Track and Field

Track and Field

U.S. Olympic trials showcase many Illini

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.

She''s got name

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:

UI hurdlers taking next step

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.

Olympic hopeful from Champaign has made up for lost time

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.

Sullivan joins programs

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.

Illinois quartet leads All-America parade

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.

Illini hurdlers together again

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.

UI''s Robinson, Hunt hope more''s in store

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.

Jumping for joy

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.

Bill receives academic honor

Jason Bill of Illinois was named Thursday to the CoSida Academic All-District V University Division Men''s Track & Field/Cross-Country first team.