DES MOINES, Iowa — Illinois junior Stanley Azie and senior Cody Wisslead are used to conquering adversity, so they weren't about to let a soggy Friday at Drake Stadium put a damper on their NCAA Championships.
Azie placed sixth in the 100-meter final in 10.30 seconds, and Wisslead clocked 51.39 to earn eighth in the 400-meter hurdles, both earning All-America honors.
DES MOINES, Iowa — When Illinois' Andrew Riley clocked 13.45 seconds in the 110-meter hurdles at the 2010 NCAA Championships, he was rewarded with a national title.
What does a 13.37 get Riley these days? A spot in the final and a chance to repeat the feat.
DES MOINES, Iowa — It appears Drake Stadium and Illinois' 400-meter men's relay were made for each other.
The Illini relay of junior Andrew Riley, senior Azeez Shogbuyi, sophomore Josh Zinzer and junior Stanley Azie clocked 38.72 seconds Wednesday at the NCAA Championships, breaking Ohio State's 19-year-old Big Ten record of 38.93 and topping Illinois' school record of 39.17 that was set this year at the Drake Relays.
CHAMPAIGN — Stanley Azie never has met or talked to the fastest sprinter in University of Illinois history.
That doesn't mean the Illini junior isn't well-acquainted with Anthony Jones' accomplishments on the track during his college career.
EUGENE, Ore. — Andrew Riley made sure he'll have a chance to defend his NCAA hurdles title.
The Illini junior shattered his own school record in the 110-meter hurdles at Saturday's NCAA West Preliminary Round, advancing to next month's national meet in Des Moines, Iowa. Riley finished in 13.32 seconds, better than the mark of 13.45 in which he won a 2010 NCAA championship.
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Staff writer Jeff Huth's top Illini women's track and field candidates to advance out of the NCAA West Preliminary Round of Championship, which began Thursday in Eugene, Ore.
1. Tamika Robinson. Looking to become All-American in 100 hurdles for second straight year.
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Staff writer Jeff Huth's top Illini men's track and field candidates to advance out of the NCAA West Preliminary Round of Championship, which begins Thursday in Eugene, Ore.
PARK RIDGE — Five members of the Illinois men's track and field team, including hurdles champions Andrew Riley and Cody Wisslead, were named to the All-Big Ten Outdoor first team.
The conference announced its award winners Wednesday.
IOWA CITY, Iowa — Seniors Kelly Washington (heptathlon) and Chantelle Groenewoud (3,000-meter steeplechase) each finished second Saturday, while 12 of their Illinois teammates qualified for today's event finals at the rain-soaked Big Ten Outdoor Championships in Iowa City, Iowa.
With 26 team points, Illinois was tied for sixth place with Michigan State.