Track and Field

Track and Field

Competition in practice helps Illini''s Felicien gain step on rival

EUGENE, Ore. – She's competed against the world's best in the Olympics. Won a Canadian national title. Run a series of world-best times this year.

But there was one hurdle that Perdita Felicien just couldn't seem to clear. On the U.S. collegiate stage, Illinois' sensational sophomore always played second fiddle to Ohio State's maestro of the hurdles, Donica Merriman.

Illini sweep track honors

Illinois hurdles swept the women's honors Wednesday as the Big Ten announced the winners of the outdoor track and field awards.

Illini track goes with what''s best

   BLOOMINGTON, Ind.  More than hurdlers and half-milers are required to field a track team.

   For the moment, that''s about all Illinois has. So the Illini used the stage of the Big Ten Track and Field Championships to showcase their marquee talent.

Felicien feat a broken record

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Each race she enters, Perdita Felicien seems to set a record.

The Illinois sophomore's spring to remember continued Saturday at the Big Ten track and field meet at Indiana. Qualifying first in the 100-meter hurdles, she finished in 12.75 seconds, breaking her own mark for fastest time in the world this year.

Hilgers hits heights

Freshman Angela Hilgers finished in a tie for eighth in the pole vault Friday at the Big Ten Outdoor Track & Field Championships in Bloomington, Ind.

Armstrong shows faith in comeback

CHAMPAIGN – The tattoo on Sherman Armstrong's left arm shows a hurdler clearing an obstacle. On his right arm, there is an image of praying hands above the Bible verse Philippians 4:13.

" 'I can do all things through Christ, who strengthens me,' " said Armstrong, quoting the Bible. "That's my motivation."

World record for Illini relay

DES MOINES, Iowa – Illinois women's track and field coach Gary Winckler knew his shuttle hurdle relay team had world-record potential.

On Saturday at the Drake Relays, the Illini realized it.

Illini breaks record

DES MOINES, Iowa – The finals in the 100-meter hurdles aren't until today, but Perdita Felicien had reason to celebrate at Friday's Drake Relays.

The Illinois sophomore broke a meet record with a qualifying run of 12.92 seconds, the fastest time in the world this year.

Coming to America no big hurdle for Swedish twins

CHAMPAIGN – The Swedish media apparently isn't shy about dipping deep into its pockets.

At least when it comes to covering the overseas exploits of two of the country's brightest track and field prospects.

UI's Felicien takes second

Illinois freshman Perdita Felicien finished second Friday night in the 60-meter hurdles finals at the NCAA Indoor Track & Field Championships in Fayetteville, Ark.