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Illni fail to make their mark at nationals

Illni fail to make their mark at nationals

By Jacob Diaz

March 13, 2016

In their final performance of the indoor season, Illini sophomore Pedrya Seymour and junior Kandie Bloch-Jones were pitted against the nation’s best at the NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships.Seymour was the first of the two to compete — running the 60 meter hurdles — and she finished in 1...

Richartz and Bloch-Jones head to the NCAA Outdoor Championship

Richartz and Bloch-Jones head to the NCAA Outdoor Championship

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 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...

Illinois women’s track and field finishes regular season

Illinois women’s track and field finishes regular season

By Zoe Kaler

May 4, 2015

The Illinois women’s track and field team wrapped up its regular season Saturday in West Lafayette, Indiana, at the Rankin/Poehlein Invitational, hosted by Purdue. The Illini picked up seven event titles and 23 top-10 finishes.   Last week, distance coach Scott Jones predicted that the team would se...

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

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

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 looks to bounce back at home meet

Illini women’s track looks to bounce back at home meet

By Alex Wallner

April 16, 2015

The Illinois women’s track and field team competes this weekend at the Illinois Twilight meet in its only home meet of the outdoor season at the Illinois Track and Soccer Stadium. The Illini are coming off a last-place finish at the Jim Click Shootout in Tucson, Arizona, last weekend and hope to rebound...

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

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

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

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

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...

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...

Illini women’s track and field set to put finishing touches on season

May 14, 2014

After losing several key members of last year’s team due to graduation, transfers and medical redshirts, the Illinois women’s track team battled against adversity and made the most of their season. The focus was on who’s here, not who isn’t, and thinking about what you can do to make yourself...

Illinois women’s track and field win three events at Billy Hayes Invitational

Illinois women’s track and field win three events at Billy Hayes Invitational

May 5, 2014

The Illinois women’s track and field team finished with three event titles at the Billy Hayes Invitational over the weekend. The meet held in Bloomington, Indiana, was the final of the regular season for the Illini. “We’ve had a lot of ups and downs to our season, but it’s important to go into Big Tens on a posi...

Illinois women’s track and field gear up for Drake Relays

April 24, 2014

The Illinois women’s track and field team will travel to Des Moines, Iowa, this weekend to compete in the Drake Relays. The event, known for being an extremely competitive and exclusive meet, will feature more than 50 teams from across the country. Coming off a weekend in which some athletes competed while ...

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