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Illinois men’s track wins five event titles to secure Illini Classic

Illinois men’s track wins five event titles to secure Illini Classic

Thomas Polcyn, Assistant sports editor
January 17, 2017
Filed under Men's Sports, Sports, Track & Field

Propelled by five individual titles, the Illinois men’s track and field team won the annual Illini Classic. Event titles were won by David Kendziera (60m hurdles), Devin Quinn (60m), Josh Eiker (200m), Jonathan Wells (high jump) and a win by the 4x400m relay team. Head coach Michael Turk was... Read more »

Illinois to combine track and field and cross-country programs

Illinois to combine track and field and cross-country programs

The Daily Illini sports staff
November 28, 2016
Filed under Cross Country, Cross Country, Men's Sports, Sports, Top Stories, Track & Field, Track & Field, Uncategorized, Women's Sports

Illinois Athletic Director Josh Whitman in a press release announced that the Illinois men's and women's cross-country and indoor and outdoor track teams will be combined under one coaching staff. The decision will take effect following the completion of the 2017 outdoor track and field season. Before... Read more »

Illini men’s track face harsher weather at Indiana Gibson State Invitational

Will Most, Staff writer
April 6, 2016
Filed under Men's Sports, Sports, Track & Field

Last weekend, Illini men’s track competed in sunny California. This weekend, they will face a new challenge with harsh cold and possible snow in Terra Haute, Indiana. While the cold bothers the average Illinois student, it presents a much larger issue for Illinois head coach Mike Turk and his ... Read more »

Meet your new Illinois athletic director: Josh Whitman

Michal Dwojak, Staff writer
February 18, 2016
Filed under Baseball, Basketball, Basketball, Cross Country, Cross Country, Football, Golf, Golf, Gymnastics, Gymnastics, Soccer, Softball, Sports, Swim & Dive, Tennis, Tennis, Track & Field, Track & Field, Volleyball, Wrestling

Now that the University of Illinois has announced that Josh Whitman will be the school’s next athletic director, it’s a good time to learn who the new leader of Illinois athletics is. Whitman’s ties to Illinois started in 1997 when he first lined up at tight end for Ron Turner. He finish... Read more »