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Illini finish 2nd at Outdoor Big Tens

By Daily Illini Staff Report

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 were crowned conference champions, as Stephon Pamilton and Vanier Joseph successfully defended ...

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

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

By Christopher Kennedy

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 No. 6 seed in the event. Joseph was expected to be one of the 12 athletes to move onto the NCAA Natio...

After Drake Relay win, Illini head to Iowa

By Christopher Kennedy

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 held mid-season. Now the Illini enter the final week of the regular season and head to Iowa City f...

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

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

By Christopher Kennedy

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 and world championship-caliber athletes. But the world’s best couldn’t steal the show from the Illi...

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

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

By Christopher Kennedy

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 purposes. The top Illini distance runners traveled to the Mt. San Antonio College Relays in Walnut...

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 Bluegrass Classic and the Mt. San Antonio College Relays. Most of the team will head South to Lexi...

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

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

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 added incentive for fans to show up, but winds reached nearly 30 miles per hour when running events...

Illini come into Twilight Invite with strong early outdoor season

By Christopher Kennedy

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 gonna be out on the track,” said head coach Mike Turk. “Every event’s going to ha...

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

By Christopher Kennedy

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 Manning just lost the Super Bowl to the Saints. “I get friends that ask me like ‘When’s our home meet?...

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 and several other high finishes. “It's satisfying to come down into SEC-country and come home with a bunc...

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 career at the meet and finished in 7.75 seconds, just .06 seconds away from qualifying for a sp...

Fraker and Joseph prepare for indoor national meet

By Chris Kennedy

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 and field team is focused on preparing for the upcoming outdoor season, these two athletes have one m...

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