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Illini hope for strong start to the outdoor season

By Jacob Diaz

March 17, 2016

Tweet: [email protected] will start the outdoor season this weekend against tough group of opponents. #IlliniThe Fighting Illini women's track team hopes to put its best foot forward at this weekend's Baldy Castillo Invite, the first event of its outdoor season.After finishing last at the Big Ten I...

Illinois women's cross-country team heads to Evanston to compete in Big Ten Championships

Britten Petrey(257) and Kim Seger(259) picking up the pace during warmups at the Illini Challenge 2015 at the Arboretum on September 4.

By Mike Gasick

October 28, 2015

Illinois women’s cross-country Head Coach Scott Jones gave many of his top runners the day off at last week’s Illini Open.The decision gave the team an extra week of rest in preparation for this week’s Big Ten Championships. Senior Lindsey Rakosnik, sophomore Ellie Palacios and freshman Kristin...

New faces compete for women's cross country at Illini Open

By Mike Gasick

October 25, 2015

The Illinois women’s cross-country team entered Friday’s Illini Open without many of its top runners.Redshirt senior Alyssa Schneider, juniors Hanna Winter and Valerie Bobart and redshirt sophomore Audrey Blazek were given the day off. Head coach Scott Jones said he wanted his top runners to be as...

Illini women’s track and field heads to Rankin/Poehlein Invitational

Illinois’ pole vaulter Jennifer DeBellis attempts to clear the bar during the Illinois Twilight invite at The Illinois Track and Soccer Stadium on April 18. 

By Zoe Kaler

April 30, 2015

The Illinois women’s track and field team was originally scheduled to compete at the Bill Hayes Invite in Bloomington, Indiana, this weekend, but due to the possibility of the invite not having enough teams to compete, the Illini were admitted to the Rankin/Poehlein Invitational. Illinois will travel to West L...

Illinois women’s track and field make strides at Drake Relays

Illinois' Stephanie Richartz releases the pole as she lifts past the bar to break her previous record with a height of 4.38 meters.

By Zoe Kaler

April 27, 2015

The Illinois women’s track and field team placed 11th this weekend at the Drake Relays in Des Moines, Iowa, improving on its 17th place finish a year ago.  Arkansas, ranked fifth in the NCAA, took home first place. Ohio State came in second. Purdue and No. 11 Oklahoma State tied for third. Senior...

Illinois women’s track heads to Drake Relays

Illinois’ Stephanie Richartz propells herself into the air during the pole vault event at the Illinois Twilight meet on Saturday.

April 22, 2015

The Illinois women’s track and field team will participate in the 106th Drake Relays April 22-26 at Drake Stadium in Des Moines, Iowa. The field consists of seven top-25 teams: No. 5 Arkansas, No. 7 Georgia, No. 9 Baylor, No. 11 Oklahoma State, No. 18 Texas Tech, No. 21 Missouri and No. 24 Notre Dame...

Illini women’s track and field finishes strong Saturday

Illinois' Britten Petrey runs the 3000 meter Steeplechase during the Illinois Twilight Track and Field meet at Illinois Soccer and Track Stadium, on Saturday, April 12, 2014.

By Alex Wallner

April 6, 2015

The Illinois women’s track and field team traveled to Charleston, Illinois, over the weekend to compete in its first EIU Big Blue Classic in three years. Illinois’ 96.50 points were good for fourth at the three-day meet. The Illini placed behind Eastern Illinois, Indiana State and Southern Illin...

Illini women’s track and field opens outdoor season at Baldy Castillo Invitational

By Alex Wallner

March 19, 2015

The Illinois women’s track and field team will compete this weekend in Tempe, Arizona, at the Baldy Castillo Invitational. This meet marks the beginning of a two-month long race to the Big Ten Outdoor Championships. Illinois is coming off a ninth-place finish out of 14 teams at the Big Ten Indoor Champi...

Six Illini finish in top 10 at Rod McCravy Memorial Meet

January 26, 2015

At an event filled with high-quality opponents, six different Illini finish in the top-10 in six different events at the Rod McCravy Memorial Meet in Lexington, Kentucky, over the weekend. Senior Breeana Coleman finished sixth in the 60-meter hurdles, sophomore Nicole Choquette finished seventh in the 8...

Illinois women’s track prepare for the Rod McCravy Memorial Meet

By Alex Wallner

January 22, 2015

The Illinois women’s track and field team is preparing for its toughest test of the indoor season this weekend, the annual Rod McCravy Memorial Meet in Lexington, Kentucky. Host school No. 6 Kentucky highlights what could be a competitive field at this year’s event. Last year, the Wildcats won the e...

Illini women’s track cruises to a win at Illini Open

By Alex Wallner

January 20, 2015

The Illinois women’s track and field team started the indoor season well in its first two meets of the season over winter break. The Illini began the indoor season in Iowa City, Iowa, for a dual match against host Iowa and Missouri. The Illini fell to the Hawkeyes 73-64, but bounced back to beat the ...

Illinois women’s cross-country host Illini Classic

October 23, 2014

The Illinois women’s cross-country team returns to the Illinois Arboretum on Friday for the Illini Classic. This weekend is the last competition for Illinois before the Big Ten championships in Iowa City, Iowa. With the Big Tens coming up on Nov. 2, distance coach Scott Jones has decided to rest his t...