Track and Field

Track and Field

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Ex-Illini breaks world record

KARLSRUHE, Germany – Susanna Kallur, a former Illini, broke the 18-year-old world record in the women's 60-meter indoor hurdles Sunday, finishing in 7.68 seconds to lower the mark by 0.01 second at the Karlsruhe International.

More honors for Masheto

NEW YORK – A day after setting the NCAA mark in the 500-meter run, Illinois' Gakologelwang Masheto was named Male Athlete of the Meet at the New Balance Collegiate Invitational on Saturday.

On the track Saturday, the Illini got solid performances from the 3,200 relay team, which took fifth, Dominique Worsley (ninth in 200), Nick Brown (ninth in triple jump) and Trent Hoerr (10th in 3,000).

Masheto sets standard in 500 meters

NEW YORK – Illinois' Gakologelwang Masheto broke a 21-year-old collegiate indoor record, winning the 500 meters in 1 minute, 0.82 second Friday at the New Balance Invitational.

Texas' Tevan Everett was second in 1:02.19. The previous record was 1:00.84, set by Navy's Michael Greene in 1987.

Clapp, Shirley pace swimmers

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Bismarck-Henning product Marissa Clapp was fourth in the 400 individual medley to lead Illinois at Saturday's Big Ten Duals at Purdue.

Masheto gets up to speed

LINCOLN, Neb. – Junior Lesiba Masheto became the first Illini men's track & field athlete of the season to provisionally qualify for the NCAA Indoor Championships on Friday, leading the way for the Illini during the first day of competition at the Frank Sevigne Husker Invitational.

Masheto ran the meet's top time in the 400-meter preliminaries, finishing in 47.13 seconds.

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Worsley sets pace, Illini follow

CHAMPAIGN – Sophomore sprinter Dominique Worsley won the 60 and 200 meters as the Illinois men's track team dominated the Carle/Health Alliance Classic on Saturday at the UI Armory.

Worsley took the 60 in 6.78 seconds, his fastest time of the season.

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Pintaro hits personal best

CHAMPAIGN – Senior Amanda Pintaro set an indoor personal best in winning the pole vault Saturday, clearing 12 feet, 71/2 inches, and the Illinois women's track and field team won the Illinois Invitational at the UI Armory.

The 25th-ranked Illini (122 points) defeated Miami (120.5), No. 11 Texas (119) and No. 14 UCLA (110.5) to claim the meet title.