Track and Field

Track and Field

Riley on a record run

CHAMPAIGN – Andrew Riley had just rewritten the Illinois track and field record book. Again.

Sherman Armstrong, the gold standard of Illini hurdling for the past decade, once more was forced to relinquish his spot atop the school's all-time charts.

Freshman Lutes steps up

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Freshman right fielder Katie Lutes belted a key two-out double and drove in three runs in her first career start, leading Illinois to a 10-6 softball victory against Purdue on Wednesday and a split of a Big Ten doubleheader at West Lafayette, Ind.

Riley honored by Big Ten

Illinois freshman Andrew Riley was named BIg Ten Track Athlete of the Week on Wednesday after his record-setting performance in the 110-meter hurdles at the Drake Relays.

Tennis team reaches final

ANN ARBOR, Mich. – Brad Dancer's Illinois men's squad is playing its best tennis of the season, the coach said, and it couldn't have come at a better time.

Tennis teams advance

ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Dennis Nevolo and Marek Czerwinski each won singles and doubles matches to lead No. 14 Illinois to a 4-0 victory against Penn State in the quarterfinals of the Big Ten men’s tennis tournament at Ann Arbor, Mich.

The second-seeded Illini (20-7) will face sixth-seeded Indiana at 1 p.m. today in the semifinals. Illinois beat the Hoosiers 6-1 on March 31.

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Illini Insider: Bonadonna hoping to turn it around

Through it all, UI coach Dan Hartleb has steadfastly kept Bonadonna in the lead-off spot.

"I've gone back and forth in my head and looked at some different lineups," Hartleb said. "I'd still like to put him at the top of the lineup. I think he puts the most pressure on teams of anyone we have when he gets on base."

Tennis team gears up for rival with sweep

URBANA – Home has been good for coach Brad Dancer's 11th-ranked Illinois men's tennis team.

Tate: Catching up with Craig Virgin

Do you expect Champaign-Urbana to be a part of it if Chicago wins the bid?

Yes, and maybe St. Louis as well. We have a lot of soccer interest in my area. Memorial Stadium could be used, and the Olympics might help in bringing about renovation of the Assembly Hall for some satellite events.

Barlow helps Illini make history in golf

HUNTINGTON, W. Va. – Led by medalist Zach Barlow, Illinois defended its title at the Marshall Invitational on Saturday. It was the UI's school-record fifth tournament title of the season.