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Illinois men’s track and field looks sharp in final meet before Big Ten Outdoor Championships

Illinois' Davis Fraker winds up for the throw during the hammer throw event at the Illinois Twilight meet on April 18.
May 4, 2015

With the Big Ten Outdoor Championships less than two weeks away, little time remains for the Illinois men’s track and field team to sharpen its skills. Despite the fact that there was no team competition...

Illinois men’s track and field prepares for Musco Twilight

Illinois’ Mitch Mammoser releases the pole as he swings over the bar during the poll vault event at the Illinois Twilight Meet.
April 30, 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...

Illini men’s track and field dominates Drake Relays

Illinois’ Ian Barnett keeps a brisk pace in the men’s 1,500-meter run at the Illinois Twilight meet on April 18.
April 27, 2015

The Illinois men’s track and field team brought the Hy-Vee Cup back home for the third-straight year, finishing first at this week’s Drake Relays. Head coach Mike Turk was satisfied with his team’s...

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

Illinois’ Watkins Maurice keeps his lead against his opponents during the Men’s 400 Meter Dash event at the Orange & Blue meet at the Armory on Feb. 21. Illinois’ men’s team won 1st place out of 4.
April 6, 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...

Illini men’s track and field dominates in Las Vegas

March 30, 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...

Illinois men’s track and field finishes 23rd at NCAA Indoor Championships

Illinois’ DJ Zahn, pictured in a meet from April 2014, was part of the 4x400 meter relay that finished with a time of 3 minutes and 6.58 seconds, the fourth-best time of the NCAA Indoor Championships over the weekend.
March 16, 2015

The Illinois men’s track and field team garnered five top-15 finishes and left with three first-team All-Americans at the NCAA Indoor Championships, where the Illini finished in 23rd. “Although we...

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

January 26, 2015

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...

Illinois men’s track and field takes third at Musco Twilight

Illinois sprinter Vanier Joseph only competed in one event over the weekend after a standout performance at the Drake Relays last weekend. The Musco Twilight was Illinois’ final regular season meet.
May 5, 2014

The Illinois men’s track and field team took third at Iowa’s Musco Twilight Meet this weekend in its final competition before the Big Ten championships.  The meet also gave the No. 14 Illini a final...

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

Illinois' Brandon Stryganek runs the 100 meter dash during the Illinois Twilight Track and Field meet at Illinois Soccer and Track Stadium on April 12.
April 21, 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...

Illini look to continue winning ways at Kentucky

January 23, 2014

The No. 12 Illinois men’s track and field team will travel to Lexington, Ky., this weekend for the Rod McCravy Memorial Invitational on Jan. 24-25. This will be the Illini’s first road meet of the...

Illinois men’s track and field takes first at Illini Classic

January 21, 2014

On what head coach Mike Turk called “an outstanding day,” the Illinois men’s track and field team took first place over the seven-team field at the Illini Classic, scoring 227.5 points, 125 points...

Illini take 7 titles in season opener

January 16, 2014

The Illinois men’s track and field team got its season underway at the Illini Open on Saturday, Jan. 11, at the UI Armory. Seven Illini earned first place in their respective events, while another 11...

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