Track and Field

Track and Field

Illinois track recruit Meyer keeps busy plotting her future course

CAMARGO – So you've seen Jordana Meyer at a high school track meet and marveled at her versatility.

That's nothing. You should see what she can do away from her favorite sport.

UI track stays course: Lincoln-Way standout,Indiana state championamong latest signees

Jason Van Swol planned to use his official visit to the University of Illinois as a kind of test run.

It would be good preparation, he thought, for what to look for and ask about on future visits to track powerhouses Arkansas and Tennessee.

Harrison following in footsteps of UI standout hurdlers

CHAMPAIGN  When Yvonne Harrison''s track career took an unexpected detour, she decided to follow in some formidable footsteps.

Three years later, the University of Illinois senior is on course to take her place with hurdles greats Tonja Buford-Bailey and Tonya Williams.

True, Lamb two much at big meet

Illinois juniors Bobby True and Cortney Lamb highlighted a banner day for the University of Illinois men's track team Saturday at the Drake Relays in Des Moines, Iowa.

Illinois nabs versatility

CHAMPAIGN – Villa Grove's Jordana Meyer isn't the only multi-event standout heading to the University of Illinois next school year.

Coach Gary Winckler announced Thursday that two other versatile recruits have signed letters of intent with his Illini women's track and field program.

Illini men's track team lands state champions

State high school champions from Kentucky and Michigan have signed national letters of intent with the University of Illinois men's track and field program.

Illinois 4x400 relay team continues winning tradition

CHAMPAIGN – Everyone but the shot putters, it seems, wants in on Illinois' 4x400-meter relay team these days.

Not long ago, sophomore sprinter Tunde Ridley was bending the ear of Illini assistant coach Willie Williams about getting in on the action.

Villa Grove runner to join Illini

VILLA GROVE – When Jordana Meyer was being recruited by Illinois, there was no need to acquaint the versatile track and field athlete with the Armory.

Jan Meyer had introduced his daughter to UI's indoor track facility long ago.

UI's Harrison, Grant victorious

Illinois' Yvonne Harrison won the 400-meter hurdles in 58.38 seconds and teammate Stacy Grant won the high jump with an NCAA provisional-qualifying leap of 5 feet, 11 1/2 inches Friday at the Raleigh (N.C.)

Silver for UI relay

   INDIANAPOLIS  The Illinois men''s 4 x 400 relay team took second in the NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships on Saturday as the Illini finished 17th overall.