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Illinois men’s track and field prepares for Musco Twilight

Illinois men’s track and field prepares for Musco Twilight

April 29, 2015

Following its biggest win of the season at Drake Relays and two weeks away from the Big Ten Championships, this weekend is a different one for the Illinois men’s track and field team. The Illini will wrap up their regular season this weekend at the Musco Twilight meet in Iowa City, Iowa. With the Big...

Illini men’s track top field at EIU Big Blue Classic

Illini men’s track top field at EIU Big Blue Classic

April 5, 2015

The Illinois men’s track and field team finished first in a field of 12 at EIU Big Blue Classic over the weekend in Charleston, Illinois. After finishing the first day of competition in third place on Friday, the Illini jumped to first the next day with the help of six event titles. Freshman Jonathan...

Illinois men’s track heads to the Eastern Illinois for Big Blue Classic

April 1, 2015

The Illinois men’s track and field team heads to Charleston, Illinois, this weekend for the Eastern Illinois Big Blue Classic. Head coach Mark Turk’s team will participate Friday and Saturday in its second outdoor competition this season. The Illini throwers made the greatest impression of any group o...

Illini men’s track and field dominates in Las Vegas

By Will Small

March 29, 2015

After wrapping up a promising indoor season earlier this month, the Illinois men’s track and field team kicked off its outdoor season with a dominating performance at the UNLV Spring Invitational on March 20-21. The Illini placed first as a team at the meet, and won numerous individual events. Whi...

Illinois men’s track looks to continue early season success

By Will Small

January 22, 2015

Coming off a strong performance at the Illini Classic last weekend, the Illinois men’s track and field team looks to continue the momentum at the Rod McCravy Memorial Meet in Lexington, Kentucky, on Friday and Saturday.  “Each week we have to keep our focus and keep working hard,” head coach Mike Turk ...

Men’s track and field dominates Illini Classic

Men’s track and field dominates Illini Classic

By Will Small

January 20, 2015

Jonathan Wells tied the Illinois school record on high jump as the Illini men’s track and field team won its second straight Illini Classic on Saturday. Wells, a freshman, wasted no time etching his name in the Illinois record books, jumping a height of 2.20 meters and tying the record previously set b...

Smith, Stryganek, Pamilton, Zahn make up strong 4×100 for Illini

Smith, Stryganek, Pamilton, Zahn make up strong 4×100 for Illini

By Christopher Kennedy

May 6, 2014

Julian Smith, Brandon Stryganek, Stephon Pamilton, and DJ Zahn form one of the Illini track team’s most formidable forces: the 4x100 meter relay team. The squad currently stands at No. 7 in the country, and has been near the top of the rankings all season long. The 4x100 team is an event the program ...

Illinois men’s track and field ties for 1st at Drake Relays

Illinois men’s track and field ties for 1st at Drake Relays

By Christopher Kennedy

April 27, 2014

The Illini men’s track and field team watched some of the best athletes in the world compete at the 105th Drake Relays this weekend. Besides collegiate competitors, the Drake Relays featured Olympians and world championship-caliber athletes. But the world’s best couldn’t steal the show from the Illi...

Illini head to Des Moines to compete in Drake Relays

Illini head to Des Moines to compete in Drake Relays

April 23, 2014

Des Moines, Iowa doesn’t really seem like a sports-crazed city.  It is the home to the Iowa Barnstormers of the Arena Football League, the Iowa Energy of the NBA D-League, and the Cubs’ triple-A affiliate Iowa Cubs. It’s also the home to the Drake University Bulldogs and for more than 100 years, th...

Illini men’s track shakes things up in Kentucky and hit fast marks at Mt. SAC

Illini men’s track shakes things up in Kentucky and hit fast marks at Mt. SAC

By Christopher Kennedy

April 20, 2014

With one of the biggest meets of the outdoor season coming up next weekend in the Drake Relays, the Illini men’s track and field team split up this weekend to run two different meets with two different purposes. The top Illini distance runners traveled to the Mt. San Antonio College Relays in Walnut...

Illini men’s track and field have strong showing to win windy Twilight Invite

Illini men’s track and field have strong showing to win windy Twilight Invite

April 13, 2014

Illinois track and field is not used to competing outdoors in front of an orange-clad crowd, and the Twilight Invite was a perfect opportunity for fans to turn out to support the team. Warm spring weather added incentive for fans to show up, but winds reached nearly 30 miles per hour when running events...

Illini men’s track and field team opens outdoor season at Louisville

By Christopher Kennedy

March 31, 2014

The first outdoor meet of the season presented a stark difference from running indoors. Conditions were cold, wet and windy, yet the Illini were still able to score eight event titles. “We had very adverse conditions to say the least with the weather,” head coach Mike Turk said. “We really fel...

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