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Illini women's track and field leans on individuals for success

By Zoe Kaler

May 10, 2015

The Illinois women’s cross country team won three meets during the season: the Illinois State Invite, the Bradley Invite and the Illini Open.Senior Alyssa Schneider was a key performer this season. She claimed individual victories at two of the team’s five regular season meets: the Illinois Challenge an...

Illini women’s track and field heads to Rankin/Poehlein Invitational

Illinois’ pole vaulter Jennifer DeBellis attempts to clear the bar during the Illinois Twilight invite at The Illinois Track and Soccer Stadium on April 18. 

By Zoe Kaler

April 30, 2015

The Illinois women’s track and field team was originally scheduled to compete at the Bill Hayes Invite in Bloomington, Indiana, this weekend, but due to the possibility of the invite not having enough teams to compete, the Illini were admitted to the Rankin/Poehlein Invitational. Illinois will travel to West L...

Illini women’s track and field finishes last at Jim Click Shootout

Illinois' Kandie Bloch-Jones hits the bar in the high jump event during the Illinois Twilight Track and Field meet at Illinois Soccer and Track Stadium, on Saturday, April 12, 2014.

By Alex Wallner

April 13, 2015

With the Big Ten Outdoor Championships just one month away, the Illinois women’s track and field team won three event titles at the Jim Click Shootout on Saturday in Tucson, Arizona. Junior Britten Petrey won the 3,000 meter steeplechase in a second-consecutive meet, sophomore Kandie Bloch-Jones won the ...

28 top-10 finishes for Illinois track and field at Vanderbilt invite

Illinois' Hanna Winter (503) runs for the finish line during 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

March 30, 2015

The Illinois women’s track and field team wrapped up its second outdoor event Saturday — the Vanderbilt Black and Gold Invitational in Nashville, Tenn. The meet wasn’t scored for teams, but the Illini captured five event titles and 10 top-10 performances. Illinois dominated the 5,000 meters Friday — four Illini we...

Illini women’s track and field opens outdoor season at Baldy Castillo Invitational

By Alex Wallner

March 19, 2015

The Illinois women’s track and field team will compete this weekend in Tempe, Arizona, at the Baldy Castillo Invitational. This meet marks the beginning of a two-month long race to the Big Ten Outdoor Championships. Illinois is coming off a ninth-place finish out of 14 teams at the Big Ten Indoor Champi...

Illini women’s pole vaulter Richartz earns 3rd at NCAA Indoor Championships

By Alex Wallner

March 16, 2015

Stephanie Richartz accomplished yet another feat in her historic Illinois career at the NCAA Indoor Women’s Track and Field Championships in Fayetteville, Arkansas, over the weekend. The senior was named first-team All-American for the second time in her career, while keeping her ranking of third ...

Six Illini finish in top 10 at Rod McCravy Memorial Meet

January 26, 2015

At an event filled with high-quality opponents, six different Illini finish in the top-10 in six different events at the Rod McCravy Memorial Meet in Lexington, Kentucky, over the weekend. Senior Breeana Coleman finished sixth in the 60-meter hurdles, sophomore Nicole Choquette finished seventh in the 8...

Illinois women’s track and field to compete in Tiger Track Classic

April 4, 2014

The Illinois women’s track and field team will travel to Auburn, Ala., this weekend to compete in the Tiger Track Classic, the team’s second meet of the outdoor season.   After receiving outstanding individual contributions from various members of the team last weekend at the Arizona State Invitat...