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Season-finale highlights vs. Northwestern
Illinois senior Tatyana McFadden completed an unprecedented marathon “Grand Slam.” The 24-year-old Maryland resident won the NYC Marathon women’s wheelchair race Sunday after taking the titles in Boston, London and Chicago in 2013. No other athlete has won those four races in the same year.
Say what you will about the Boston Marathon and its infamous Heartbreak Hill. When it comes to muscle-burning, toughness-testing marathon challenges, Amanda McGrory’s vote goes to New York City’s 26.2-mile race.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Freshman Meegan Johnston’s overtime goal lifted Illinois past Louisville 5-4 on Sunday, giving Janet Rayfield’s team a split of its season-opening two-match road swing.
Twentieth-ranked Kevin Anderson has established himself as the best pro tennis player — now or ever — to come out of the University of Illinois. We asked staff writer Jeff Huth to pick the top current and all-time Illini pros in some other sports.
CHAMPAIGN — Led by one of the youngest players on the court, the Illinois volleyball team kicked off its season — albeit unofficially — with a victory.
Freshman Michelle Strizak had 10 kills in 14 swings as the Illini beat a team of alumni 25-22, 25-15, 25-13 on Saturday night at Huff Hall.
SOUTH BEND, Ind. — Illinois’ soccer team did something Friday that it hadn’t done since 2007: losing its season opener.
Tenth-ranked Notre Dame defeated the Illini 4-1. UI freshman Casey Conine tallied her team’s goal, scoring in the 66th minute.