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Women’s track leaves Houston with four event titles

Women’s track leaves Houston with four event titles

By Meghan Rest, Staff writer

April 9, 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 5, 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...

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

By 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...

Illinois to combine track and field and cross-country programs

Illinois to combine track and field and cross-country programs

By 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...

Pasta and corn keys for Tatyana McFadden in Rio

Pasta and corn keys for Tatyana McFadden in Rio

By Ryan Wilson, Staff Writer

September 21, 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...

Seymour continued her record-breaking run in Rio

Seymour continued her record-breaking run in Rio

By Jacob Diaz, Staff writer

August 28, 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...

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