Track and Field

Track and Field

Lloyd takes flying leap in return to action

   CHAMPAIGN  It''s the crack of the bat on the diamond. The swoosh of the net on the hardwood. The jarring of a helmet on the gridiron.

   Any athlete who has returned from injury will tell you those are the sounds of a comeback complete. For Brandon Lloyd, who made his return to the Illinois track and field team Saturday, it was the thud of his back whacking the high-jump bar.

Illini''s Felicien honored

   Illini hurdler Perdita Felicien earned Big Ten Track and Field Female Athlete of the Week honors Tuesday.

Felicien, Illini show they belong with best

   CHAMPAIGN  The Illinois Invitational on Jan. 12 was a dip in the pool for Gary Winckler''s women''s track and field team, as Illinois whipped the competition while resting a number of athletes.

   Comparatively speaking, Saturday''s Illinois Women''s Invitational was a dive into Lake Michigan.

Moorman takes award

   UI sprinter Anthony Moorman earned the Big Ten Track and Field Male Athlete of the Week honor, the conference announced Tuesday.

UI throwers hit targets

CHAMPAIGN – Three Illinois throwers provisionally qualified for the NCAA Indoor Championships as the Illini men and women won team titles Saturday in their invitational meet at the UI Armory.

Buford-Bailey wins

Former Illinois standout Tonja Buford-Bailey won the 400-meter hurdles Sunday at the IAAF Gateshead (England) track and field meet.

Kallur, Felicien advance

Illini Susanna Kallur, competing for Sweden, and Perdita Felicien, competing for Canada, qualified Thursday for the next round of the 100-meter hurdles at the World Championships in Edmonton, Alberta.

Ex-Illini move on

Former Illini Yvonne Harrison and Tonja Buford-Bailey advanced to the second round of the 400-meter hurdles Sunday at the World Championships in Edmonton, Alberta.

Illini enjoying homefield advantage

EDMONTON, Alberta – Chances are Cathy Moe's voice won't reach her daughter's ears. Not with the sounds of 45,000 excitable track and field fans filling the air at a festive Commonwealth Stadium.

But that's OK with Perdita Felicien. It will be enough for Illinois' world-class hurdler to know she can see her mother.

Hurdler Felicien wins

Illinois women's hurdler Perdita Felicien won a gold medal Friday in the Francophonie Games in Ottawa, Ontario. The junior-to-be finished first in the 100-meter hurdles finals in 12.92 seconds, 0.10 ahead of runner-up Patricia Buval of France.