Track and Field
AUSTIN, Texas – The wait was worth it for Illinois'' Carlene Robinson.
Robinson competed in the 800-meter preliminaries Thursday after rain postponed nearly all the events Wednesday at the NCAA Track and Field Championships.
CHAMPAIGN – They''ve finished 1-2 in Big Ten and NCAA regional meets this spring.
Now, Illinois hurdlers Adrian Walker and Abe Reed-Jones will put their togetherness to the ultimate collegiate test at the NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships.
Jason Bill of Illinois was named Thursday to the CoSida Academic All-District V University Division Men''s Track & Field/Cross-Country first team.
No hurdles could stand in Illinois'' way Saturday at the NCAA Mideast Track and Field Regional.
The Illini''s Adrian Walker and Abe Reed-Jones finished first and second, respectively, in the 400-meter hurdles final Saturday in Baton Rouge, La. Walker, who finished second to Jones in Friday''s preliminaries, clocked a 50.01 Saturday. Jones clocked a 50.66.
CHAMPAIGN – In one fell swoop last winter, Camile and Carlene Robinson made their initial acquaintance with snow, winter coats and indoor track.
The Illinois freshmen figure they''ll eventually warm to the latter. The first two? The response from these lifelong residents of sun-drenched Jamaica, as you might expect, remains strictly cold shoulder.
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – If you think this year''s presidential election will be close, consider how tough it will be for voters choosing freshman of the year in women''s Big Ten track and field.
One candidate is Illinois'' Camile Robinson, who won the 400-meter hurdles Sunday at the league outdoor championships.
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Illinois will try to finish today what it started. That''s what Cassie Hunt did Saturday.
Hunt, who was running for both victory and a record, achieved neither at the Big Ten Track and Field Championships. But after stumbling and falling at the final water jump, she gathered herself and ran to third in the 3,000-meter steeplechase.
CHAMPAIGN – At 5-foot-8, Andre English almost always is looking up at his rivals.
That''s no big deal to the Illinois hurdler, who these days almost always ends up looking back at those same guys at the finish line.
DES MOINES, Iowa – World champion Perdita Felicien opened her outdoor season with an easy win the women''s 100-meter hurdles at Saturday''s Drake Relays.
In her first race since winning the world indoor title in the 60 hurdles, the former Illini won in 13 seconds and beat runner-up Priscilla Lopes by 10 meters.
CHAMPAIGN – They might be freshmen, but they sure aren''t acting their age.
Two weeks into their first collegiate outdoor track season, it''s clear Yvonne Mensah, Cassie Hunt and twin sisters Camille and Carlene Robinson are ahead of the curve.