Track and Field

Track and Field

UI''s Felicien repeats as champ

   SACRAMENTO, Calif.  Perdita Felicien finished her outdoor track career at Illinois in grand fashion Saturday night, winning her second consecutive NCAA title in the 100-meter hurdles.


Lee, LSU derail Illinois'' relay bid

   SACRAMENTO, Calif. – With a stunning anchor leg by Muna Lee, LSU ran the second-fastest women''s 400-meter relay in college history Friday night at the NCAA track and field championships.

Felicien fastest in semis

   For all that Perdita Felicien has accomplished during her track career  two NCAA titles, four Big Ten crowns, competing in the 2000 Olympics  the Illinois senior couldn''t call herself the fastest outdoor hurdler in league history.

   Until Thursday, that is.

Dynamic Illinois jumper takes act to national meet

   CHAMPAIGN  It was the longest 90 seconds of Charles Burton''s life.

   Following his sixth and final attempt in the triple jump at the NCAA Mideast Regional, the Illinois senior was forced to wait  and wait  and wait  for the official distance to be posted.

Angel maps out plan to rejuvenate UI track

   CHAMPAIGN  Wayne Angel can understand why others would focus on the fact he''s the first of a kind at Illinois.


Track and field talent added

The UItrack and field staff announced the signings of two prep standouts for the 2003-04 season.

Winnebago's Mike Kelley and Morton's Trent Hoerr signed national letters of intents to attend the university in the fall.

Former Illini excited to tackle track challenge

CHAMPAIGN – Wayne Angel is returning to his alma mater to succeed his former coach.

The 1982 Illinois graduate today was named Illini men's track and field coach. Angel also will serve as the men's cross-country coach. He follows Gary Wieneke, who is retiring after 36 years at Illinois, the last 28 as head track coach.

Assistant hired

Ramani Hunter has been hired as a women''s basketball assistant coach at Illinois. Her responsibilities will include coordinating video film exchanges, managing student staff, serving as an academic liaison between coaches and the academic advisers, and assistant camp director.

Hunter has served as event coordinator at Illinois since September, where she helped organize and run events for men''s and women''s golf, men''s and women''s track, volleyball, softball, and men''s and women''s basketball.

NCAAs on tap for four Illini

COLUMBUS, Ohio  Perdita Felicien won the 100-meter hurdles, Nicole Whitman set a school record in finishing third in the triple jump (43 feet, 8 1/2 inches) and Marie Hilmersson was fifth in the hammer throw at Saturday''s Mideast Regional Championships.

Recent potholes disappoint Wieneke as he nears the end

CHAMPAIGN – For Gary Wieneke, the finish line to a Hall of Fame coaching career is steps away.

Two steps, to be exact.