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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


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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, ...

Illini men’s track and field dominates Drake Relays

Illini men’s track and field dominates Drake Relays

April 27, 2015


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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...

Men’s track and field prepares for Drake Relays

Men’s track and field prepares for Drake Relays

By Emma McGowen

April 22, 2015


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The Illinois men’s track and field team will travel to Des Moines, Iowa, for the 106th Drake Relays April 22-25, with different events held each day. The Illini won the Hy-Vee Cup in 2013 and tied with Arkansas in 2014. The Razorbacks look to be a top competitor for the Cup once again. With Illinoi...

Illinois men’s track heads to Jim Click Shootout

Illinois men’s track heads to Jim Click Shootout

April 9, 2015


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The Illinois men’s track and field team will head to Tucson, Arizona this weekend to participate in the Jim Click Shootout. The University of Arizona will play host to the event at Roy P. Drachman Stadium. This year marks the Illini’s first appearance in the competition. Illinois will compete in ...

Illini men’s track and field dominates in Las Vegas

By Will Small

March 30, 2015


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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...

Illini men’s track looking forward to a weekend of competition and training

By Will Small

January 29, 2015


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The Illinois men’s track and field team is gaining national attention this season: The Illini are ranked No. 2 in Track and Field News’ dual meet rankings.  “They’re reflective of the fact that we’re improving as a team and a program,” head coach Mike Turk said when asked about the rankings...

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...

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 travels to Auburn for Tiger Track Classic

By Christopher Kennedy

April 4, 2014


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After a strong showing on a cold, rainy weekend in Louisville last week, the Illini men’s track and field team travels to Auburn, Ala., this weekend for the Tiger Track Classic. “Every week in outdoor season we’re kind of holding our breath looking at the weather,” head coach Mike Turk said. ...

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...