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Illini finish 2nd at Outdoor Big Tens

May 19, 2014

The Fighting Illini Men’s track and field team placed second at the 2014 Big Ten Outdoor Championships. The team totaled 109 points, which is, to record, the highest team finish since 1994.  Three Illini...

Illini hurdler Vanier Joseph’s dad watches over his “unfinished business”

Illinois’ Vanier Joseph races against Indiana State’s Greggmar Swift at a meet on April 12. Joseph is running for his father, who passed away a year ago while Joseph was competing in the NCAA regional. 
May 8, 2014

Last May, Vanier Joseph arrived in Austin, Texas, for the NCAA West Regional poised for success. He was fresh off of a Big Ten Championship in the 110-meter hurdles, and he had come to Austin with the...

After Drake Relay win, Illini head to Iowa

May 1, 2014

After being crowned Hy-Vee Cup co-champions last weekend at the Drake Relays, the Illinois men’s track and field team soared to No. 14 in the national rankings, the highest position the team has ever...

Illinois men’s track and field ties for 1st at Drake Relays

Illinois' Cam Viney goes over the final hurdle of the 110 meter hurdle event during the Illinois Twilight Track and Field meet at Illinois Soccer and Track Stadium, on April 12.
April 28, 2014

The Illini men’s track and field team watched some of the best athletes in the world compete at the 105th Drake Relays this weekend. Besides collegiate competitors, the Drake Relays featured Olympians...

Illini men’s track shakes things up in Kentucky and hit fast marks at Mt. SAC

Illinois' Brandon Stryganek runs the 100 meter dash during the Illinois Twilight Track and Field meet at Illinois Soccer and Track Stadium on April 12.
April 21, 2014

With one of the biggest meets of the outdoor season coming up next weekend in the Drake Relays, the Illini men’s track and field team split up this weekend to run two different meets with two different...

Illinios men’s track splits squad this weekend

April 17, 2014

After a victory at their home Twilight Invite, the Illini men’s track and field team will split up this weekend to represent the Orange and Blue at two different meets: the University of Kentucky’s...

Illini men’s track and field have strong showing to win windy Twilight Invite

Illinois' Brandon Stryganek runs the 100 meter dash during the Illinois Twilight Track and Field meet at Illinois Soccer and Track Stadium, on Saturday, April 12, 2014.
April 14, 2014

Illinois track and field is not used to competing outdoors in front of an orange-clad crowd, and the Twilight Invite was a perfect opportunity for fans to turn out to support the team. Warm spring weather...

Illini come into Twilight Invite with strong early outdoor season

April 11, 2014

This Saturday marks Illinois’ first home outdoor track meet since 2010. And after four years, the team is ready to put on a show for its home fans.   “We’re going to be out in full force and everybody’s...

Illinois Twilight Invite will be Illini men’s track and field team’s 1st home meet in 4 years

April 10, 2014

It’s been a while since the Illini last hosted an outdoor track meet. The Illinois Twilight Invite was last run in 2010. A few months earlier the Winter Olympics wrapped up — in Vancouver, and Peyton...

Illinois men’s track and field wins 5 events at Auburn’s Tiger Track Classic

April 7, 2014

The Illinois men’s track and field team traveled south this weekend to Auburn’s Tiger Track Classic in Auburn, Ala. They were met with great conditions and were able to bring home five event titles...

Joseph and Fraker compete for Illinois men’s track at NCAA Indoor Championships

March 17, 2014

Senior hurdler Vanier Joseph finished 10th and junior weight thrower Davis Fraker finished 15th at the NCAA Indoor Championships in Albuquerque, N.M., this weekend. Joseph ran the final race of his indoor...

Fraker and Joseph prepare for indoor national meet

March 14, 2014

Junior weight thrower David Fraker and senior hurdler Vanier Joseph will compete this weekend at the NCAA Indoor National Championships in Albuquerque, N.M. While almost all of the Illini men’s track...

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