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Illinois men’s track and field looks sharp in final meet before Big Ten Outdoor Championships

Illinois' Davis Fraker winds up for the throw during the hammer throw event at the Illinois Twilight meet on April 18.

May 4, 2015

With the Big Ten Outdoor Championships less than two weeks away, little time remains for the Illinois men’s track and field team to sharpen its skills. Despite the fact that there was no team competition or silverware on the line, the Illini had yet another solid showing Saturday in Iowa City, Iowa, ...

Illinois men’s track and field prepares for Musco Twilight

Illinois’ Mitch Mammoser releases the pole as he swings over the bar during the poll vault event at the Illinois Twilight Meet.

April 30, 2015

Following its biggest win of the season at Drake Relays and two weeks away from the Big Ten Championships, this weekend is a different one for the Illinois men’s track and field team. The Illini will wrap up their regular season this weekend at the Musco Twilight meet in Iowa City, Iowa. With the Big...

Illini men’s track and field dominates Drake Relays

Illinois’ Ian Barnett keeps a brisk pace in the men’s 1,500-meter run at the Illinois Twilight meet on April 18.

April 27, 2015

The Illinois men’s track and field team brought the Hy-Vee Cup back home for the third-straight year, finishing first at this week’s Drake Relays. Head coach Mike Turk was satisfied with his team’s recorded-breaking performance in Des Moines, Iowa. “Our performance this weekend was outstandin...

Men’s track and field prepares for Drake Relays

Illinois’ DJ Zahn, Brandon Stryganek and David Kendziera sprint past the competition during the Men’s 200 Meter Dash at the Illinois Twilight meet on Saturday.

By Emma McGowen

April 22, 2015

The Illinois men’s track and field team will travel to Des Moines, Iowa, for the 106th Drake Relays April 22-25, with different events held each day. The Illini won the Hy-Vee Cup in 2013 and tied with Arkansas in 2014. The Razorbacks look to be a top competitor for the Cup once again. With Illinoi...

Illinois men’s track and field wins Illinois Twilight

Illinois' George Wanda attempts to pass the bar during the pole vault event at the Illinois Twilight Meet on the Illinois Soccer and Track Stadium on Saturday, April 18.

April 20, 2015

The Illinois men’s track and field team hosted the Illinois Twilight meet on Saturday, competing against nine other teams. The Illini took first in the meet — the team won 10 events, set two facility records, and 25 collective personal and season bests. In the 10-team field, Eastern Illinois, who p...

Illinois men’s track and field hosts Illinois Twilight meet this weekend

April 16, 2015

Saturday will be the first and last outdoor meet hosted by the Illinois men’s track team this spring. The Illini host the Illinois Twilight meet Saturday in the Illinois Track and Soccer Stadium. Though the team has limited opportunities to compete at home, the team plans to take advantage of the Il...

Illinois men’s track and field wins third meet of outdoor season

Joe McAsey (600) runs in the 1 Mile Event during the Orange and Blue Open at the Armory on Saturday Feb. 4, 2012.

April 13, 2015

The Illinois men’s track and field team had seven first-place finishes Saturday, contributing to its third outdoor competition victory of the season at the Jim Click Shootout in Tucson, Arizona. In the event hosted by the University of Arizona, the Illini competed in a field that included Arizona, Purdue,...

Illinois men’s track heads to Jim Click Shootout

Illinois’ DJ Zhan crosses the finish line to win the 4x100 meter relay during the Illinois Twilight Track and Field meet at Illinois Soccer and Track Stadium on April 12.

April 9, 2015

The Illinois men’s track and field team will head to Tucson, Arizona this weekend to participate in the Jim Click Shootout. The University of Arizona will play host to the event at Roy P. Drachman Stadium. This year marks the Illini’s first appearance in the competition. Illinois will compete in ...

Illini men’s track top field at EIU Big Blue Classic

Illinois’ Watkins Maurice keeps his lead against his opponents during the Men’s 400 Meter Dash event at the Orange & Blue meet at the Armory on Feb. 21. Illinois’ men’s team won 1st place out of 4.

April 6, 2015

The Illinois men’s track and field team finished first in a field of 12 at EIU Big Blue Classic over the weekend in Charleston, Illinois. After finishing the first day of competition in third place on Friday, the Illini jumped to first the next day with the help of six event titles. Freshman Jonathan...

Illinois men’s track heads to the Eastern Illinois for Big Blue Classic

April 2, 2015

The Illinois men’s track and field team heads to Charleston, Illinois, this weekend for the Eastern Illinois Big Blue Classic. Head coach Mark Turk’s team will participate Friday and Saturday in its second outdoor competition this season. The Illini throwers made the greatest impression of any group o...

Illini men’s track and field dominates in Las Vegas

By Will Small

March 30, 2015

After wrapping up a promising indoor season earlier this month, the Illinois men’s track and field team kicked off its outdoor season with a dominating performance at the UNLV Spring Invitational on March 20-21. The Illini placed first as a team at the meet, and won numerous individual events. Whi...

Illinois men’s track and field finishes 23rd at NCAA Indoor Championships

Illinois’ DJ Zahn, pictured in a meet from April 2014, was part of the 4x400 meter relay that finished with a time of 3 minutes and 6.58 seconds, the fourth-best time of the NCAA Indoor Championships over the weekend.

By Will Small

March 16, 2015

The Illinois men’s track and field team garnered five top-15 finishes and left with three first-team All-Americans at the NCAA Indoor Championships, where the Illini finished in 23rd. “Although we fell just short of our program goal of a top-20 finish, we are pleased with 23rd place as a team,”...

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