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Strong winds can't slow down women's track and field

Strong winds can't slow down women's track and field

By Jacob Diaz

April 3, 2016


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The Illinois women’s track and field team battled gusty winds all weekend at the Big Blue Classic hosted by Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, Illinois.ej Despite the conditions, the team continued to show improvement and 10 Illini athletes finished in the top five of their events.ejJunior Kandie Blo...

New faces compete for women's cross country at Illini Open

By Mike Gasick

October 25, 2015


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The Illinois women’s cross-country team entered Friday’s Illini Open without many of its top runners.Redshirt senior Alyssa Schneider, juniors Hanna Winter and Valerie Bobart and redshirt sophomore Audrey Blazek were given the day off. Head coach Scott Jones said he wanted his top runners to be as...

Illinois women’s track and field finishes regular season

Illinois women’s track and field finishes regular season

By Zoe Kaler

May 4, 2015


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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


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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...

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

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

By Zoe Kaler

April 27, 2015


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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 women’s track heads to Drake Relays

Illinois women’s track heads to Drake Relays

April 22, 2015


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The Illinois women’s track and field team will participate in the 106th Drake Relays April 22-26 at Drake Stadium in Des Moines, Iowa. The field consists of seven top-25 teams: No. 5 Arkansas, No. 7 Georgia, No. 9 Baylor, No. 11 Oklahoma State, No. 18 Texas Tech, No. 21 Missouri and No. 24 Notre Dame...

Illini women’s track and field finishes strong Saturday

Illini women’s track and field finishes strong Saturday

By Alex Wallner

April 6, 2015


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The Illinois women’s track and field team traveled to Charleston, Illinois, over the weekend to compete in its first EIU Big Blue Classic in three years. Illinois’ 96.50 points were good for fourth at the three-day meet. The Illini placed behind Eastern Illinois, Indiana State and Southern Illin...

Illini women’s track cruises to a win at Illini Open

By Alex Wallner

January 20, 2015


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The Illinois women’s track and field team started the indoor season well in its first two meets of the season over winter break. The Illini began the indoor season in Iowa City, Iowa, for a dual match against host Iowa and Missouri. The Illini fell to the Hawkeyes 73-64, but bounced back to beat the ...

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