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Illini mens track kick off outdoor season at Stanford Invite

Illinois' Dylan Lafond competes in the 3000 meter run during the Orange and Blue meet on Saturday, February 20, 2016.

By Will Most

March 30, 2016

Tweet: .With a roster missing some of their best athletes @IlliniMTrack heads to California for the Stanford Invite. #IlliniAfter an indoor season where the Illinois men’s track team struggled to stand out, the team will be starting off the outdoor season at the Stanford Invite and fielding a roster ...

Wells impresses at national championships for Illini men's track

Illinois' Dylan Lafond competes in the 3000 meter run during the Orange and Blue meet on Saturday, February 20, 2016.

By Will Most

March 13, 2016

Dylan Lafond and Jonathan Wells AGcapped their seasons off in Birmingham, Alabama on Friday at the NCAA Indoor Championships.Wells walked away with the better performance of the two, placing eighth in a tightly contested high jump competitionAG. His finish earned him first team All-American honors. Lafond was not as fortu...

Lafond and Wells compete in national championship

Illinois' Dylan Lafond competes in the 3000 meter run during the Orange and Blue meet on Saturday, February 20, 2016.

By Will Most

March 10, 2016

After leading the way for Illinois men’s track and field most of the season, sophomore Jonathan Wells and junior Dylan Lafond are looking to succeed as individuals this weekend.chThe two will head to Birmingham, Alabama, to compete in the men’s NCAA Indoor Championships.chLafond, one of the leade...

Illini men’s track caps of indoor season disappointing at Big Ten Championship

Illinois' Cam Viney jumps over a hurdle in the Orange and Blue meet at the Armory on Saturday, Feb. 20, 2016

By Will Most

February 29, 2016

The entire Illinois men’s track indoor season was defined by injuries as the Illini traveled from meet to meet with no consistent team success.Athletes like Dylan Lafond, Jonathan Wells and Cam Viney regularly put together strong performances, but more often than not, the rest of the team didn’t o...

Illini men’s track thrills and disappoints at Husker Invite

By Will Most

February 8, 2016

When Jonathan Wells was asked whether he would be able to compete at the level of some of his nationally ranked opponents in Nebraska, he responded quickly and bluntly that they would have to compete at his level. Such a response is one that is best backed up by a strong performance, which is exa...

Illini men’s track banking on success in Nebraska

By Will Most

February 4, 2016

Check out the Radio Feature on Mo Maat by Will Gerard here.After one of its most challenging meets of the year in Lexington, Kentucky, the Illinois men’s track team got a weekend to relax and recuperate after racing several top-25 teams and playing what was a punishing start to its season.With the rest, practice and people returning from injury, Head Coa...

Wells on his way for Illinois men's track and field

By Will Most

January 28, 2016

Illinois men’s track head coach Mike Turk talks about sophomore Jonathan Wells differently from the way coaches usually talk about their athletes. Coaches liken their athletes to gym rats with considerable work ethics. But for Turk, Wells’ determination and dedication are unparalleled.“When he c...

Illini men's track takes small victories in Lexington

By Will Most

January 24, 2016

There was no true winner at the end of the Rod McCravy Memorial Invite this weekend, although some members of the Illinois men’s track and field team shone individually — the meet didn’t involve any team scores.Illinois’ long distance unit, consisting mostly of the cross-country squad that ...

Illinois men’s track heads to Jim Click Shootout

Illinois’ DJ Zhan crosses the finish line to win the 4x100 meter relay during the Illinois Twilight Track and Field meet at Illinois Soccer and Track Stadium on April 12.

April 9, 2015

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

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...

Illinois men’s track and field finishes 23rd at NCAA Indoor Championships

Illinois’ DJ Zahn, pictured in a meet from April 2014, was part of the 4x400 meter relay that finished with a time of 3 minutes and 6.58 seconds, the fourth-best time of the NCAA Indoor Championships over the weekend.

By Will Small

March 16, 2015

The Illinois men’s track and field team garnered five top-15 finishes and left with three first-team All-Americans at the NCAA Indoor Championships, where the Illini finished in 23rd. “Although we fell just short of our program goal of a top-20 finish, we are pleased with 23rd place as a team,”...

Barnett breaks 30-year-old school record at Rod McCravy Memorial Meet

By Will Small

January 26, 2015

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...

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