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Illinois women’s track and field finishes regular season

Illinois women’s track and field finishes regular season

By Zoe Kaler

May 3, 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 and 23 top-10 finishes.   Last week, distance coach Scott Jones predicted that the team would se...

Illini women’s track and field heads to Rankin/Poehlein Invitational

Illini women’s track and field heads to Rankin/Poehlein Invitational

By Zoe Kaler

April 29, 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 teams to compete, the Illini were admitted to the Rankin/Poehlein Invitational. Illinois will travel to West L...

Illinois women’s track and field make strides at Drake Relays

Illinois women’s track and field make strides at Drake Relays

By Zoe Kaler

April 26, 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 first place. Ohio State came in second. Purdue and No. 11 Oklahoma State tied for third. Senior...

Illinois women’s track heads to Drake Relays

Illinois women’s track heads to Drake Relays

April 21, 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 Georgia, No. 9 Baylor, No. 11 Oklahoma State, No. 18 Texas Tech, No. 21 Missouri and No. 24 Notre Dame...

Illinois women’s track finish second at Illinois Twilight

Illinois women’s track finish second at Illinois Twilight

April 19, 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 with 179 points. Additional teams participating in the Twilight included Eastern Illinois, Bradley, ...

Illini women’s track looks to bounce back at home meet

Illini women’s track looks to bounce back at home meet

By Alex Wallner

April 15, 2015

The Illinois women’s track and field team competes this weekend at the Illinois Twilight meet in its only home meet of the outdoor season at the Illinois Track and Soccer Stadium. The Illini are coming off a last-place finish at the Jim Click Shootout in Tucson, Arizona, last weekend and hope to rebound...

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

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

By Alex Wallner

April 12, 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 won the 3,000 meter steeplechase in a second-consecutive meet, sophomore Kandie Bloch-Jones won the ...

Illini women’s track and field aim for more individual bests this weekend

Illini women’s track and field aim for more individual bests this weekend

By Alex Wallner

April 8, 2015

After competing just a few miles away last weekend, the Illini women’s track and field team will be doing lots of traveling for its next meet. The team will compete in the Jim Click Shootout Saturday in Tucson, Arizona, hosted by the University of Arizona. This will be the Illini’s first appearanc...

Illini women’s track and field finishes strong Saturday

Illini women’s track and field finishes strong Saturday

By Alex Wallner

April 5, 2015

The Illinois women’s track and field team traveled to Charleston, Illinois, over the weekend to compete in its first EIU Big Blue Classic in three years. Illinois’ 96.50 points were good for fourth at the three-day meet. The Illini placed behind Eastern Illinois, Indiana State and Southern Illin...

Illini women’s track and field look for strong showing at EIU Big Blue Classic

Illini women’s track and field look for strong showing at EIU Big Blue Classic

By Alex Wallner

March 31, 2015

The Illinois women’s track and field team will compete in the Eastern Illinois University Big Blue Classic this weekend in Charleston, Illinois — its first appearance in the meet since the 2011-12 season. This meet will be the first of two in-state competitions for the Illini in the outdoor season. I...

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

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

By Alex Wallner

March 29, 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 captured five event titles and 10 top-10 performances. Illinois dominated the 5,000 meters Friday — four Illini we...

Illini women’s track and field opens outdoor season at Baldy Castillo Invitational

By Alex Wallner

March 18, 2015

The Illinois women’s track and field team will compete this weekend in Tempe, Arizona, at the Baldy Castillo Invitational. This meet marks the beginning of a two-month long race to the Big Ten Outdoor Championships. Illinois is coming off a ninth-place finish out of 14 teams at the Big Ten Indoor Champi...

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