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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 17, 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 13, 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...

Women’s track leaves Houston with four event titles

Women’s track leaves Houston with four event titles

By Meghan Rest, Staff writer

April 10, 2017


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

The Illinois women’s track team left the Houston Alumni Invitational with multiple individual titles. Four Illini snagged event titles Saturday, while the 4x100 meter relay team clocked its best time of the season. Pedrya Seymour collected her second-consecutive win in the 100-meter hurdles with...

Illinois women’s track and field to compete in Houston Alumni Invite

Illinois women’s track and field to compete in Houston Alumni Invite

By Meghan Rest, Staff writer

April 6, 2017


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

The Illinois women's track and field team will head to the Houston Alumni Invite on Saturday after top performances from junior Pedrya Seymour and the 4x100 meter relay last week. Multiple Illini finished in the top three last Saturday at the Big Blue Classic in Charleston, Illinois and will look to con...

Seymour, Bloch-Jones headed to indoor nationals for Illinois women’s track and field

Seymour, Bloch-Jones headed to indoor nationals for Illinois women’s track and field

By Chris Kennedy, Staff writer

March 9, 2017


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

\ For most of the Illinois women’s track team, the focus has already shifted to the outdoor season. Fittingly, the indoor season will conclude this week for two of the team’s best athletes. Hurdler Pedrya Seymour and high jumper Kandie Bloch-Jones have led the team all season, and this weeken...

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

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

By Christopher Kennedy, Staff writer

February 24, 2017


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

By Chris Kennedy, Staff writer

February 12, 2017


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

By Christopher Kennedy, Staff writer

February 6, 2017


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

By Chris Kennedy

February 3, 2017


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

By 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...

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