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Illini women’s track and field heads to Rankin/Poehlein Invitational

Illinois’ pole vaulter Jennifer DeBellis attempts to clear the bar during the Illinois Twilight invite at The Illinois Track and Soccer Stadium on April 18. 

By Zoe Kaler

April 30, 2015

The Illinois women’s track and field team was originally scheduled to compete at the Bill Hayes Invite in Bloomington, Indiana, this weekend, but due to the possibility of the invite not having enough teams to compete, the Illini were admitted to the Rankin/Poehlein Invitational. Illinois will travel to West L...

Illinois women’s track heads to Drake Relays

Illinois’ Stephanie Richartz propells herself into the air during the pole vault event at the Illinois Twilight meet on Saturday.

April 22, 2015

The Illinois women’s track and field team will participate in the 106th Drake Relays April 22-26 at Drake Stadium in Des Moines, Iowa. The field consists of seven top-25 teams: No. 5 Arkansas, No. 7 Georgia, No. 9 Baylor, No. 11 Oklahoma State, No. 18 Texas Tech, No. 21 Missouri and No. 24 Notre Dame...

Illini women’s track and field finishes strong Saturday

Illinois' Britten Petrey runs the 3000 meter Steeplechase during the Illinois Twilight Track and Field meet at Illinois Soccer and Track Stadium, on Saturday, April 12, 2014.

By Alex Wallner

April 6, 2015

The Illinois women’s track and field team traveled to Charleston, Illinois, over the weekend to compete in its first EIU Big Blue Classic in three years. Illinois’ 96.50 points were good for fourth at the three-day meet. The Illini placed behind Eastern Illinois, Indiana State and Southern Illin...

28 top-10 finishes for Illinois track and field at Vanderbilt invite

Illinois' Hanna Winter (503) runs for the finish line during the 1 Mile Run event at the Orange & Blue meet at the Armory on Saturday, Feb. 21. Illinois' women's team won 1st place out of 5.

By Alex Wallner

March 30, 2015

The Illinois women’s track and field team wrapped up its second outdoor event Saturday — the Vanderbilt Black and Gold Invitational in Nashville, Tenn. The meet wasn’t scored for teams, but the Illini captured five event titles and 10 top-10 performances. Illinois dominated the 5,000 meters Friday — four Illini we...

Illinois swimming and diving keep an optimistic outlook

By Daniel Collins

December 16, 2014

While spending the entirety of the first half of the season on the road, the Illinois swimming and diving team will return home to start the second half with a progressing level of optimism. The Illini, who currently have a meet record of 3-3, opened the season with a 160-140 loss to Northwestern and ...

Illinois women’s cross-country hopes to take next step in 2015

Illinois' Hanna Winter (148), sophomore, and Britten Petrey (145), junior, pace themselves at the Illini Open 2014 at the Arborteum on Oct. 25th, 2014.

By Alex Wallner

December 16, 2014

The Illinois women’s cross-country season was marked by inconsistency. “I think the season was successful, but didn’t end the way we had hoped it would be,” junior Britten Petrey said. “Overall, it was a step in the right direction for next season for us to set higher goals, work even harder...

Illinois cross-coutry’s Schmidt leaves with more than track success

By Alex Wallner

December 10, 2014

Illinois women’s cross-country senior Chloe Schmidt is someone who handles her business on the course and off of it as well. The civil engineering major came to Illinois from State College, Pennsylvania, and will leave with her degree and a solid cross-country and track career. At Illinois, Schmid...

Illinois women’s cross-country finish 10th at Midwest Regional

Illinois' Colette Falsey, junior, earns first place at the Illini Open 2014 at the Arborteum on Oct. 25. The Illini did not qualify for the NCAA Championships. 

By Alex Wallner

November 17, 2014

The Illinois women’s cross-country season ended with a 10th-place finish at the 28-team Midwest Regional on Friday. Only the top-two teams and top-four individuals qualified for the NCAA Championships, neither the Illini as a team nor any individuals made the cut. No. 5 Iowa State won the meet with 6...

Illini women’s cross-country finishes 9th at Big Tens

Illinois women’s cross-country placed ninth at the Big Ten Championships in Iowa City, Iowa, this weekend. Michigan State finished first and Wisconsin finished second.

By Alex Wallner

November 3, 2014

IOWA CITY, IOWA — The Illinois women’s cross-country team battled under tough conditions at the Big Ten Championships on Sunday in Iowa City, Iowa, but finished ninth of 14 teams. No. 1 Michigan State and No. 8 Wisconsin finished first and second, respectively. The finish might not have been what the te...

2013 was transition year for Illinois women’s cross-country

May 14, 2014

The 100th Illinois women’s cross-country season was a year of transition as the runners became acquainted with first-year head coach Scott Jones. After being hired the day before the team started practice in August, Jones believed the year was spent developing relationships and trust needed to become a c...

Illinois women’s track and field wins 2 event titles at the Tiger Track Classic

April 7, 2014

Going up against a strong field of teams, including Auburn, Iowa State and North Carolina State among others, the Illinois women’s track and field team held its own, finishing with two event titles and five top-five finishes at the Tiger Track Classic in Auburn, Ala. Several different athletes reco...