Track and Field

Track and Field

Fri, July 4: Wieneke reception set for Sept. 5

A reception to honor Gary Wieneke for his 30 years of coaching at the University of Illinois will be Sept. 5 at the Chancellor Hotel and Convention Center. Wieneke has been the Illini's cross-country head coach since 1967 and has served as track and field head coach since 1975.

Sun, June 22: Record run beats UI recruit

It took the second-fastest 100-meter time ever run by a high school girl to beat Illinois recruit Aleisha Latimer on Saturday night at the U.S. Junior Track and Field Championships in Edwardsville.

Mon, June 23: Illini earns spot on U.S. team

   EDWARDSVILLE  Injury and ineligibility had made this a painful freshman year for Candace Nicholson at the University of Illinois.

   She had one race to soothe the hurt: Sunday''s 800-meter final at the U.S. Junior Track and Field Championships.

Sun, June 8: Kelley places 7th in 100 finals

   University of Illinois sprinter Benita Kelley advanced Friday to the finals of the women''s 100 meters at the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Bloomington, Ind.

Wed, June 4: For Green, a change of race

   BLOOMINGTON, Ind.  Truth be told, Dorian Green never has been all that crazy about running the 400 meters.

   "It hurts," the University of Illinois sprinter said.

Mon, May 26: Long-awaited duel a delight

   CHAMPAIGN  It''s the duel that''s been years in the making: Reggie Torian vs. Tony Simmons.

   On Sunday, it finally came off. And more than lived up to its billing.

Mon, May 26: UI women''s streak no hurdle

   CHAMPAIGN  It''s becoming a staple of spring, right up there with tornado warnings, Michael and bad Chicago baseball.

   The Big Ten''s 400-meter women''s hurdling champ is going to be decked out in something orange and blue.

Mon, May 26: Badgers'' Butler did it

   CHAMPAIGN  Fine job, Illinois.

   That''s the word from the Wisconsin women, who thoroughly enjoyed their weekend stay in Champaign-Urbana as track and field guests of the UI.

Mon, May 26: Illini men Truly golden

   CHAMPAIGN  Bobby True was smoldering mad. And Bobby True''s track coach hadn''t the slightest idea why.

Sun, May 25: No rest for the hungry

   CHAMPAIGN  When her day was finally done, Tonia Longe felt like a boxer who''d gone 15 rounds, a marathon runner at the finish line or a swimmer emerging from the English Channel.

   Pooped.