Track and Field
SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Illini junior Cassie Hunt took second place in the 3,000-meter steeplechase Friday at the NCAA Track and Field Championships.
Hunt, who learned of her grandmother's death a few hours before the race, finished with an Illinois-record time of 9 minutes, 55.75 seconds.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. – It's prime time in collegiate track this week. Which means it's time to keep an especially keen eye on Camile Robinson.
Big track meets always have brought out the best in the Illinois junior. It's a pattern Robinson appears primed to continue when she competes in the NCAA Outdoor Championships for the third straight year.
The University of Illinois expects to spend more money next year on increasing financial aid for students, boosting salaries for faculty and staff and repairing old buildings.
Not to mention, the university will also fork out more money to cover rising energy and insurance costs.
EAST LANSING, Mich. – Illinois' Camile Robinson won the 400-meter hurdles Sunday on the final day of the Big Ten Track and Field Championships.
Robinson's victory in 57.79 seconds was the second Big Ten individual title of her career. She also placed third in the 100 hurdles and helped both Illini relay squads (400, 1,600) to second-place finishes.
EAST LANSING, Mich. – Illinois pole vaulter Ashley Hanshaw wasn't going to let the weather get her down Friday at the Big Ten Championship meet.
Hanshaw overcame the wind and rain at Michigan State's campus to finish second in the event, clearing 11 feet, 11 inches.
The University of Illinois Board of Trustees on Thursday advanced several building and renovation projects.
In addition to official approval of the $116 million Memorial Stadium project, trustees reviewed designs for student residence and dining halls and awarded construction bids to relocate the poultry research buildings and to remodel Everitt Laboratory.
News-Gazette staff writer Jeff Huth offers three storylines to watch as the Big Ten Outdoor Track and Field Championships unfold Friday through Sunday at East Lansing, Mich.
CHAMPAIGN – Coincidence or not, Big Ten titles come in pairs for Illinois' greatest 400-meter hurdlers.
From Mark Koster (1970-71) to Ben Beyers (1994-95) to Sherman Armstrong (1999-2000), Illini conference champions in the event don't stop at one crown.
A six-time Big Ten champion, I earned five All-America honors, all in the shot put in the late 1990s. My best NCAA finish came in '96, when I finished sixth outdoors and sixth indoors. I own both school records.
CHAMPAIGN – Dominique Worsley, an Illini freshman from New Hampshire, must be an outstanding sprinter.
He inaugurated his collegiate career by winning the 60- and 200-meter dashes Jan. 7 in the Hoosier Open. He took second in those events in the Big Ten Indoor, as coach Wayne Angel's improved Illini missed second place by a point. And most recently Worsley was named Big Ten Co-Athlete of the Week after capturing the 100 and 200 in Waco, Texas.