Illini advance in gymnastics
Illinois gymnasts Bob Spelic and Scott Wetterling as well as former Illini Linh Hoang have qualified for the U.S. Championships next month in Philadelphia.
Spelic, Wetterling and Hoang advanced by placing in the top 13 among non-national team members competing in USA qualifiers last weekend. Their performances earned each a spot in the national meet Aug. 8-11, where the U.S. team for the 2001 World Championships will be determined.
Members of the U.S. senior and junior teams that will represent the country in international competitions during the 2001-02 season also will be determined at the U.S. Championships.
Meanwhile, former Illini Leo Oka has earned a spot on the Canada National Team by placing fourth in the All-Canada Championships.