Track and Field
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.
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.
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.
URBANA – His collegiate track career might have come to an end, but former Illini Babatunde Ridley hopes to keep running in his future.
He already has if his work this summer with the Urbana Park District is an indication.
CHAMPAIGN – You'd never know it to see Janelle Johnson now, but the Purdue senior-to-be got off on the wrong foot in the triple jump.
And we're not talking figuratively.
EDMONTON, Alberta – Perdita Felicien's shot at running in the World Championships for Canada took a spill Saturday at the Canadian Senior Track and Field Championships.
Running her specialty, the 100-meter hurdles, the Illinois standout slipped and was disqualified during her heat race.
Illini Sherman Armstrong failed to advance in the 400 hurdles at the USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Eugene, Ore., finishing sixth in his heat in 51.28.
Four current or former Illini will compete this week at national championship track and field meets that serve as qualifiers for the World Outdoor Championships. The list:
Kristie LeVanti and Nancy Ikejimba, who will run for Illinois next season, were part of a record-setting 4x400 meter realy team at the Senior All-Star Spotlight Meet at Lawrence College in Dubuque, Iowa.