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

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

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 or silverware on the line, the Illini had yet another solid showing Saturday in Iowa City, Iowa, ...

Illinois men’s track and field prepares for Musco Twilight

Illinois men’s track and field prepares for Musco Twilight

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 wrap up their regular season this weekend at the Musco Twilight meet in Iowa City, Iowa. With the Big...

Illini men’s track and field dominates Drake Relays

Illini men’s track and field dominates Drake Relays

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 recorded-breaking performance in Des Moines, Iowa. “Our performance this weekend was outstandin...

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

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...

Illini men’s track and field dominates in Las Vegas

By Will Small

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 March 20-21. The Illini placed first as a team at the meet, and won numerous individual events. Whi...

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

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

By Will Small

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 fell just short of our program goal of a top-20 finish, we are pleased with 23rd place as a team,”...

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

By Will Small

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 feel like we competed really well,” Turk said. “We showed we truly are a well-rounded team.” Ju...

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

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

By Christopher Kennedy

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 preview of some teams they’ll see at the conference meet. They went up against fellow Big Ten fro...

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 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 purposes. The top Illini distance runners traveled to the Mt. San Antonio College Relays in Walnut...

Illini look to continue winning ways at Kentucky

By Thomas Donley

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 season.  Illinois will look to take first place as a team for the second straight meet after finishing...

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

By Thomas Donley

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 better than second-place Memphis.  Seven Illini claimed event titles Saturday, and 13 others fini...

Illini take 7 titles in season opener

By Thomas Donley

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 placed in the top three in theirs. “We had a really good opening meet,” head coach Mike Turk sa...