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Illinois women’s track and field finishes regular season

Illinois' Kandie Bloch-Jones leaps over the bar during the high jump event at the Illinois Twilight meet on April 18.

By Zoe Kaler

May 4, 2015

The Illinois women’s track and field team wrapped up its regular season Saturday in West Lafayette, Indiana, at the Rankin/Poehlein Invitational, hosted by Purdue. The Illini picked up seven event titles and 23 top-10 finishes.   Last week, distance coach Scott Jones predicted that the team would se...

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...

Illinois women’s track finish second at Illinois Twilight

Illinois' Amanda Duvendak (232) runs the 200 meter dash during the Illinois Twilight Invitational at the Track and Soccer Stadium on Saturday, April 18.

April 20, 2015

The Illinois women’s track and field team hosted the Illinois Twilight on Saturday and earned runner-up honors in the team race. Illinois finished with 140 points, behind team champion Western Michigan with 179 points. Additional teams participating in the Twilight included Eastern Illinois, Bradley, ...

Illini women’s track looks to bounce back at home meet

Illinois’ Kandie Bloch-Jones prepares to warm-up at the Orange & Blue meet at the Armory on Feb. 21. At last year’s Twilight meet, Bloch-Jones took first place in the high jump.

By Alex Wallner

April 16, 2015

The Illinois women’s track and field team competes this weekend at the Illinois Twilight meet in its only home meet of the outdoor season at the Illinois Track and Soccer Stadium. The Illini are coming off a last-place finish at the Jim Click Shootout in Tucson, Arizona, last weekend and hope to rebound...

Illini women’s track and field aim for more individual bests this weekend

Illinois' Colette Falsey (485) runs in 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

April 9, 2015

After competing just a few miles away last weekend, the Illini women’s track and field team will be doing lots of traveling for its next meet. The team will compete in the Jim Click Shootout Saturday in Tucson, Arizona, hosted by the University of Arizona. This will be the Illini’s first appearanc...

Illini of the week Mar. 18: Stephanie Richartz

Senior Stephanie Richartz started as a walk on to the team freshman year and was recently named to the first team All-American for the second time in her career.

By Alex Wallner

March 18, 2015

Editor’s Note: The Daily Illini sports desk sits down each week and decides which Illinois athlete or coach is our Illini of the Week. Athletes and coaches are evaluated by individual performance and contribution to team success. Coming to the University of Illinois, Illini pole vaulter Stephanie ...

Illini women’s track cruises to a win at Illini Open

By Alex Wallner

January 20, 2015

The Illinois women’s track and field team started the indoor season well in its first two meets of the season over winter break. The Illini began the indoor season in Iowa City, Iowa, for a dual match against host Iowa and Missouri. The Illini fell to the Hawkeyes 73-64, but bounced back to beat the ...