Zebe cruises on track

Zebe cruises on track

LEXINGTON, Ky. — The Illinois men’s track and field team won two events and recorded nine top-three finishes in the two-day Rod McCravy Memorial Meet that concluded Saturday.

Former Unity High standout Zebo Zebe won the 600-yard run (1 minute, 11.69 seconds). Luke Carroll captured the mile (4:07.91).

The runner-up Illini distance medley relay team of Carroll, Stephon Pamilton, Joe McAsey and Liam Markham broke meet and facility records in 9:36.24 — the No. 2 time in school history.

In women’s track & field:

Ex-Bomber third. Argenta-Oreana graduate Kandie Bloch-Jones (high jump) and Amanda Duvendack (800) placed third at the Rod McCravy meet.

In men’s tennis:

Nationals in reach. The No. 22 Illini moved within one win of the ITA National Team Indoor Championship by defeating No. 25 Clemson 4-0 in the ITA Kickoff at Oxford, Miss. Illinois will face No. 26 Michigan today, with the winner advancing to nationals Feb. 14-17 at Houston.

Jared Hiltzik and Farris Gosea each won singles and doubles matches against Clemson.

In women’s gymnastics:

Illini falter. The No. 11 Illini tied for first place in three events but lost to No. 13 Minnesota 196.225-195.350 at Minneapolis. Earning co-titles were Amber See (vault), Sarah Fiedler (uneven parallel bars) and  Sunny Kato (balance beam).

In men’s golf:

Streak intact. Brian Campbell, Thomas Detry and David Kim each won in fourball and singles to lead the Illini to a 6-3 victory against Illinois State in the Tinervin Cup at Placida, Fla.

Illinois improved to 11-0 in the annual event.

In women’s swimming:

Meng breaks pool mark. Alison Meng’s Devaney Natatorium pool record in the 100-yard backstroke highlighted the Illini’s 160-140 loss to host Nebraska. The Illini junior finished in 55.02 seconds.

Meng and Courtney Pope each won two individual events and swam on Illinois’ first-place 400 freestyle relay team.


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