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    Northwestern Shines at NIU Huskie Open

    NUSPORTSDOTCOM Sophomore Megan O'Brien finished fourth among NU runners at Friday's NIU Huskie Open.
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    Sophomore Megan O'Brien finished fourth among NU runners at Friday's NIU Huskie Open.
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    Nov. 8, 2013

    Huskie Open -- Individual Results Get Acrobat Reader (No Team Score Kept)

    DeKALB, Ill. -- Northwestern freshman Jena Pianin was the top overall female finisher at the NIU Huskie Open hosted by Northern Illinois Friday afternoon, posting a 5K time of 18:24.85 in the process.

    Pianin led a group of four top-finishing Wildcats who were coming off appearances at last week's Big Ten Championships, with another freshman, Elena Miller checking in just behind Pianin in 18:25.34. Senior Julia Buford and sophomore Megan O'Brien, recorded efforts of 18:31.65 and 18:36.20, respectively, to place third and fourth among female finishers.

    In all, Northwestern accounted for 10 of the top 11 female finishers in a field that featured 83 total participants.

    The co-ed meet, which was open to a number of area colleges and universities as well as members of the community, marked a final tune-up for next week's NCAA Regional Championships meet for a handful of Wildcat runners and the end of the competitive fall season for others. No team scores were kept at the event.

    Complete individual results are available to download in PDF format at the top of the page.

    One week from today, Likhite and the Wildcats will be at Iowa State University to toe the line at the NCAA Midwest Regional Championships. Start time for the women's 6K race in Ames is set for Noon CT. Visit NUsports.com in the coming days for additional information on the NCAA Regional Championships.

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