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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...

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...

Richartz and Bloch-Jones head to the NCAA Outdoor Championship

Richartz and Bloch-Jones head to the NCAA Outdoor Championship

By Zoe Kaler

May 31, 2015

The Illinois women’s track and field team traveled to Austin this past weekend for the NCAA Division I Track and Field West Preliminary Round.Senior Stephanie Richartz and sophomore Kandie Bloch-Jones were the only two Illini out of eight to advance to the NCAA Outdoor Championships that will take pl...

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

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

By Zoe Kaler

April 29, 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...

Illini women’s track and field finishes last at Jim Click Shootout

Illini women’s track and field finishes last at Jim Click Shootout

By Alex Wallner

April 12, 2015

With the Big Ten Outdoor Championships just one month away, the Illinois women’s track and field team won three event titles at the Jim Click Shootout on Saturday in Tucson, Arizona. Junior Britten Petrey won the 3,000 meter steeplechase in a second-consecutive meet, sophomore Kandie Bloch-Jones won the ...

28 top-10 finishes for Illinois track and field at Vanderbilt invite

28 top-10 finishes for Illinois track and field at Vanderbilt invite

By Alex Wallner

March 29, 2015

The Illinois women’s track and field team wrapped up its second outdoor event Saturday — the Vanderbilt Black and Gold Invitational in Nashville, Tenn. The meet wasn’t scored for teams, but the Illini captured five event titles and 10 top-10 performances. Illinois dominated the 5,000 meters Friday — four Illini we...

Illini women’s pole vaulter Richartz earns 3rd at NCAA Indoor Championships

By Alex Wallner

March 15, 2015

Stephanie Richartz accomplished yet another feat in her historic Illinois career at the NCAA Indoor Women’s Track and Field Championships in Fayetteville, Arkansas, over the weekend. The senior was named first-team All-American for the second time in her career, while keeping her ranking of third ...

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 ...

Illini women’s track and field set to put finishing touches on season

May 13, 2014

After losing several key members of last year’s team due to graduation, transfers and medical redshirts, the Illinois women’s track team battled against adversity and made the most of their season. The focus was on who’s here, not who isn’t, and thinking about what you can do to make yourself...

Illinois women’s track and field win three events at Billy Hayes Invitational

Illinois women’s track and field win three events at Billy Hayes Invitational

May 4, 2014

The Illinois women’s track and field team finished with three event titles at the Billy Hayes Invitational over the weekend. The meet held in Bloomington, Indiana, was the final of the regular season for the Illini. “We’ve had a lot of ups and downs to our season, but it’s important to go into Big Tens on a posi...

Illinois women’s track and field gear up for Drake Relays

April 23, 2014

The Illinois women’s track and field team will travel to Des Moines, Iowa, this weekend to compete in the Drake Relays. The event, known for being an extremely competitive and exclusive meet, will feature more than 50 teams from across the country. Coming off a weekend in which some athletes competed while ...

Illinois women’s track and field post 4 top-5 finishes at LSU Alumni Gold meet

Illinois women’s track and field post 4 top-5 finishes at LSU Alumni Gold meet

April 20, 2014

The Illinois women’s track and field totaled four top-five finishes at the LSU Alumni Gold meet Saturday. The Illini were up against a field that included three teams ranked in the top-10 nationally. With numerous members of the team taking the week off in preparation for Drake Relays next weekend, the ...

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