Track and Field

Track and Field

Worsley sets pace, Illini follow

CHAMPAIGN – Sophomore sprinter Dominique Worsley won the 60 and 200 meters as the Illinois men's track team dominated the Carle/Health Alliance Classic on Saturday at the UI Armory.

Worsley took the 60 in 6.78 seconds, his fastest time of the season.

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Pintaro hits personal best

CHAMPAIGN – Senior Amanda Pintaro set an indoor personal best in winning the pole vault Saturday, clearing 12 feet, 71/2 inches, and the Illinois women's track and field team won the Illinois Invitational at the UI Armory.

The 25th-ranked Illini (122 points) defeated Miami (120.5), No. 11 Texas (119) and No. 14 UCLA (110.5) to claim the meet title.

It's your business: Maurices moving from mall to plaza

Maurices, a moderate-price clothing store catering to teens and young women, plans to move from a space inside Market Place Mall to outside the mall at Market Place Plaza.

The store plans to open in its new 5,134-square-foot space between Fashion Bug and Gordmans in mid-March.

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Illini fall in title match

HAMPTON, Va. – No. 17 Illinois dropped a 21-12 decision to No. 3 Oklahoma State in the championship match of the Virginia Duals on Saturday. The Illini advanced to the title match with a win against No. 23 Old Dominion earlier in the day.

Top-ranked Mike Poeta (157 pounds) and No. 14 Patrick Bond (197) each picked up a pair of wins Saturday, capping a perfect weekend for the duo. With the wins, Poeta moved his record to 19-0 on the season.

It's your business: Subs out, gyros in at Neil Street shop

Silver Mine Subs has closed one of its two shops in Champaign, the one at 905 S. Neil St. But the space won't be vacant for long, because Niro's Gyros is moving in.

The new Niro's should be open in less than two weeks, owner Mike Naser said.

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McKenley was highly decorated runner

KINGSTON, Jamaica – Herb McKenley, an Olympic gold medalist and one of the greatest athletes in Illinois track and field history, died Monday at 85.

McKenley, who reportedly was ill for some time, entered the University Hospital of the West Indies two weeks ago. Hospital officials did not give the cause of death.

UI promotes Buford-Bailey

Illini women's track and field assistant Tonja Buford-Bailey has been promoted to associate head coach, UI head coach Gary Winckler announced Monday.

"Being promoted to associate head coach is an honor," Buford-Bailey said. "Gary's wisdom, insight and leadership has helped me develop as a coach, and working with him at my alma mater is a dream come true."