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Bloch-Jones and Seymour Lead Illinois to Success at Illini Classic

Bloch-Jones and Seymour Lead Illinois to Success at Illini Classic

Thomas Polcyn, Assistant sports editor
January 19, 2017
Filed under Sports, Track & Field, Women's Sports

The Illinois women’s track team competed in the annual Illini Classic at the Armory on Jan. 14. Thanks to a strong team-effort, the Illini finished second overall — just one point behind Southern Illinois — 103-102. Illinois performance was highlighted by personal records set by Kandie Bloch-Jones... Read more »

Illinois women’s track and field wins by double digits at NIU meet

Illinois women’s track and field wins by double digits at NIU meet

The Daily Illini sports staff
December 5, 2016
Filed under Sports, Track & Field, Women's Sports

After winning eight out of 12 total events, the Illinois women’s track and field team secured a victory over NIU 67.5-50.5. Illinois’ Jayla Stewart was one of the major standouts from the meet. She won both the 60 meters and the 60 meter-hurdles. Stewart is no stranger to success, as she also compete... 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 »

Pasta and corn keys for Tatyana McFadden in Rio

Pasta and corn keys for Tatyana McFadden in Rio

Ryan Wilson, Staff Writer
September 22, 2016
Filed under Sports, Track & Field, Women's Sports

To get to the Rio 2016 Paralympics, Tatyana McFadden had to push through cornfields — literally. Illinois wheelchair track intern Mike Groves said she could reach speeds of 25 miles per hour on the straightaway of a country road at practice. McFadden and her wheelchair track teammates. They push... Read more »

Seymour continued her record-breaking run in Rio

Seymour continued her record-breaking run in Rio

Jacob Diaz, Staff writer
August 29, 2016
Filed under Showcase, Sports, Track & Field, Women's Sports

When Pedrya Seymour crossed the finish line at the Olympic final of the 100-meter hurdles, the Illinois junior accomplished a feat that wasn't even in her plans until four months and 11 days beforehand. Last spring, she ran the 100 hurdles for the first time in a dual meet at the University of Cen... Read more »

Illinois women’s track and field win five events in loss to UCF

Illinois women’s track and field win five events in loss to UCF

Jacob Diaz, Staff writer
April 10, 2016
Filed under Sports, Track & Field, Women's Sports

Illinois' top runners brought their best effort for the Illinois women's track and field team this weekend and claimed five event titles. However, this not enough for Illinois who fell to University of Central Florida in a dual meet, 158-326. In spite of the loss, the team continued to ... Read more »

Women’s track and field set for showdown with UCF

Jacob Diaz, Staff writer
April 7, 2016
Filed under Sports, Track & Field, Women's Sports

The Illinois women's track and field team will fly down to Orlando, Florida, this weekend to take on the University of Central Florida. Other schools were originally scheduled to compete at the meet, but they have since dropped out, and the Illini will have a chance to see how they match up ... 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 »