Track and Field

Track and Field

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.

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.


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.

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.

Felicien fastest in semis

   For all that Perdita Felicien has accomplished during her track career  two NCAA titles, four Big Ten crowns, competing in the 2000 Olympics  the Illinois senior couldn''t call herself the fastest outdoor hurdler in league history.

   Until Thursday, that is.

Dynamic Illinois jumper takes act to national meet

   CHAMPAIGN  It was the longest 90 seconds of Charles Burton''s life.

   Following his sixth and final attempt in the triple jump at the NCAA Mideast Regional, the Illinois senior was forced to wait  and wait  and wait  for the official distance to be posted.

Angel maps out plan to rejuvenate UI track

   CHAMPAIGN  Wayne Angel can understand why others would focus on the fact he''s the first of a kind at Illinois.


Track and field talent added

The UItrack and field staff announced the signings of two prep standouts for the 2003-04 season.

Winnebago's Mike Kelley and Morton's Trent Hoerr signed national letters of intents to attend the university in the fall.

Former Illini excited to tackle track challenge

CHAMPAIGN – Wayne Angel is returning to his alma mater to succeed his former coach.

The 1982 Illinois graduate today was named Illini men's track and field coach. Angel also will serve as the men's cross-country coach. He follows Gary Wieneke, who is retiring after 36 years at Illinois, the last 28 as head track coach.