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Wells impresses at national championships for Illini men's track

Illinois' Dylan Lafond competes in the 3000 meter run during the Orange and Blue meet on Saturday, February 20, 2016.

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 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 men’s track and field team opens outdoor season at Louisville

By Christopher Kennedy

March 31, 2014

The first outdoor meet of the season presented a stark difference from running indoors. Conditions were cold, wet and windy, yet the Illini were still able to score eight event titles. “We had very adverse conditions to say the least with the weather,” head coach Mike Turk said. “We really fel...

Joseph and Fraker compete for Illinois men’s track at NCAA Indoor Championships

March 17, 2014

Senior hurdler Vanier Joseph finished 10th and junior weight thrower Davis Fraker finished 15th at the NCAA Indoor Championships in Albuquerque, N.M., this weekend. Joseph ran the final race of his indoor career at the meet and finished in 7.75 seconds, just .06 seconds away from qualifying for a sp...

High jumper Bloch-Jones competes at NCAA

March 17, 2014

Freshman high jumper Kandie Bloch-Jones represented the Illinois women’s track and field team this weekend at the NCAA Indoor Championships.  Bloch-Jones, the team’s lone representative in the meet, placed 14th in the high jump. The finish earned her second-team All-America honors. “It was an honor...