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

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

April 6, 2015


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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...

Barnett breaks 30-year-old school record at Rod McCravy Memorial Meet

By Will Small

January 26, 2015


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Head coach Mike Turk was a pretty big fan of the Illinois men’s track team after its weekend success at the Rod McCravy Memorial Meet. “It was a great meet with a bunch of highly ranked teams and I feel like we competed really well,” Turk said. “We showed we truly are a well-rounded team.” Ju...

After Drake Relay win, Illini head to Iowa

By Christopher Kennedy

May 1, 2014


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After being crowned Hy-Vee Cup co-champions last weekend at the Drake Relays, the Illinois men’s track and field team soared to No. 14 in the national rankings, the highest position the team has ever held mid-season. Now the Illini enter the final week of the regular season and head to Iowa City f...

Illini come into Twilight Invite with strong early outdoor season

By Christopher Kennedy

April 11, 2014


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This Saturday marks Illinois’ first home outdoor track meet since 2010. And after four years, the team is ready to put on a show for its home fans.   “We’re going to be out in full force and everybody’s gonna be out on the track,” said head coach Mike Turk. “Every event’s going to ha...

Illinois men’s track and field wins 5 events at Auburn’s Tiger Track Classic

April 7, 2014


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The Illinois men’s track and field team traveled south this weekend to Auburn’s Tiger Track Classic in Auburn, Ala. They were met with great conditions and were able to bring home five event titles and several other high finishes. “It's satisfying to come down into SEC-country and come home with a bunc...

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

By Christopher Kennedy

March 31, 2014


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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...

Illini head to indoor Big Tens with unfinished business

By Chris Kennedy

February 28, 2014


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Last year, Brandon Stryganek left the Big Ten Indoor Championships with a conference championship in the 60 meters. This year he comes in with a target on his back. “It’s gonna be a little different for me because I’m defending my 60-meter title," Stryganek, said. “But we’ve had a target on ou...

Illini men’s track and field gives strong showing at home meet

By Chris Kennedy

February 24, 2014


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The Illinois men’s track and field team had a successful home meet Saturday at the Orange and Blue Open.  The Illini competed without several of their top athletes, who rested this weekend in preparation for the Big Ten Championships next Saturday. Aside from unattached runners, only three teams competed in...

Illini men’s track and field returns home for the Orange and Blue Open

By Chris Kennedy

February 20, 2014


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The Illinois men’s track and field team returns to the Armory this weekend for the Orange and Blue Open after a series of tough meets on the road.  Last weekend, the team split, with distance runners traveling to the Iowa State Cyclone Classic in Ames, Iowa and the rest of the team competing at the SP...

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