Track and Field
Jenny Adams of Champaign, who trains under Illini women''s track coach Gary Winckler, finished fifth in the 100-meter hurdles in 12.74. Earlier Sunday, Adams ran the fourth-fastest time (12.77) in the semifinals.
Former Illini Scot Hollonbeck placed second in the men''s wheelchair 1,500-meter exhibition race, 0.38 second behind Tyler Byers of Tucson, Ariz. Hollonbeck was clocked in 3:14.93 and led a 2-3-4 UI finish. Ex-Illini Adam Bleakney was third in 3:15.20, and Illinois sophomore Josh George was next in 3:15.22.
When Bob Barker told an audience member to "come on down," Cathy Moe''s ears perked up.
This next contestant on television''s venerable game show "The Price is Right" had a name that instantly resonated with the mother-to-be:
They''ve already proven each belongs among the best intermediate hurdlers in the collegiate ranks.
Now Adrian Walker and Abe Reed-Jones are eager to show they''re equally in step with the hurdling elite of an entire nation.
CHAMPAIGN – Gia Lewis considers herself a smart person.
After all, she was a triple major at Illinois (political science, economics, Spanish) and won a Big Ten student-athlete award.
Kevin Sullivan was named a volunteer assistant coach for the Illinois women''s track and field and cross-country teams.
Sullivan, a Brantford, Ontario, native, was a 2000 Olympian, a four-time NCAA champion and a 12-time Big Ten champion.
Four Illini earned All-America honors at Saturday''s NCAA Track and Field Championships in Austin, Texas.
Adrian Walker was seventh in the 400-meter hurdles, finishing in 50.42 seconds. Teammate Abe Reed-Jones was eighth in 50.56.
AUSTIN, Texas – Illinois super sophomore 400-meter hurdlers Abe Reed-Jones and Adrian Walker continued their stellar seasons at the NCAA Track and Field Championships on Friday night.
Reed-Jones finished third in the first heat in 50.00 seconds, and Walker finished second in the third heat in 50.28 seconds as both qualified for today''s event finals.
AUSTIN, Texas – The wait was worth it for Illinois'' Carlene Robinson.
Robinson competed in the 800-meter preliminaries Thursday after rain postponed nearly all the events Wednesday at the NCAA Track and Field Championships.
CHAMPAIGN – They''ve finished 1-2 in Big Ten and NCAA regional meets this spring.
Now, Illinois hurdlers Adrian Walker and Abe Reed-Jones will put their togetherness to the ultimate collegiate test at the NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships.