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Richartz and Bloch-Jones head to the NCAA Outdoor Championship

Illinois' Kandie Bloch-Jones (477) prepares to warm-up at the Orange & Blue meet at the Armory on Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015. 
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...

Illini women's track and field leans on individuals for success

May 10, 2015

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...

Illinois women’s track and field finishes regular season

Illinois' Kandie Bloch-Jones leaps over the bar during the high jump event at the Illinois Twilight meet on April 18.
May 4, 2015

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...

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. 
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...

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.
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...

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...

Illinois women’s track finish second at Illinois Twilight

Illinois' Amanda Duvendak (232) runs the 200 meter dash during the Illinois Twilight Invitational at the Track and Soccer Stadium on Saturday, April 18.
April 20, 2015

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...

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

Illinois' Kandie Bloch-Jones hits the bar in the high jump event during the Illinois Twilight Track and Field meet at Illinois Soccer and Track Stadium, on Saturday, April 12, 2014.
April 13, 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...

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

Illinois' Hanna Winter (503) runs for the finish line during the 1 Mile Run event at the Orange & Blue meet at the Armory on Saturday, Feb. 21. Illinois' women's team won 1st place out of 5.
March 30, 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...

Illini of the week Mar. 18: Stephanie Richartz

Senior Stephanie Richartz started as a walk on to the team freshman year and was recently named to the first team All-American for the second time in her career.
March 18, 2015

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...

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

March 16, 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...

Illini women’s track prepares for Notre Dame Meyo Invitational

February 5, 2015

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...

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