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Seymour, Bloch-Jones lead women’s track to indoor Big Tens

Seymour, Bloch-Jones lead women’s track to indoor Big Tens

Christopher Kennedy, Staff writer
February 24
Filed under Sports, Track & Field, Women's Sports

Hurdler Pedrya Seymour and high jumper Kandie Bloch-Jones have dominated the No. 24 Illinois women’s track and field team this winter. Seymour is coming off a top-10 finish at the Olympics and owns the nation’s second-fastest time in the 60-meter hurdles. Bloch-Jones has won all but one high jump...

Illinois jumpers put on strong performance at Music City Challenge

Illinois jumpers put on strong performance at Music City Challenge

Chris Kennedy, Staff writer
February 12
Filed under Sports, Track & Field, Women's Sports

The Illinois women's track team traveled to Nashville, Tennessee, to compete in the Music City Challenge last weekend. Junior Janile Rogers and sophomore Briana Driver set personal-bests in the long jump on Saturday, and senior Kandie Bloch-Jones finished third in the high jump to score the Illini’s...

Illinois women’s track struggles at Notre Dame

Illinois women’s track struggles at Notre Dame

Christopher Kennedy, Staff writer
February 6
Filed under Sports, Track & Field, Women's Sports

Redshirt junior hurdler Pedrya Seymour was the only top-10 finisher for the Illinois women’s track team at Notre Dame’s Meyo Invitational last weekend, coming up short in her 60-meter hurdles showdown with the reigning Big Ten champ. The headliner for the Illini last weekend was a rematch between...

Illinois women’s track faces tough competition at Notre Dame

Illinois women’s track faces tough competition at Notre Dame

Chris Kennedy
February 3
Filed under Sports, Track & Field, Women's Sports

The Illinois women’s track and field team will face another steep field of competition season this weekend at Notre Dame’s Meyo Invitational. After facing off against several top-15 teams in its last outing at Kentucky’s Rod McCravy Invitational on Jan. 20 and 21, ...

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
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...

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
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...

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
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...

Pasta and corn keys for Tatyana McFadden in Rio

Pasta and corn keys for Tatyana McFadden in Rio

Ryan Wilson, Staff Writer
September 21
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...

Seymour continued her record-breaking run in Rio

Seymour continued her record-breaking run in Rio

Jacob Diaz, Staff writer
August 28
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...

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
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 ...

Women’s track and field set for showdown with UCF

Jacob Diaz, Staff writer
April 7
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 ...

Meet your new Illinois athletic director: Josh Whitman

Michal Dwojak, Staff writer
February 18
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...