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Smith, Stryganek, Pamilton, Zahn make up strong 4×100 for Illini

Smith, Stryganek, Pamilton, Zahn make up strong 4×100 for Illini

By Christopher Kennedy

May 7, 2014


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Julian Smith, Brandon Stryganek, Stephon Pamilton, and DJ Zahn form one of the Illini track team’s most formidable forces: the 4x100 meter relay team. The squad currently stands at No. 7 in the country, and has been near the top of the rankings all season long. The 4x100 team is an event the program ...

Illinois men’s track and field ties for 1st at Drake Relays

Illinois men’s track and field ties for 1st at Drake Relays

By Christopher Kennedy

April 28, 2014


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The Illini men’s track and field team watched some of the best athletes in the world compete at the 105th Drake Relays this weekend. Besides collegiate competitors, the Drake Relays featured Olympians and world championship-caliber athletes. But the world’s best couldn’t steal the show from the Illi...

Illini men’s track shakes things up in Kentucky and hit fast marks at Mt. SAC

Illini men’s track shakes things up in Kentucky and hit fast marks at Mt. SAC

By Christopher Kennedy

April 21, 2014


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With one of the biggest meets of the outdoor season coming up next weekend in the Drake Relays, the Illini men’s track and field team split up this weekend to run two different meets with two different purposes. The top Illini distance runners traveled to the Mt. San Antonio College Relays in Walnut...

Illini men’s track and field team opens outdoor season at Louisville

By Christopher Kennedy

March 31, 2014


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The first outdoor meet of the season presented a stark difference from running indoors. Conditions were cold, wet and windy, yet the Illini were still able to score eight event titles. “We had very adverse conditions to say the least with the weather,” head coach Mike Turk said. “We really fel...

Illini take 7 titles in season opener

By Thomas Donley

January 16, 2014


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The Illinois men’s track and field team got its season underway at the Illini Open on Saturday, Jan. 11, at the UI Armory. Seven Illini earned first place in their respective events, while another 11 placed in the top three in theirs. “We had a really good opening meet,” head coach Mike Turk sa...