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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...

Illini hurdler leaps past injuries to have a breakout season

Illini hurdler leaps past injuries to have a breakout season

By Jacob Diaz

March 16, 2016

[email protected]'s Pedrya Seymour transitioned to the U.S. from the Bahamas and has been excellent for the #Illini since returning from injury.After she graduates from college and finishes her track career, Illini hurdler Pedrya Seymour MG wants to become a mortician.“When I was younger, I liked ...

Illni fail to make their mark at nationals

Illni fail to make their mark at nationals

By Jacob Diaz

March 13, 2016

In their final performance of the indoor season, Illini sophomore Pedrya Seymour and junior Kandie Bloch-Jones were pitted against the nation’s best at the NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships.Seymour was the first of the two to compete — running the 60 meter hurdles — and she finished in 1...

Seymour hopes to continue strong streak at nationals

By Jacob Diaz

March 10, 2016

Illini sophomore hurdler Pedrya Seymour has had a good month.Three weeks ago at the Orange and Blue Open, she matched her personal best in the 60 meter hurdles — 8.21 seconds — en route to a first-place finish. She followed up that performance by shaving her personal best down to 8.1...

Illini women's track and field wins four events at Orange and Blue Open

Illini women's track and field wins four events at Orange and Blue Open

By Jacob Diaz

February 21, 2016

In its final meet before the Big Ten Championships next weekend, the Illini women’s track and field team claimed four event titles at the Orange and Blue Open at the Armory.Sophomore Pedrya Seymour was the first Illini to walk away with a title, winning the 60-meter hurdles and matching her personal ...

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

By Alex Wallner

March 18, 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...

Illinois teams compete in Red Bull competition to earn their wings

By Kate Cullen

March 31, 2014

To many students at the University, Red Bull is synonymous with giving students the extra push to help them stay awake so they can study longer, and once the studying is over — party harder. The drink that famously claims it will give you wings, recently put that mantra to the test when the company a...