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Illinois women’s track and field make strides at Drake Relays

Illinois' Stephanie Richartz releases the pole as she lifts past the bar to break her previous record with a height of 4.38 meters.

By Zoe Kaler

April 27, 2015

The Illinois women’s track and field team placed 11th this weekend at the Drake Relays in Des Moines, Iowa, improving on its 17th place finish a year ago.  Arkansas, ranked fifth in the NCAA, took home first place. Ohio State came in second. Purdue and No. 11 Oklahoma State tied for third. Senior...

Illinois basketball looks for better defense against Purdue

Illinois' Leron Black (12) goes up for a shot during the game against Indiana at StateFarm Center on Sunday, Jan. 18, 2015. The Illini lost 80-74.

By Sean Neumann

January 21, 2015

The defense needs to be better. That was Illinois head basketball coach John Groce’s thought following an 80-74 loss to Indiana on Sunday — a game his Illini team let go in the final minutes. Illinois couldn’t put a stop to a 13-2 Hoosiers run that ended the game and handed the team to its fourt...

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

Illinois' Jesica Ejesieme takes her last few strides before finishing the 100 meter hurdle event during the Illinois Twilight Track and Field meet at Illinois Soccer and Track Stadium on April 12.

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 finishes fourth in outdoor season opener

March 31, 2014

The Illinois women’s track and field team finished fourth out of five teams this weekend at the Arizona State Invitational in Tempe, Ariz. The Illini competed in a strong field that included several top 25-ranked teams. They finished the meet with 85.5 points, while the winner, Arizona Sate, totaled 186...