Track and Field

Track and Field

UI roundup: Women's tennis moves on to Big Ten semis

URBANA — Rain forced the Big Ten women's tennis tournament inside at Atkins Tennis Center on Friday, but there was no dampening Illinois' spirits after its win over Maryland.

The Illini took down the No. 47 Terrapins 4-2 in the quarterfinals of the conference tournament.

UI roundup: Reiser, Lafond post top-five times

DES MOINES, Iowa — Illinois men’s track and field recorded a pair of top-five finishes Thursday in the Drake Relays’ open 5,000-meter run.

Illini Jesse Reiser crossed the finish line in 13 minutes, 54.66 seconds, good for fourth place. Teammate Dylan Lafond was just a spot behind, clocking 13:56.61. The winner was Drake’s Reed Fischer in 13:48.32.

On campus: Ex-area athletes star for UI track and field

Contributor Troy Gentle catches up with ex-area standouts excelling in college

UI roundup: Spencer, Evans among those feted

CHAMPAIGN — Illinois athletics held its Oskee Awards event Monday night, with Joe Spencer and Nicole Evans receiving Big Ten Medal of Honor recognition.

Spencer, a former Illini football center, and Evans, an Illini softball outfielder, were recognized for their excellence on and off the field as seniors.

UI Roundup: Illini push win streak to 7

CALEDONIA, Mich. — The Illinois softball team swept Michigan State on Saturday in a doubleheader at Davenport University’s Farmers Insurance Athletic Complex.

The Illini (31-10, 10-2 Big Ten) won Game 1 6-5 in eight innings after pinch hitter Rowan McGuire’s RBI single in the eighth. Breanna Wonderly went the distance, allowing just two earned runs.

Tate: Foreign flair suits UI's spring offerings

First, let's work on our pronunciations.

Start with Chayanid Prapassarangkul ... Swing Liu ... Pailin Ruttanasupagid. Then try Noe Khlif, Pengxuan Jiang and Aleks Vukic, or how about Giovanni Tadiotto and Edoardo Lipparelli.

UI roundup: Softball garners fifth straight win

CALEDONIA, Mich. — A four-run fourth inning was exactly what the Illinois softball team needed to push its win streak to five games.

Ruby Rivera recorded a three-run double as the frame's big blow, pacing the Illini to a 6-3 win over Michigan State at Davenport University.

On campus: Hoyer moves up all-time field list

Contributor Troy Gentle catches up with ex-area standouts excelling in college

UI Roundup: Youngsters star for Illini men's tennis

URBANA — On a team dominated by inexperience, there will be ups and downs.

Look no further than the Illini men’s tennis team, which is led by six freshmen and sits at 11-9, including 4-2 in the Big Ten, after Saturday’s 6-1 home win against Iowa.

Top of the Morning, April 4, 2017

Mike Haile made like UI athletic director Josh Whitman to introduce SCOTT BEATTY as host of "SportsTalk" on WDWS 1400-AM on Monday.

Haile, general manager of WDWS, WHMS and WKIO, subbed "#WeWillRadio" for Whitman's "#WeWillWin" hashtag he has used to introduce new UI coaches.