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Illini seniors talk post grad plans

Illini seniors talk post grad plans

By Jared Farmer, Staff Writer

May 3, 2018


Filed under Men's Sports, Sports, Track & Field, Track & Field, Women's Sports

With commencement ceremonies and the Big Ten Championships just about a week away, the seniors on the Illini track and field team are entering their final weeks at Illinois. For some of the 18 graduating seniors, their career paths incorporate skills that were developed on the track team. For David Ken...

Siblings compete in season together

Siblings compete in season together

By Jared Farmer, Staff Writer

April 26, 2018


Filed under Men's Sports, Sports, Track & Field, Track & Field, Women's Sports

David Kendziera, a senior on the Illinois men’s track and field team, initially picked up track and cross country as a means to get himself ready for the mile-time trials in P.E. classes. It wasn’t until high school that he and Brenda, his younger sister who is sophomore on the University’s women’...

Women’s track wins final home meet

Women’s track wins final home meet

By Noah Deutsch, Staff Writer

April 18, 2018


Filed under Sports, Top Stories, Track & Field, Women's Sports

The Illinois Twilight meet on Saturday was one to remember for seniors Nicole Choquette and Sara McKeeman. The pair capped off their final home meet as Illini with first-place finishes in the 800-meter run and pole vault, respectively. Overall, Illinois took home six first-place finishes and won the...

Women’s track finishes fifth at Jim Click Shootout

Women’s track finishes fifth at Jim Click Shootout

By Noah Deutsch, Contributing writer

April 10, 2018


Filed under Sports, Track & Field, Women's Sports

Finishing with 90 points in the team standings, the Illinois Women’s Track & Field team placed fifth overall at the Jim Click Shootout. Chisom Nwoko and Nicole Choquette highlighted the event as Nwoko’s 400m performance, a personal best of 53.11, was the fifth-fastest in Illini history....

Nwoko runs seventh-fastest 400-meter in Illini history

Nwoko runs seventh-fastest 400-meter in Illini history

By Jared Farmer, Staff Writer

April 3, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports, Top Stories, Track & Field, Women's Sports

Sophomore Chisom Nwoko clocked a new personal best when she won the women’s 400-meter dash at the Ole Miss Classic this Saturday. “Chisom Nwoko’s 400 was a huge performance for her, and a big personal best outdoors,” said head coach Mike Turk. “It was a really impressive run for her, and she...

Women’s track season in review

Women’s track season in review

By Meghan Rest, Staff writer

May 7, 2017


Filed under Sports, Track & Field, Women's Sports

The Illinois women’s track and field team will compete at the Big Ten championships this weekend, but the season will continue with the NCAA Regionals for some of the team’s top athletes. Sophomore Jayla Stewart, redshirt junior Pedrya Seymour and senior Kandie Bloch-Jones are a few of the athletes ran...

Illinois heads to Big Ten championships

Illinois heads to Big Ten championships

By Meghan Rest, Staff writer

May 3, 2017


Filed under Sports, Track & Field, Women's Sports

Coming off a successful weekend at the Drake Relays, the Illinois women’s track team will compete in the Big Ten championships this weekend. Despite dreary conditions, Illinois set personal records and put itself in a better position for the postseason. “It’s part of execution going in and d...

Regular season comes to end; Stewart earns personal record

Regular season comes to end; Stewart earns personal record

By Meghan Rest, Staff writer

May 1, 2017


Filed under Sports, Track & Field, Women's Sports

The Illinois women’s track & field team concluded its regular season at the Drake Relays this weekend after scoring in three relays and earning one event title. Jayla Stewart clocked a personal record of 13.14 seconds to give her a first-place finish in the 100-meter hurdles final. The junior s...

Illini take first at Illinois Twilight

Illini take first at Illinois Twilight

By Meghan Rest, Staff writer

April 25, 2017


Filed under Sports, Track & Field, Women's Sports

The Illinois women's track team finished in first with 127 points at its Illinois Twilight meet Saturday. Overall, the Illini secured five first-place performances. Leading the pack with two event titles, junior Pedrya Seymour finished first in the 100 meter hurdles with a time of 13.14 and the 200 m...

Illinois women’s track and field seniors compete at home for last time

Illinois women’s track and field seniors compete at home for last time

By Meghan Rest, Staff writer

April 21, 2017


Filed under Sports, Top Stories, Track & Field, Women's Sports

Illinois will host a dozen teams at its annual Twilight meet Saturday. For senior high-jumper Kandie Bloch-Jones, her final competitions are winding down. With the Big Ten championships on the horizon and only having jumped two outdoor meets this season, Bloch-Jones is ready to take advantage of her...

Three Illini set personal records during weekend competition

Three Illini set personal records during weekend competition

By Meghan Rest, Staff writer

April 16, 2017


Filed under Sports, Track & Field, Women's Sports

Senior Valerie Bobart and junior Nicole Choquette traveled to California and set new personal records, likely qualifying for the NCAA West Prelims. Junior Janile Rogers followed suit at the University of South Carolina’s Gamecock Invitational, collecting a personal record in the 200-meter dash. Bobar...

Bobart looking forward to weekend competition

Bobart looking forward to weekend competition

By Meghan Rest, Staff writer

April 12, 2017


Filed under Sports, Track & Field, Women's Sports

Four Illinois women’s track athletes will head to South Carolina and California for a chance to compete in the Gamecock Invitational and the Bryan Clay Invite, respectively. Senior Valerie Bobart and junior Nicole Choquette will compete at two meets in California, while sophomore Briana Driver and ju...

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