Swimming and Diving

Swimming and Diving

Mehnert: Triathlon 'takes a lot of nerve'

Champaign native Michelle Mehnert is best known in her hometown as a swimmer at Urbana University High and the University of Illinois. She also competed in track and cross-country, and that range of sports led Mehnert into the multi-tasking triathlon. Now 24, she’s competing on the world circuit with a goal of representing the United States at the 2016 Olympics in Brazil.

Happy Birthday, Arias Davis!

Illini Legends, Lists & Lore

Illini postseason games on this date


March 16 has been a busy date in Illini basketball history, both for the men and the women. Here’s a review of the 13 postseason games played on this date:

Baseball team snaps short skid

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. — A four-run fifth inning and a steady outing by Drasen Johnson allowed the Illinois baseball team to end a two-game slide with a 5-4 win against Coastal Carolina on Saturday in the Illini’s second game during the Caravelle Resort’s Baseball at the Beach tournament.

Sunday Conversation: Compliance director Ryan Squire

Ryan Squire hears what some might consider mundane questions. On a daily basis. But they’re important in his job. Vital, in fact. The compliance director for the Illinois athletic department keeps coaches afloat of recruiting rules, athletes’ eligibility and the ever-evolving transfers that seem to dominate college athletics now.

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).

Illinois swimming

Illinois hosted the Illini swimming & diving meet at ARC pool Monday January 20, 2014.

Track teams win home meet

CHAMPAIGN — Brandon Stryganek and David Kendziera each won two events to lead the Illinois men’s track and field team to the title of the Illini Classic at the UI Armory.

The Illini had 13 top-three finishers and scored 227.50 points to win the seven-team meet by 125 points.

Roundup: Hiltzik in rare company

 

FLUSHING, N.Y. —  Amer Delic was the first Illinois men’s tennis player to reach the ITA National Indoor Championship final in 2002.

Soccer shut out; Porada wins race

 

CHAMPAIGN — Illinois outshot No. 10 Michigan but couldn’t capitalize on its scoring opportunities and lost 2-0 Friday night in a Big Ten women’s soccer match at Illinois Soccer Stadium.

Happy Birthday, Craig Virgin!

Illini Legends, Lists & Lore

Leo Johnson