Track and Field

Ex-Illini Ridley putting degree to use at camp

URBANA – His collegiate track career might have come to an end, but former Illini Babatunde Ridley hopes to keep running in his future.

He already has if his work this summer with the Urbana Park District is an indication.


Central grad on track for stardom

CHAMPAIGN – You'd never know it to see Janelle Johnson now, but the Purdue senior-to-be got off on the wrong foot in the triple jump.

And we're not talking figuratively.


Felicien falls in trials

EDMONTON, Alberta – Perdita Felicien's shot at running in the World Championships for Canada took a spill Saturday at the Canadian Senior Track and Field Championships.

Running her specialty, the 100-meter hurdles, the Illinois standout slipped and was disqualified during her heat race.


Mixed results for hurdlers

Illini Sherman Armstrong failed to advance in the 400 hurdles at the USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Eugene, Ore., finishing sixth in his heat in 51.28.


Illini lineup

Four current or former Illini will compete this week at national championship track and field meets that serve as qualifiers for the World Outdoor Championships. The list:


Future Illini roll

Kristie LeVanti and Nancy Ikejimba, who will run for Illinois next season, were part of a record-setting 4x400 meter realy team at the Senior All-Star Spotlight Meet at Lawrence College in Dubuque, Iowa.


Illini gang up for finals

EUGENE, Ore. – It's no surprise that a UI hurdler will enter today's 100-meter final as the event's top qualifier at the NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships.


Illinois off and running in NCAA hurdles prelim

EUGENE, Ore. – Illinois' trio of 100 meter hurdlers has taken its first step.

Susanna Kallur, Perdita Felicien and Jenny Kallur all qualified Thursday in the preliminaries of the 100 hurdles at the NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships at the University of Oregon's Hayward Field.


National honors for UI's Lewis

Illinois senior Gia Lewis capped her outdoor career Wednesday by earning All-American honors at the NCAA Track and Field Championships in Eugene, Ore.


Competition in practice helps Illini''s Felicien gain step on rival

EUGENE, Ore. – She's competed against the world's best in the Olympics. Won a Canadian national title. Run a series of world-best times this year.

But there was one hurdle that Perdita Felicien just couldn't seem to clear. On the U.S. collegiate stage, Illinois' sensational sophomore always played second fiddle to Ohio State's maestro of the hurdles, Donica Merriman.


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