, 2016
    NAU Student-Athletes Welcome Newest Lumberjack Freshmen to Campus FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Greeting the newest wave of Lumberjacks upon arrival at Northern Arizona University, NAU Athletics once again partnered with the university in the annual Welcome Back Jacks. With boxes of items ranging from clothes to snacks, the NAU class of 2020 arrived on campus in mass and the Lumberjack student-athletes were ready to aid in any way possible.
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    August 16, 2016
    Michael Smith Named NAU Director of Cross Country and Track & Field FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Northern Arizona University and Vice President for Intercollegiate Athletics Dr. Lisa Campos are pleased to announce the hiring of Michael Smith as the new Director of Cross Country and Track & Field.