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Illinois women’s track and field finishes second at Illinois Twilight

Illinois women’s track and field finishes second at Illinois Twilight

April 14, 2014

Saturday was a special day for the Illinois women’s track and field team at its Twilight Track and Field meet. On the track, the team received several outstanding performances from some of its athletes en route to a second-place team finish out of eight total teams at the Illinois Soccer Track Stadiu...

Illinois women’s track and field wins 2 event titles at the Tiger Track Classic

April 7, 2014

Going up against a strong field of teams, including Auburn, Iowa State and North Carolina State among others, the Illinois women’s track and field team held its own, finishing with two event titles and five top-five finishes at the Tiger Track Classic in Auburn, Ala. Several different athletes reco...

High jumper Bloch-Jones competes at NCAA

March 17, 2014

Freshman high jumper Kandie Bloch-Jones represented the Illinois women’s track and field team this weekend at the NCAA Indoor Championships.  Bloch-Jones, the team’s lone representative in the meet, placed 14th in the high jump. The finish earned her second-team All-America honors. “It was an honor...

Bloch-Jones to represent Illinois women’s track and field at NCAA Championships

March 13, 2014

Freshman high jumper Kandie Bloch-Jones will compete this weekend at the 2014 NCAA Indoor Championships in Albuquerque, N.M. After winning a conference title two weekends ago, Bloch-Jones will be looking to add on to what has been a sensational start to her career. Already the owner of the fourth-best ...

Kandie Bloch-Jones jumps over heights and expectations

March 6, 2014

Experience is supposed to count for something. Usually success takes time, especially when beginning a new level of competition. That’s just how things work. Illinois freshman high jumper Kandie Bloch-Jones must have missed that memo. This past weekend at her first ever Big Ten Indoor Championships, B...

Illini finish ninth at conference championships

March 3, 2014

The Illinois women’s track and field team finished ninth out of 10 teams Sunday at the 2014 Indoor Big Ten Championships. The Illini ended the meet with 47 points, well behind overall team champion Penn  State, which finished with 114.5. While it is a significant step back from last year’s first-...

Illini gear up for Big Ten Indoor Championships

February 28, 2014

The Illinois women’s track and field team will travel to Geneva, Ohio, on Friday to compete in the Big Ten Indoor Championships. After a dominating performance in their last outing at the Orange and Blue Open, the Illini will look to ride their momentum and be one of the final teams vying for a conference...

Illinois women’s track and field dominates final home meet

February 24, 2014

The Illini women’s track and field team overwhelmed its competition Saturday at the Orange and Blue Open, the team’s last indoor meet of the regular season. With the Big Ten Championships starting this weekend, Saturday’s meet presented the team with an opportunity to gain some much needed momen...

Illinois women’s track to use home meet to prepare for Big Tens

February 20, 2014

The Illini women’s track and field team will compete Saturday in the Orange and Blue Open at the Illinois Armory. After an impressive team showing in their last meet, with five Illini netting top-five finishes, the Orange and Blue look to find a collective groove with Big Ten Championships just a w...

Illini women’s track and field finishes with six top-three finishes at Meyo Invitational

By Nicholas Fortin

February 10, 2014

After a two-week break the Illinois women’s track team was able to continue its success with six top-three finishes at the Notre Dame Meyo Invitational this past weekend. The Illini recorded three personal bests over the course of the two-day meet in South Bend, Ind., against tough competition that in...

Illini women’s track records 10 top-10 finishes in Kentucky

By Nicholas Fortin

January 27, 2014

The Illinois women’s track team had an impressive weekend from start to finish at the Rod McCravy Memorial Invitational in Lexington, Ky. Against tough competition, including three teams in the top six in the country, the Illini shone. Illinois recorded 10 top-10 finishes, setting nine personal-best ti...

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