Track and Field
I am the only athlete in Illinois men's track and field history to break the 7,000-point plateau in the decathlon. In fact, no other Illini has scored more than 6,709 in this 10-event test of versatility. My school record of 7,073 points was set in 1995 while placing third in the Big Ten meet.
I'm arguably the best high jumper in UI women's track and field history. I earned seven All-America honors between 1996 and '99, topped by a fourth-place finish at the 1998 NCAA indoor meet. I still own the school record.
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Illinois sophomore Pierre Bush earned first place in the 100 meters Saturday at Purdue's Poehlein Invitational, clocking 11.10 seconds.
Paul Johnson and Scott Puhse claimed third and fourth, respectively, in the 400.
I'm a three-time women's track and field All-American. The highlight came in 1994, when I finished fourth in the heptathlon at the NCAA outdoor meet. My best event was the high jump, where I earned a tie for fifth at the 1995 NCAA indoors meet.
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.