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Strong winds can't slow down women's track and field

Illinois' Sara McKeeman propels herself into the air during the pole vault event at the Orange and Blue meet on Saturday, February 20, 2016. Blaze placed third in the pole vault with a height of 3.97 meters.

By Jacob Diaz

April 3, 2016

The Illinois women’s track and field team battled gusty winds all weekend at the Big Blue Classic hosted by Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, Illinois.ej Despite the conditions, the team continued to show improvement and 10 Illini athletes finished in the top five of their events.ejJunior Kandie Blo...

Illini hope for strong start to the outdoor season

By Jacob Diaz

March 17, 2016

Tweet: [email protected] will start the outdoor season this weekend against tough group of opponents. #IlliniThe Fighting Illini women's track team hopes to put its best foot forward at this weekend's Baldy Castillo Invite, the first event of its outdoor season.After finishing last at the Big Ten I...

Richartz and Bloch-Jones head to the NCAA Outdoor Championship

Illinois' Kandie Bloch-Jones (477) prepares to warm-up at the Orange & Blue meet at the Armory on Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015. 

By Zoe Kaler

May 31, 2015

The Illinois women’s track and field team traveled to Austin this past weekend for the NCAA Division I Track and Field West Preliminary Round.Senior Stephanie Richartz and sophomore Kandie Bloch-Jones were the only two Illini out of eight to advance to the NCAA Outdoor Championships that will take pl...

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...

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 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 ...

Illini women’s track and field look for strong showing at EIU Big Blue Classic

Illinois' Jennifer DeBellis attempts to vault over the pole during 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 1, 2015

The Illinois women’s track and field team will compete in the Eastern Illinois University Big Blue Classic this weekend in Charleston, Illinois — its first appearance in the meet since the 2011-12 season. This meet will be the first of two in-state competitions for the Illini in the outdoor season. I...

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...

Illinois women’s track and field to compete in LSU Alumni Gold Meet

April 18, 2014

The Illinois’s women’s track and field team will send 14 athletes to Baton Rouge, La., this weekend to compete in the LSU Alumni Gold meet. They will also send one athlete, pole vaulter Jennifer DeBellis to Lexington, Ky., to compete in the Kentucky Invitational. Though the team will be split up at different meets and num...

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...