Track and Field

Track and Field

Illini gang up for finals

EUGENE, Ore. – It's no surprise that a UI hurdler will enter today's 100-meter final as the event's top qualifier at the NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships.

Illinois off and running in NCAA hurdles prelim

EUGENE, Ore. – Illinois' trio of 100 meter hurdlers has taken its first step.

Susanna Kallur, Perdita Felicien and Jenny Kallur all qualified Thursday in the preliminaries of the 100 hurdles at the NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships at the University of Oregon's Hayward Field.

National honors for UI's Lewis

Illinois senior Gia Lewis capped her outdoor career Wednesday by earning All-American honors at the NCAA Track and Field Championships in Eugene, Ore.

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.