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Illinios men’s track splits squad this weekend

April 17, 2014

After a victory at their home Twilight Invite, the Illini men’s track and field team will split up this weekend to represent the Orange and Blue at two different meets: the University of Kentucky’s Bluegrass Classic and the Mt. San Antonio College Relays. Most of the team will head South to Lexi...

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 14, 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...

Illinois women’s track and field finishes second at Illinois Twilight

Illinois women’s track and field finishes second at Illinois Twilight

April 14, 2014

Saturday was a special day for the Illinois women’s track and field team at its Twilight Track and Field meet. On the track, the team received several outstanding performances from some of its athletes en route to a second-place team finish out of eight total teams at the Illinois Soccer Track Stadiu...

Illini come into Twilight Invite with strong early outdoor season

By Christopher Kennedy

April 11, 2014

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 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...

Former Illini Aja Evans wins bronze in women’s bobsled

Former Illini Aja Evans wins bronze in women’s bobsled

By Stacy St. Clair

February 21, 2014

SOCHI, Russia — The first time Aja Evans took a run down the bobsled track — a sensation she likens to being stuffed into a garbage can and pushed off a cliff — she wasn't sure she wanted to do it again. Her mother insisted: Do not give up. "She told me to fight through it," said Evans, a Chicago native ...

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