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2016-17 NAU Track & Field

  • 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.
  • It's a PR Party in Azusa to Start the West Coast Trip for NAU
    April 13, 2017
    AZUSA, Calif. – The first day of a busy weekend for the Northern Arizona University track and field team wrapped up with sophomore Mikayla Malaspina opening her outdoor season running a 16:26.74 time in the first heat of the women’s 5000-meter event Thursday night at the Bryan Clay Invitational.
  • Lumberjacks Compete at Bryan Clay, Mt. SAC, Long Beach This Weekend
    April 12, 2017
    FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona University track and field team packs its bags and heads west to California for some weekend action at the Bryan Clay Invitational, Mt. SAC Relays and the Long Beach Invitational.
  • Collins, McPherson, Taylor Earn "Athlete of the Week" Recognition
    April 10, 2017
    OGDEN, Utah – The defending Big Sky Outdoor Track and Field Champions are still on top of the mountain—literally and figuratively—when it comes to boasting top-level talent, as the conference office awarded three of its four “Athlete of the Week” honors to Lumberjacks Monday afternoon.
  • Lumberjacks Put on a Show in Tucson
    April 08, 2017
    TUCSON, Ariz. – Against some stiff competition, the Northern Arizona University track and field team proved that up-and-down the roster they are a squad to be reckoned with nationally.
  • Lumberjacks Ready for a Great Weekend in Tucson
    April 07, 2017
    FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Following some impressive personal-best performances at Texas Relays and the Stanford Invitational last weekend, Northern Arizona will travel its entire track and field team to Tucson this Saturday, April 8, for some in-state action at the 2017 Jim Click Shootout.
  • McPherson Earns Big Sky's "AOTW" With Record-Setting Jump Over Weekend
    April 03, 2017
    OGDEN, Utah – With her record-setting performance over the weekend at Texas Relays in the women’s long jump event, Northern Arizona University’s Shanice McPherson nabbed the Big Sky’s “Women’s Field Athlete of the Week” honor Monday afternoon.
  • Andersen Wins Again, Lumberjacks Piece Together Good Day in Texas
    April 01, 2017
    AUSTIN, Texas – Four Lumberjack athletes opened things up for the Northern Arizona University track and field team at the 90th Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays, presented by Spectrum Thursday, representing themselves and the university well en route to some specular showings.
  • McPherson All Smiles as she Breaks NAU, Big Sky Long Jump Record
    April 01, 2017
    AUSTIN, Texas – On the final day of the 90th Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays, presented by Spectrum, Northern Arizona’s Shanice McPherson leapt her way into the record books with a 21-2 (6.45m) last-chance jump in the women’s long jump event Saturday.
  • Kennedy Burns Up Track En Route to Personal Best Mark at Texas Relays
    March 31, 2017
    AUSTIN, Texas – Yesterday afternoon, it was a relatively quiet day on the track for the Lumberjacks at the 90th Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays, presented by Spectrum, but that all changed when the Northern Arizona University track and field team competed Friday morning in Austin.
  • Carruth, Beamish and Baxter Crush New PR's as Lumberjacks Dominate at Stanford
    March 31, 2017
    PALO ALTO, Calif. – As snow flurries dusted Flagstaff Friday, six Northern Arizona University distance athletes were burning up Cobb Track on the campus of Stanford University and setting fires to old-personal bests late into the California night.
  • NAU Distance Headed to Palo Alto for Weekend Meet at Stanford
    March 30, 2017
    FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – While half the squad competes at Texas Relays in Austin this weekend, six more Northern Arizona University track and field athletes—all from the distance crew—head west to run at the Stanford Invitational in Palo Alto, California.
  • Lumberjacks Eager to Start Chopping at 2017 Texas Relays This Weekend
    March 29, 2017
    FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Over 7,700 athletes from nearly 200 hundred colleges and universities compete this weekend in Austin, Texas, at the 90th Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays presented by Spectrum. Sixteen of those track and field competitors are members of the Northern Arizona University track and field team, and the Lumberjacks are eager to showcase their skills and talents on one of the sport’s biggest stages.
  • Super Andersen is the HERO of the Week
    March 24, 2017
    FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. ? We?re literally a week into the outdoor track and field season, but it has been an extremely busy?and fun?one for Northern Arizona?s Brooke Andersen as she was named the ?Women?s Track and Field Athlete HERO of the Week? Friday afternoon.
  • Lumberjacks Sweep Big Sky Preseason Outdoor Poll
    March 21, 2017
    OGDEN, Utah – The Big Sky Preseason Outdoor poll was released this afternoon, with the Northern Arizona University men’s and women’s teams being voted as the top squads in conference.
  • NAU Mourns the Loss of Storied Track & Field Coach Dr. Leo "Red" Haberlack
    March 21, 2017
    Former Northern Arizona University track & field coach, Dr. Leo “Red” Haberlack passed away at the age of 84 years old.
  • Dynamic NAU Throws Duo Andersen, Keenan Earn AOTW Honors
    March 20, 2017
    OGDEN, Utah – She garnered four Big Sky Athlete of the Week honors during the indoor track and field season, so it is only natural that Northern Arizona’s Brooke Andersen—arguably the best thrower in conference history—take home this week’s AOTW accolade after her performance over the weekend. Joining Andersen is fellow throws teammate Adam Keenan on the men’s side, who also opened the season on a high note.
  • Lumberjacks Log Eight Victories Saturday to Finish First Outdoor Meet of 2017
    March 18, 2017
    IRVINE, Calif. – The Northern Arizona University track and field team competed in day two of the 2017 UC Irvine Spring Break Invitational Saturday, securing an impressive eight event victories to close out the first meet of the outdoor season.
  • Andersen Continues Her Stellar Performance, Breaks Big Sky Hammer Throw Record Friday
    March 17, 2017
    IRVINE, Calif. – If Lumberjack fans thought Northern Arizona University thrower Brooke Andersen’s indoor track and field season was impressive, they soon learned Friday morning that even greater things could be in store for her outdoor season.
  • Lumberjacks Set to Begin 2017 Outdoor Campaign in California Tomorrow
    March 16, 2017
    FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Another outdoor track and field season looms upon us, and a hot Northern Arizona University squad will ride the momentum of two indoor conference titles and three NCAA All-American performances into this weekend’s UC Irvine Spring Break Invitational to begin that campaign.
  • Brooke Andersen Closes Out Great Season as an All-American
    March 11, 2017
    COLLEGE STATION, Texas – Northern Arizona University’s Brooke Andersen capped off an incredible 2017 indoor track and field season at NCAA Championships this afternoon, placing 11th in the women’s weight throw event with a meet-best mark of 66-7 (20.29m).
  • Tyler Day Earns First-Team All-American Status Tonight at Indoor Nationals
    March 10, 2017
    COLLEGE STATION, Texas – Two of the top distance athletes at Northern Arizona University and in the nation competed in the men’s 5000-meter event at NCAA Indoor Championships Friday night, with sophomore Tyler Day earning first-team All-American status and Matt Baxter nabbing second-team honors.
  • Previewing 2017 NCAA Indoor Championships for the Lumberjacks
    March 09, 2017
    FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona University track and field program swept 2017 Big Sky Indoor Championships a couple weekends back, and it had everything to do with the balance up-and-down each event category.
  • NAU's Smith Named Mountain Region Women's Coach of the Year
    March 06, 2017
    NEW ORLEANS – He’s officially been at the helm for just over three months now, but Northern Arizona University Director of Track & Field and Cross Country Mike Smith’s legacy continues to blossom each day as “the new coach on campus” was named the 2017 NCAA Mountain Region Women’s Coach of the Year Monday morning, per the USTFCCCA.
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