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Illini men’s track led by Viney at Stanford Invite

Illini men’s track led by Viney at Stanford Invite

By Will Most

April 3, 2016

@IlliniMTrack kick their outdoor season off with a decent performance at Stanford Invite. #IlliniIn a season with many key athletes under redshirt, Illinois men’s track went into their weekend meet in California hoping to see some of the younger members of their team succeed.Instead one of their o...

Illini mens track kick off outdoor season at Stanford Invite

Illini mens track kick off outdoor season at Stanford Invite

By Will Most

March 30, 2016

Tweet: .With a roster missing some of their best athletes @IlliniMTrack heads to California for the Stanford Invite. #IlliniAfter an indoor season where the Illinois men’s track team struggled to stand out, the team will be starting off the outdoor season at the Stanford Invite and fielding a roster ...

Wells impresses at national championships for Illini men's track

Wells impresses at national championships for Illini men's track

By Will Most

March 13, 2016

Dylan Lafond and Jonathan Wells AGcapped their seasons off in Birmingham, Alabama on Friday at the NCAA Indoor Championships.Wells walked away with the better performance of the two, placing eighth in a tightly contested high jump competitionAG. His finish earned him first team All-American honors. Lafond was not as fortu...

Illinois men’s track caps off season at Orange and Blue Open

Illinois men’s track caps off season at Orange and Blue Open

By Will Most

February 21, 2016

In the 3000 meters, Dylan Lafond, Ian Barnett and Jesse Reiser had separated themselves from the pack.AGEach runner seemed to be on pace to finish just beyond eight minutes, when, halfway through the race, Lafond and Barnett stopped suddenly and walked off the track.AGReiser, who was running unattached, would go...

Illinois men’s track cools down at Orange and Blue Open

By Will Most

February 18, 2016

TWEET: With a week until the Big Ten Championships, @IlliniMTrack takes a breather at the Orange and Blue Open. #IlliniBy Will MostStaff writerAfter about a month and a half, the Illini men’s track team’s indoor season comes to an end at the Orange and Blue Open. Originally, Illinois was goin...

Illini men’s track thrills and disappoints at Husker Invite

By Will Most

February 8, 2016

When Jonathan Wells was asked whether he would be able to compete at the level of some of his nationally ranked opponents in Nebraska, he responded quickly and bluntly that they would have to compete at his level. Such a response is one that is best backed up by a strong performance, which is exa...

Illini men’s track banking on success in Nebraska

By Will Most

February 4, 2016

Check out the Radio Feature on Mo Maat by Will Gerard here.After one of its most challenging meets of the year in Lexington, Kentucky, the Illinois men’s track team got a weekend to relax and recuperate after racing several top-25 teams and playing what was a punishing start to its season.With the rest, practice and people returning from injury, Head Coa...

Wells on his way for Illinois men's track and field

By Will Most

January 28, 2016

Illinois men’s track head coach Mike Turk talks about sophomore Jonathan Wells differently from the way coaches usually talk about their athletes. Coaches liken their athletes to gym rats with considerable work ethics. But for Turk, Wells’ determination and dedication are unparalleled.“When he c...

Illini men's track takes small victories in Lexington

By Will Most

January 24, 2016

There was no true winner at the end of the Rod McCravy Memorial Invite this weekend, although some members of the Illinois men’s track and field team shone individually — the meet didn’t involve any team scores.Illinois’ long distance unit, consisting mostly of the cross-country squad that ...

Mike Turk wins Doc Counsilman Science Award

By Masaki Sugimoto

June 29, 2015

Illinois track and field head coach Mike Turk won the 2014 Doc Counsilman Science Award. The award is given to a coach that use science and technology as a key to their coaching, according to a press release from the Division of Intercolligate Athletics. The award is handed out by the United Sta...

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

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

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 men’s track and field prepares for Musco Twilight

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...

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