2016-17 NAU Track & Field

  • Lomong Headlines Lumberjacks at USATF Outdoor Championships
    June 27, 2017
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The Northern Arizona track & field program had a number of standout performances this past weekend at the USATF Outdoor Championships led by Lopez Lomong's fifth-place finish in the 5,000m race.
  • Day Picks Up Second Team Academic All-America Honors
    June 23, 2017
    FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - Hot off the heels of a ninth-place finish at the USATF Outdoor Championships, cross country/track & field sophomore Tyler Day has been named to the CoSIDA Academic All-America Men’s Track & field/Cross Country Second Team.
  • 11 Lumberjacks Head to Sacramento for USATF Championships
    June 20, 2017
    FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The best thing about track & field is that when you are good, the meets keep coming. Northern Arizona will have 11 Lumberjacks – current and former - competing this weekend at the USATF Outdoor Championships being held in Sacramento, Calif. at Hornet Stadium. The meet which will run from June 22-25 will host some of the world’s best
  • Saving the Best for Last: Andersen Becomes NCAA Runner-Up After Big Final Throw
    June 08, 2017
    EUGENE, Ore. - At a venue where so many historic moments have been made throughout the years, the focus today for Northern Arizona shifted to the field?specifically the hammer throw sector ?where Brooke Andersen penciled her name into the school and conference record books at NCAA Division I National Championships.
  • Redemption Achieved: Baxter Earns First-Team All-American Honors, Keenan Nabs Second-Team
    June 07, 2017
    EUGENE, Ore. ? Northern Arizona?s Matt Baxter came into tonight?s 10,000-meter race at NCAA Division I Championships seeking redemption for a disappointing 5,000m race at indoor championships in March, and he achieved his goal Wednesday night on the most iconic track in America.
  • Following the Oregon Trail: Keenan, Baxter & Andersen Compete at NCAA's This Week
    June 05, 2017
    FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona University track & field team will send three athletes to Eugene, Ore., this week for 2017 NCAA Outdoor National Championships. Adam Keenan (hammer throw), Matt Baxter (10,000-meter) and Brooke Andersen (hammer throw) all boast elite-level talent and are looking to make big splashes in TrackTown, U.S.A. this Wednesday and Thursday during their respective competitions.
  • NAU's Director of TF/XC Earns Regional "Coach of the Year" Honors
    June 04, 2017
    NEW ORLEANS – The United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches’ Association (USTFCCCA) released its 2017 NCAA Division I Regional Awards this morning, with Northern Arizona’s Director of TF/XC Mike Smith garnering the 2017 Mountain Region Women’s “Coach of the Year” title.
  • NCAA West Prelims Come to an End for Northern Arizona
    May 27, 2017
    AUSTIN, Texas – After spending five days in Texas, the last three of which involved high-level competition from every area of the NCAA West Region, the Northern Arizona track & field team put a bow on the national preliminaries Saturday night in Austin.
  • Carruth Musters Great Performance, Just Shy of Qualifying for NCAA's
    May 26, 2017
    AUSTIN, Texas – Northern Arizona's Maggie Carruth ran the race of her life today, setting a new personal best in the 800-meter run at NCAA West Preliminaries, but missed the cut for national championships by 0.14 of a second to highlight Friday's action in Austin for the Lumberjacks.
  • Andersen & Day Garner Academic All-District Accolades
    May 25, 2017
    AUSTIN, Texas – The College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) released its list of academic all-district track & field/cross country athletes today in the midst of the NCAA Preliminary rounds, and Lumberjacks Brooke Andersen and Tyler Day represent Northern Arizona University as members of the district eight team.
  • Three's a Party: Keenan, Andersen & Baxter Qualify for NCAA Championships
    May 25, 2017
    AUSTIN, Texas – For the first time in Lumberjack history, a male/female pair of hammer throwers will represent NAU at NCAA Championships.
  • NAU Fits in a Good Pre-Meet Practice Today in Austin
    May 24, 2017
    AUSTIN, Texas – Earlier today, eighteen athletes from the Northern Arizona University track & field team squeezed in their last practice of the week before tomorrow’s NCAA West Regional meet.
  • Go Big or Go Home: Lumberjacks Gear Up for NCAA Regional Meet in Texas
    May 23, 2017
    FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona University track & field team is set to leave for Austin, Texas, today to compete at NCAA West Regionals this Thursday, May 25, through Saturday, May 27.
  • NAU's Smith Named Big Sky Women's "Coach of the Year"
    May 17, 2017
    OGDEN, Utah – The Big Sky Conference office announced Wednesday afternoon that Northern Arizona University Director of Track & Field and Cross Country Mike Smith was named the 2017 Women’s “Coach of the Year” for his leadership during the team’s run at their 10th outdoor title in school history over the weekend.
  • NAU Sweeps Big Sky All-Sports Awards for Fourth Time in School History
    May 15, 2017
    OGDEN, Utah – For the second time in four years, and the fourth time in school history, the Northern Arizona University Athletics Department swept the Big Sky Men's and Women's All-Sports Trophies, announced by the conference office on Monday. The Lumberjacks won a total of seven Big Sky Conference championships during the 2016-17 academic year and also received strong performances from several other programs.
  • Keenan, McPherson Guide Lumberjacks into Final Day of Big Sky Championships
    May 13, 2017
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Just one more day left in the 2017 Big Sky Outdoor Track & Field Championships and the defending Northern Arizona Lumberjacks still have energy in the tank for tomorrow’s finals. The meet, which is being held at Hornet Stadium, had just enough sunshine and cloud coverage to keep all in attendance on their feet.
  • NAU Track & Field Women Win Second Straight Big Sky Outdoor Title
    May 13, 2017
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The Northern Arizona University women’s track & field team captured its second consecutive Big Sky outdoor title Saturday afternoon, as it threw, leaped and ran its way to victory at Hornet Stadium. For the Lumberjack men, Adam Keenan was named the Big Sky’s “Male Most Valuable Performer” for his stellar achievements in the field events.
  • NAU Graduates 44 Student-Athletes During Spring Commencement Ceremonies
    May 12, 2017
    FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Among the nearly 5,000 Northern Arizona University graduates this weekend will be 44 Lumberjack student-athletes, who will receive their diplomas during the commencement ceremonies Friday and Saturday in the Walkup Skydome. Along with the 17 fall semester graduates, NAU Athletics will graduate 61 total student-athletes this academic year.
  • NAU's Murray sets Career Best in Heptathlon as Multi Events Conclude at 2017 Big Sky Championships
    May 11, 2017
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The heptathlon wrapped up from the 2017 Big Sky Outdoor Conference Championships Thursday afternoon, with Northern Arizona University mutli athletes Sara Murray and Helena McLeod representing the Lumberjacks well before preliminary and final events get underway tomorrow.
  • Lumberjacks McLeod & Murray Compete at Big Sky Championships Wednesday
    May 10, 2017
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. - The 2017 Big Sky Outdoor Conference Championships officially kicked off Wednesday morning for the Northern Arizona University track and field team, with true freshmen Helena McLeod and Sara Murray taking part in the women?s heptathlon.
  • Lumberjacks Gearing Up to Defend Indoor Titles at Outdoor Championships This Weekend
    May 09, 2017
    FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – It is simple: to win a Big Sky Championship, a team must record the most points compared to its competitors. The last four instances, the Northern Arizona University track and field teams have done just that, with both squads sweeping outdoor conference in 2016 and, most recently, hoisting both indoor championship trophies in Pocatello, Idaho, this past February.
  • NAU Athletics Celebrate at 4th Annual Louie's Awards
    May 02, 2017
    FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Senior distance runner Futsum Zienasellassie and sophomore diver Tanya Kurach were among the big winners at Monday night's Fourth Annual Louie's Awards hosted by the Northern Arizona Student-Athlete Advisory Committee. Zienasellassie and Kurach were named the Male and Female Athletes of the Year respectively at the end-of-year awards show at NAU's Prochnow Auditorium.
  • Big Sky Honors 34 Lumberjacks on Winter All-Academic Team
    April 27, 2017
    OGDEN, Utah – The Big Sky Conference office announced the Big Sky Winter All-Academic team on Thursday with 34 Northern Arizona student-athletes from men’s and women’s basketball and men’s and women’s indoor track & field being honored for their work in the classroom and in competition.
  • Baxter Named Conference Athlete of the Week for 5K Performance Last Friday
    April 24, 2017
    OGDEN, Utah – Northern Arizona University’s Matt Baxter climbed to eighth all-time in the conference records books with a 13:46.24 time in the 5000-meter run at Stanford University’s Cardinal Classic over the weekend and garnered the Big Sky’s “Men’s Track Athlete of the Week” honor because of it.
  • NAU Logs A Couple PR's To Close Out Cardinal Classic
    April 22, 2017
    PALO ALTO, Calif. – Of the five Lumberjacks to race in the women’s 1500-meter event tonight on Cobb Track, three of them notched personal-best times as Northern Arizona University wrapped up its weekend festivities from the Cardinal Classic on the campus of Stanford University Saturday.
  • NAU Distance Ready to Put In Some Mileage at Stanford
    April 21, 2017
    FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – It will be a relatively light weekend for the Northern Arizona University track and field team, as the distance crew will be the only event group in action. The Lumberjacks send 19 athletes to the campus of Stanford University for some high-octane action at the Cardinal Classic this Friday, April 21 and Saturday, April 22.
  • NAU Closes Out Day One of Cardinal Classic in Palo Alto
    April 21, 2017
    PALO ALTO, Calif. – Lumberjacks Matt Baxter and Blaise Ferro competed in the men’s 5000-meter event at Stanford University’s Cardinal Classic Friday night, with both logging what-would-be top-10 times on the Big Sky’s performance list this season.
  • Baldenegro and Coggins Honored as Top Golden Eagle Scholar Athletes
    April 18, 2017
    FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Northern Arizona football senior Patrick Baldenegro and women’s basketball senior Rene Coggins were honored as the Golden Eagle Scholar Athletes of the Year on Tuesday during the 39th annual Golden Eagle Awards luncheon. A total of 190 student-athletes across all 15 of NAU’s athletic programs were honored at the High Country Conference Center.
  • World Record High Jump? No Big Deal for Coach Roderick Townsend
    April 15, 2017
    TORRANCE, Calif. – After the first two days of track and field action for the Lumberjacks, a logical Northern Arizona University fan would have thought not much could top the performances posted by all the athletes Thursday and Friday…but Graduate Assistant Jumps Coach Roderick Townsend defies both logic and gravity.
  • Marathon Day for NAU at Bryan Clay is One to Remember
    April 14, 2017
    AZUSA, Calif. – It was only a matter of time, but the Lumberjack women’s 4x400-meter relay squad made up of Jasmine Malone, Ashley Taylor, Maggie Carruth and Nicole Fotinos broke the school record they set last season with an official, first-place 3:40.72 time tonight at the Bryan Clay Invitational.
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