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Illini hurdler Vanier Joseph’s dad watches over his “unfinished business”

Illinois’ Vanier Joseph races against Indiana State’s Greggmar Swift at a meet on April 12. Joseph is running for his father, who passed away a year ago while Joseph was competing in the NCAA regional. 

By Christopher Kennedy

May 8, 2014

Last May, Vanier Joseph arrived in Austin, Texas, for the NCAA West Regional poised for success. He was fresh off of a Big Ten Championship in the 110-meter hurdles, and he had come to Austin with the No. 6 seed in the event. Joseph was expected to be one of the 12 athletes to move onto the NCAA Natio...