Track and Field

Track and Field

Tate: Shine fades from men's spring teams

With last year’s 50-victory rampage a fading memory, Dan Hartleb’s Illini baseball team arose this morning with its back to the wall.

After Saturday’s unimpressive 9-1 loss to Ohio State, the teams will match 5-6 conference records at 1 p.m. here today with the realization that it’ll probably take .500 or better to reach the eight-team Big Ten tournament.

UI roundup: Viney, Seymour thrill home fans

CHAMPAIGN — Cam Viney had no stage fright as a result of being in front of a home crowd for the first time this season.

The Illinois hurdler captured the 110- and 400-meter titles Saturday in the Illinois Twilight meet, pacing the UI men’s team.

His season-best time of 50.66 seconds was tops in the 400 hurdles while his clocking of 14.04 seconds led the 110 hurdles competition.

U of I Men's and Women's Track

The University of Illinois Men's and Women's Twilight/Senior Day Track and Field Meet. Saturday, April 23, 2016 University of Illinois Track. 

Tate: Turk's club in state of change

Mike Turk’s defending Big Ten outdoor champions will send nearly 40 Illini athletes into Saturday’s Twilight meet at the Illinois Track Stadium.

But the 4:30 p.m. start of running events won’t serve as a home tuneup for another conference title run. The Illini men’s track and field team is too young and missing too many key scorers.

Five former Illini making it big in pro sports

Tatyana McFadden continued her dominance at the Boston Marathon on Monday, winning her fourth consecutive women’s wheelchair race. Here are five other prominent former Illini who are shining in their respective sports:

Boston Marathon record holder supports McFadden

CHAMPAIGN — Jean Driscoll knew the call was coming. And why.

The eight-time Boston Marathon winner watched another Illini racer take title No. 4 on Monday.

Tatyana McFadden, the dominant athlete in the women’s wheelchair division, is halfway to Driscoll’s Boston record.

Illini roundup: Gymnast wins national title

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Illinois came away from the NCAA Championships with an individual national champion each of the last five seasons.

Brandon Ngai made it six in a row Saturday. The 17-year-old sophomore posted a score of 15.450 to claim the pommel horse title by 0.150 point over Ohio State’s Alec Yoder, who beat him by 0.050 point two weeks ago in the Big Ten event finals.

Illini roundup: Men's gymnasts advance to finals

COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Illini needed to place among the top three during Friday night’s session at the NCAA Championships to keep their season going.

UI roundup: Power surge lifts baseball to split

IOWA CITY, Iowa — A three-homer attack let Illinois baseball earn a split Saturday in a conference doubleheader against Iowa.

Doran Turchin, Trent Hammond and Jason Goldstein went yard as the Illini won Game 2 against the Hawkeyes, 10-4. The result followed a 4-3, 10-inning defeat for Illinois in Game 1.

Illini legends, lists and lore: UI baseball's top Big Ten seasons

One year ago this week, the Fighting Illini baseball team swept a weekend series at home against Purdue. In Game 1, Illinois struck with five runs in the first and cruised to a 10-5 victory before a crowd of 2,843. Junior Ryan Nagle, who finished a triple short of the cycle, went 3 for 5 with three runs, a home run and two RBI.