Track and Field

Track and Field

Big Ten track at a glance

Here's a look at this weekend's Big Ten Track meet:

Mensah as good off the track as she is on it

CHAMPAIGN – Yvonne Mensah's littlest fan might be her biggest, too.

When 4-year-old Victoria Bailey became a first-time camera owner recently, there was no question where she wanted the lens aimed first.

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Carter, Mensah take top awards

CHAMPAIGN – Former UI basketball player Warren Carter and track and field standout Yvonne Mensah were named winners of the Big Ten Conference Medal of Honor, which is awarded annually at each conference school to male and female senior student-athletes who demonstrate proficiency in scholarship and athletics.

Team effort lands Illinois in title match

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – The first revenge match went Illinois' way in the Big Ten men's tennis tournament Saturday. Today, Brad Dancer's guys go after Revenge II, the Sequel.

The Illini dominated Michigan on Saturday in a 4-1 semifinal win on the Purdue campus. No. 9-ranked Illinois had lost to the No. 20 Wolverines earlier in the season.

Pratt, relays show Drake spunk

DES MOINES, Iowa – Illinois senior Bryan Pratt advanced to the finals of the 110-meter hurdles at Friday's Drake Relays. He had to share the spotlight with several teammates.

"We had a great day in terms of weather and were able to take advantage and show some improvement," UI coach Wayne Angel said.

Bill qualifies for regional

DES MOINES, Iowa – Illinois senior distance runner Jason Bill qualified for the NCAA regional on Thursday in the 5,000-meter run at the Drake Relays.

Bill finished with a time of 14 minutes, 8.67 seconds, nearly four seconds faster than the qualifying time.

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Houseworth stands tall in final

LAWRENCE, Kan. – Jon Houseworth's first chance to compete at the Kansas Relays was a memorable one.

The Illinois senior won the men's 3,000 steeplechase Friday in the 80th edition of the prestigious event.

DiSilvestro's last meet can't live up to hopes; Mensah shines

CHAMPAIGN – Eric DiSilvestro didn't have high hopes for Sunday's Illinois Invitational at the UI Track and Soccer Complex.

Competing in his last home track meet, the senior pole vaulter, who once finished second at the Big Ten Indoor Championships and dreamt of competing at this year's NCAA Championships, would be happy if he could vault at all.