Track and Field

Track and Field

Felicien beats Devers at World Championships

   Chalk up another memorable moment for Illinois hurdler Perdita Felicien.

   Running in the 100-meter hurdles semifinals at the World Championships in Paris, Felicien beat American star Gail Devers, a three-time Olympic champion.

Ex-Illini sixth

   Former Illinois All-American Sherman Armstrong placed sixth in the 400-meter hurdles Monday at the Hanzekovic Memorial IAAF Grand Prix meet in Zagreb, Croatia.

Illini runner needed a year to rebound from asthmatic condition

   CHAMPAIGN  For Kyle Emkes, the Freedom Celebration 5K run couldn''t be more aptly named.

   When the Mahomet native steps to the starting line Friday, his mind will be free of doubts about his health. And when he crosses the finish line, Emkes hopes to have reason to celebrate his return to competitive racing  a return that''s been a year in the making.

Illini hurdler earns a spot

   His freshman year is over, but Illinois'' Adrian Walker doesn''t want the good feelings to end just yet.

   Walker, a Decatur MacArthur product, ran a time of 51.73 seconds in the 400-meter hurdles finals, finishing second in the USA Junior Outdoor Track & Field Championships last weekend at Palo Alto, Calif., and earning a spot on the U.S. team that will compete July 18-20 in the Pan Am Junior Championships at Bridgetown, Barbados.

Festival''s reputation growing

   CHAMPAIGN  From 6-year-old sprinters to 58-year-old milers, the Illini Heat Track and Field Festival drew some of the state''s best athletes to the UI track and field complex Saturday.

   The meet is 2 years old, but it already is recognized as one of the state''s premier stops on the summer schedule.

Illini Heat''s big track meet can''t be beat

   It''s one of the biggest track and field meets of the summer, and it''s right in your own back yard.

   Close to 1,000 athletes will hit the UI track and field complex today for the second annual Illini Heat Track and Field Festival, an event that''s become one of the state''s premier competitions.

Felicien adds national honor

   Fresh off her second straight NCAA 100-meter hurdles championship, Illinois'' Perdita Felicien was named the national female track athlete of the year on Tuesday by the U.S. Track and Field Coaches Association.

   Felicien, the district and regional athlete of the year, won the title with a time of 12.74 seconds after setting a meet record of 12.68 in the semifinals.

Another NCAA title sets stage for hurdler

   CHAMPAIGN  She''s been on an Olympic team. She''s won three national titles. But you still won''t find Perdita Felicien''s face on a cereal box back in her home country, Canada. At least, not yet.

   The Illinois senior, who proved her hurdling star status Saturday by winning another NCAA track title, needs to take one more step before the folks back in hockeyland show her some love: win an Olympic medal.

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.