Gymnastics

Gymnastics

Worsley sets pace, Illini follow

CHAMPAIGN – Sophomore sprinter Dominique Worsley won the 60 and 200 meters as the Illinois men's track team dominated the Carle/Health Alliance Classic on Saturday at the UI Armory.

Worsley took the 60 in 6.78 seconds, his fastest time of the season.

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Pintaro hits personal best

CHAMPAIGN – Senior Amanda Pintaro set an indoor personal best in winning the pole vault Saturday, clearing 12 feet, 71/2 inches, and the Illinois women's track and field team won the Illinois Invitational at the UI Armory.

The 25th-ranked Illini (122 points) defeated Miami (120.5), No. 11 Texas (119) and No. 14 UCLA (110.5) to claim the meet title.

It's your business: Maurices moving from mall to plaza

Maurices, a moderate-price clothing store catering to teens and young women, plans to move from a space inside Market Place Mall to outside the mall at Market Place Plaza.

The store plans to open in its new 5,134-square-foot space between Fashion Bug and Gordmans in mid-March.

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Poeta carries wrestlers into tourney semifinals

HAMPTON, Va. – Top-ranked Mike Poeta (157 pounds) posted wins against opponents from Lehigh and Kent State on Friday as the Illinois wrestling team advanced to the semifinals of the Virginia Duals.

Poeta started the day with a 7-4 decision against Lehigh's Dave Nakasone, then followed with a 12-2 major decision against Kent State's Sli Bostelman.

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Illini women ranked 23rd

URBANA – The Illinois women's gymnastics team is ranked 23rd in the GymInfo preseason coaches' poll. Bob Starkell's Illini finished last season No. 20, the highest final ranking in the program's history.

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No Masar, no problem for Illinois

ST. PAUL, Minn. – If Illinois is to advance to the title match at the Big Ten women's soccer tournament, it might not have Ella Masar to help.

The UI's All-Big Ten forward missed most of Thursday's shootout win against Minnesota with a hamstring injury. Coach Janet Rayfield said the Urbana product is "pretty questionable" for today's 8 p.m. semifinal against Purdue.