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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 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,”...

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 women’s track prepares for Notre Dame Meyo Invitational

By Alex Wallner

February 5, 2015

Coming off a week-long layoff, the Illinois women’s track and field team is preparing for the annual Meyo Invitational, hosted by Notre Dame this weekend. The level of competition is not as high as it was in the Illini’s previous meet, but the Meyo Invitational tends to draw top-25 teams. Last y...

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 ...

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