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Strong winds can't slow down women's track and field

Strong winds can't slow down women's track and field

By Jacob Diaz

April 3, 2016


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The Illinois women’s track and field team battled gusty winds all weekend at the Big Blue Classic hosted by Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, Illinois.ej Despite the conditions, the team continued to show improvement and 10 Illini athletes finished in the top five of their events.ejJunior Kandie Blo...

Illni fail to make their mark at nationals

Illni fail to make their mark at nationals

By Jacob Diaz

March 13, 2016


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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


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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...

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

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

By Jacob Diaz

February 21, 2016


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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 ...

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...

Illinois women’s track and field finishes regular season

By Zoe Kaler

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

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...

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