Track and Field
I am the greatest high jumper in the the history of Illini men's track and field. I hold school records both outdoors (7 feet, 3 inches) and indoors (7-3). I'm the last Illini to win a Big Ten title in the event, capturing the league indoor crown in 1981. My highest NCAA finish was fifth at the 1979 outdoor meet. A graduate of Sycamore High, I hold the IHSA state meet Class AA record of 7-3, set in the 1977 finals.
I was one of Illinois men's track and field's greats in the 800 meters. I hold the school indoor record with a time of 1 minute, 46.96 seconds, set in 1999. I was a four-time All-American in the 800, placing as high as third indoors and as high as fourth outdoors in NCAA meets. I also was a four-time Big Ten champion in the event, including three straight outdoor titles beginning in 1997.
I won 20 Big Ten titles in women's track and field between 1993 and '96, but the highlight of my career was winning back-to-back NCAA outdoor titles in the 400-meter hurdles. In all, I earned 14 All-America honors.
I was a five-time All-American for the women's track and field team in the mid-1990s. All honors came in the high jump, my highlight being a tie for fourth at the 1996 NCAA indoors meet. I also share a last name with a high-profile current Illini coach.
I was a two-time Big Ten champion for the Illini men's track and field team. In 1980 and 1982, I won the league's indoor 800 meters. I rank among the top six on the all-time UI charts in three events: the indoor 3,000 (fourth); the indoor mile (fifth) and the outdoor 1,500 (sixth).
A multi-sport star at Centennial in the mid-1990s, I played two sports at Illinois, beginning as a basketball walk-on. But I eventually became best known for my accomplishments in the throwing events for the Illini women's track and field team.
I'm one of the best middle distance runners in UI women's track history. I twice earned All-America honors, both times indoors, once in the 800 and nce in the mile. In 1999, I established two of the top four performances in UI history in the indoor 600.
I am one of Illinois track and field's all-time greats in the throwing events. I own the school discus record with a toss of 192 feet, 6 inches, set in 1984. That's more than 3 feet longer than the next-closest Illini. I also rank second to my brother on the all-time UI charts in the outdoor and indoor shot put. I was the Big Ten champion in the indoor shot put in 1984, extending a streak of Illini champions in the event to five in a row.
I own Illinois' school records in the 1,500 and the 3,000 meters in women's track, establishing both in 1984. My best finish in NCAA competition was a pair of eighths.
COLUMBUS, Ohio – Illinois junior Barbie Viney won the 100-yard freestyle Saturday to earn her first Big Ten title.
The top seed, Viney edged last year's runner-up, Northwestern's Andrea Hupman, in 49.12 seconds. Earlier in the day, Viney secured a spot in the NCAA Championships with an 'A' qualifying time of 49.06 in the prelims.