Track and Field

Track and Field

Houseworth captures crown at Eastern

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.

Weather cancels women's golf tournament

URBANA – It took just an hour for Friday's cold weather conditions to force cancellation of the Illini Spring Classic women's golf tournament.

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Coach 'speechless' after finish at Big Ten gymnastics meet

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.

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Career mark by Young paces Illini

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.

Illini tennis falls on road

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."

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Masheto breaks record, earns All-America status

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Sophomore Lesiba Masheto finished fifth in the 400-meter dash on Saturday with a school-record time of 46.14 seconds at the NCAA Indoor Championships.

The finish gave him All-America status, and the time broke the school record previously held by Abe Jones (46.18 in 2006).

UI's Mensah captures All-America honors

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Illinois senior Yvonne Mensah earned sixth place in the long jump at the NCAA Indoor Championships, going 20 feet, 6 1/4 inches to claim All-America honors Friday.

"I thought everyone really competed and did well today," UI women's coach Gary Winckler said.