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Illini track and field send six athletes to NCAA’s

By Will Small

March 13, 2015

This weekends NCAA Indoor Championships will feature a little more orange and blue than recent years. After a strong indoor season, the Illinois men’s track and field team qualified six athletes for five events, the most in the past five years.  Fayetteville, Ark., is the host for this weekends meet, with competition ...

Illini track and field head west for Husker Invite

By Will Small

February 5, 2015

The Illinois men’s track and field team gears up for the Frank Sevigne Husker Invite in Lincoln, Nebraska this weekend. With teams like Nebraska and USC headlining the field, the Husker Invite is one of the toughest meets of the season for the Illini. “It’ll be a real good test for us in all events,” head c...

Illini men’s track looking forward to a weekend of competition and training

By Will Small

January 29, 2015

The Illinois men’s track and field team is gaining national attention this season: The Illini are ranked No. 2 in Track and Field News’ dual meet rankings.  “They’re reflective of the fact that we’re improving as a team and a program,” head coach Mike Turk said when asked about the rankings...

Barnett breaks 30-year-old school record at Rod McCravy Memorial Meet

By Will Small

January 26, 2015

Head coach Mike Turk was a pretty big fan of the Illinois men’s track team after its weekend success at the Rod McCravy Memorial Meet. “It was a great meet with a bunch of highly ranked teams and I feel like we competed really well,” Turk said. “We showed we truly are a well-rounded team.” Ju...

Illinois men’s track looks to continue early season success

By Will Small

January 22, 2015

Coming off a strong performance at the Illini Classic last weekend, the Illinois men’s track and field team looks to continue the momentum at the Rod McCravy Memorial Meet in Lexington, Kentucky, on Friday and Saturday.  “Each week we have to keep our focus and keep working hard,” head coach Mike Turk ...

Men’s track and field dominates Illini Classic

Men’s track and field dominates Illini Classic

By Will Small

January 20, 2015

Jonathan Wells tied the Illinois school record on high jump as the Illini men’s track and field team won its second straight Illini Classic on Saturday. Wells, a freshman, wasted no time etching his name in the Illinois record books, jumping a height of 2.20 meters and tying the record previously set b...

Illini finish 2nd at Outdoor Big Tens

By Daily Illini Staff Report

May 19, 2014

The Fighting Illini Men’s track and field team placed second at the 2014 Big Ten Outdoor Championships. The team totaled 109 points, which is, to record, the highest team finish since 1994.  Three Illini were crowned conference champions, as Stephon Pamilton and Vanier Joseph successfully defended ...

Men’s track still in hunt for Big Ten title

By Christopher Kennedy

May 14, 2014

Stephon Pamilton repeated as the Big Ten’s indoor 400-meter champion this March. While he hopes to repeat as the Big Ten outdoor 400-meter champion as well, Pamilton and his teammates also have bigger plans. He said he and other seniors like Vanier Joseph and Julian Smith want a conference champio...

Illini hurdler Vanier Joseph’s dad watches over his “unfinished business”

Illini hurdler Vanier Joseph’s dad watches over his “unfinished business”

By Christopher Kennedy

May 8, 2014

Last May, Vanier Joseph arrived in Austin, Texas, for the NCAA West Regional poised for success. He was fresh off of a Big Ten Championship in the 110-meter hurdles, and he had come to Austin with the No. 6 seed in the event. Joseph was expected to be one of the 12 athletes to move onto the NCAA Natio...

Smith, Stryganek, Pamilton, Zahn make up strong 4×100 for Illini

Smith, Stryganek, Pamilton, Zahn make up strong 4×100 for Illini

By Christopher Kennedy

May 7, 2014

Julian Smith, Brandon Stryganek, Stephon Pamilton, and DJ Zahn form one of the Illini track team’s most formidable forces: the 4x100 meter relay team. The squad currently stands at No. 7 in the country, and has been near the top of the rankings all season long. The 4x100 team is an event the program ...

Illinois men’s track and field takes third at Musco Twilight

Illinois men’s track and field takes third at Musco Twilight

By Christopher Kennedy

May 5, 2014

The Illinois men’s track and field team took third at Iowa’s Musco Twilight Meet this weekend in its final competition before the Big Ten championships.  The meet also gave the No. 14 Illini a final preview of some teams they’ll see at the conference meet. They went up against fellow Big Ten fro...

After Drake Relay win, Illini head to Iowa

By Christopher Kennedy

May 1, 2014

After being crowned Hy-Vee Cup co-champions last weekend at the Drake Relays, the Illinois men’s track and field team soared to No. 14 in the national rankings, the highest position the team has ever held mid-season. Now the Illini enter the final week of the regular season and head to Iowa City f...

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