Track and Field
LAWRENCE, Kan. – Jon Houseworth's first chance to compete at the Kansas Relays was a memorable one.
The Illinois senior won the men's 3,000 steeplechase Friday in the 80th edition of the prestigious event.
CHAMPAIGN – Eric DiSilvestro didn't have high hopes for Sunday's Illinois Invitational at the UI Track and Soccer Complex.
Competing in his last home track meet, the senior pole vaulter, who once finished second at the Big Ten Indoor Championships and dreamt of competing at this year's NCAA Championships, would be happy if he could vault at all.
CHARLESTON –Jon Houseworth won the 1,500-meter run Saturday at the EIU Big Blue Classic in 4 minutes, 1.95 seconds.
Houseworth, a senior from Carlock, outpaced the next- fastest competitor by three seconds. Freshman Tim Entwistle, a Buffalo Grove native, was fourth for the Illini.
URBANA – It took just an hour for Friday's cold weather conditions to force cancellation of the Illini Spring Classic women's golf tournament.
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. – Senior Cara Pomeroy led the Illinois women's gymnastics team to its highest Big Ten Championships finish in 17 years Saturday by winning the uneven bars.
The No. 21 Illini placed third with 195.250 points, trailing champion Michigan and Penn State. It was Illinois' highest finish in the league meet since winning the 1990 Big Ten title.
CARBONDALE – Four Illini took titles as Illinois placed second at the 12-team Southern Illinois Spring Classic on Saturday.
Anthony Young topped his career best in the 400 hurdles by one-hundreth of a second with a first-place time of 51.94 seconds.
BATON ROUGE, La. – The Illinois men's tennis team's trip to Louisiana includes hosting a free clinic for the local youth of New Orleans on Friday. Here's hoping that bit of goodwill cheers the team up after the sixth-ranked Illini dropped a 4-3 decision to No. 10 LSU.
"Very disappointing to lose today," UI coach Brad Dancer said Tuesday. "The score is not indicative of the effort the guys gave. I thought they fought hard. It just seems we made some mistakes that have cost us matches before."