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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


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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 leans on individuals for success

By Zoe Kaler

May 10, 2015


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The Illinois women’s cross country team won three meets during the season: the Illinois State Invite, the Bradley Invite and the Illini Open.Senior Alyssa Schneider was a key performer this season. She claimed individual victories at two of the team’s five regular season meets: the Illinois Challenge an...

Illinois women’s track and field finishes regular season

Illinois women’s track and field finishes regular season

By Zoe Kaler

May 4, 2015


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The Illinois women’s track and field team wrapped up its regular season Saturday in West Lafayette, Indiana, at the Rankin/Poehlein Invitational, hosted by Purdue. The Illini picked up seven event titles and 23 top-10 finishes.   Last week, distance coach Scott Jones predicted that the team would se...

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 30, 2015


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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 women’s track and field make strides at Drake Relays

By Zoe Kaler

April 27, 2015


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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 women’s track heads to Drake Relays

April 22, 2015


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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...

Illinois women’s track finish second at Illinois Twilight

Illinois women’s track finish second at Illinois Twilight

April 20, 2015


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The Illinois women’s track and field team hosted the Illinois Twilight on Saturday and earned runner-up honors in the team race. Illinois finished with 140 points, behind team champion Western Michigan with 179 points. Additional teams participating in the Twilight included Eastern Illinois, Bradley, ...

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 13, 2015


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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 30, 2015


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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 of the week Mar. 18: Stephanie Richartz

Illini of the week Mar. 18: Stephanie Richartz

By Alex Wallner

March 18, 2015


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Editor’s Note: The Daily Illini sports desk sits down each week and decides which Illinois athlete or coach is our Illini of the Week. Athletes and coaches are evaluated by individual performance and contribution to team success. Coming to the University of Illinois, Illini pole vaulter Stephanie ...

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

By Alex Wallner

March 16, 2015


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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 prepares for Notre Dame Meyo Invitational

By Alex Wallner

February 5, 2015


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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...

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