Track and Field

Evans wins bronze!

Former Illini track and field athlete Aja Evans and pilot Jamie Greubel won bronze in the two-man bobsled today.

Evans and Greubel combined for four runs in 3 minutes, 51.61 seconds in USA-2.

Canada-1 took gold. USA-1 won silver.

 

Here's the report from AP:
 


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HOUSTON — Illinois’ men’s tennis team bounced back Saturday at the ITA National Indoor Championships, defeating Pepperdine 4-0 in the consolation bracket.

The 22nd-ranked and 10th-seeded Illini were led by Brian Page, Tim Kopinski and Ross Guignon.


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URBANA — Eighth-ranked Texas A&M won the doubles point, but 22nd-ranked Illinois roared back with four singles victories Friday night at Atkins Tennis Center.


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CHAMPAIGN — A season-high crowd of 811 spectators at Huff Hall left disappointed after the Illinois wrestling team lost 22-13 to seventh-ranked Nebraska on Saturday.

The Illini (7-6, 1-5 Big Ten) trailed 6-0 after the first two matches and never led against the Cornhuskers, who prevailed in six of the 10 matches.


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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).


Aja Evans finds push she needed

In Sequocoria Mallory’s collection of family photos, there is a picture of her two daughters and son taken during their harrowing ride on the Tower of Terror at Disney’s Hollywood Studios in Florida.

The expressions of the faces of Aja, Racheal and Fred Evans are, well, what you’d expect while plummeting 13 stories in full free fall.


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.


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