Gary Wieneke''s Big Ten Champs

Gary Wieneke''s Big Ten Champs

Concluding his 29th season as the head track and field coach at Illinois, Gary Wieneke has amassed 11 Big Ten team titles. In addition, heading into next weekend''s conference outdoor meet in Minneapolis, he has helped tutor a staggering 156 individual and relay Big Ten titlists. His most successful seasons, in terms of individual conference champions: Season Individual champs Indoors/Outdoors 1975 12 second/first 1988 12 first/first 1977 10 first/first 1989 8 first/first 1993 8 second/second 1999 8 second/fourth 1990 7 third/third 1994 7 third/first 1995 7 second/third Six times 6 / Illini birthdays this week Today Dan Shea, football (43) Monday Eric Ryan, wrestling (26) Tuesday Randy Cordova, baseball (52) Wednesday Lauren Gronski, softball (21) Thursday Tony Krainik, track & field (44) Friday Kelly Buszkiewicz, soccer (25) Saturday Jeff Finke, football (35) Next Sunday: On this date in Illini history By Mike Pearson, vice president of Sports Publishing and author of Illini Legends, Lists & Lore (revised second edition, including an audio CD-ROM), available at bookstores everywhere, or online at www.SportsPublishingLLC.com.

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