Track and Field

Track and Field

UI sprinter blazes to NCAA record, national crown

   FAYETTEVILLE, Ark.  In the history of the NCAA women''s 60-meter indoor hurdles, no one had run faster than Indiana''s Danielle Carruthers.

   Until Friday night.

Illini sprinter sows signs of greatness

   CHAMPAIGN  Anthony Moorman jokingly tried to convince his coach it was a waste of effort.

   Turns out the Illinois sprinter was right.

Lewis has plans to go out on top

   CHAMPAIGN  The Illinois women''s track and field team is approaching the conclusion of its indoor season. And as Gia Lewis closes in on the end of her college career, the senior thrower hopes to sprint to the finish line.

   The end is definitely in sight, said Lewis, who will compete at this weekend''s Big Ten Indoor Championships in State College, Pa., and at the NCAA Indoor Championships on March 8-9 at Fayetteville, Ark. It''s been a long road from where I first started.

Felicien shares award

   Illinois'' Perdita Felicien earned Big Ten Track and Field Female Athlete of the Week honors for the second consecutive week Tuesday.

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.