The Daily Illini

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...

Illni fail to make their mark at nationals

Illinois' Kandie Bloch-Jones clears the bar in the High Jump at the Illinois Orange and Blue meet in the Armory on Saturday, Feb. 20, 2016.

By Jacob Diaz

March 13, 2016

In their final performance of the indoor season, Illini sophomore Pedrya Seymour and junior Kandie Bloch-Jones were pitted against the nation’s best at the NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships.Seymour was the first of the two to compete — running the 60 meter hurdles — and she finished in 1...

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...

Three Illini win medals on final day of Big Ten Championships

By Jacob Diaz

February 28, 2016

Only two Illini women's track runners qualified for the finals in their events in yesterdays preliminaries, but both juniors Nicole Choquette and sophomore Pedrya Seymour finished the day on the podiumss.Joining Choquette and Seymour on the podium today was junior high jumper Kandie Bloch-Jones. Bloch-Jones finishes in a three-way tie...

Illini women's track and field wins four events at Orange and Blue Open

Illinois' Pedrya Seymour leaps over a hurdle during the Orange and Blue meet on Saturday, February 20, 2016. Pedrya won the 60 meter hurdles with a time of 8.27 seconds.

By Jacob Diaz

February 21, 2016

In its final meet before the Big Ten Championships next weekend, the Illini women’s track and field team claimed four event titles at the Orange and Blue Open at the Armory.Sophomore Pedrya Seymour was the first Illini to walk away with a title, winning the 60-meter hurdles and matching her personal ...

Our kind of thing: a Fighting Illini family

Our kind of thing: a Fighting Illini family

By Alexis Casati

November 17, 2015

Being a student-athlete is a tricky thing. It’s an emotional thing, it’s a mental thing, and it’s a physical thing.And as surprising as this may sound, I haven't found many outside of college sports that are able to do justice to just how amazing an experience it is.But balancing all of these feeli...

Schneider sets personal record at ISU Invitational

By Mike Gasick

September 16, 2015

Alyssa Schneider — Illinois’ top runner — just keeps getting better.Building off her strong performance at the season-opening Illini Challenge, the fifth-year senior completed the best race of her career with the Illini women’s cross country team.She finished the Country Financial ISU ...

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. 

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...

Illinois women’s track and field finishes regular season

By Zoe Kaler

May 10, 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.ssThe Illini picked up seven event titles and 23 top-10 finishes. ssLast week, distance coach Scott Jones predicted that the team wo...