Track and Field

Track and Field

Illinois track rolls in debut

HANOVER, N.H. – Nick Brown swept the vertical jumps, leading the Illinois men's track and field team to the title of the 38th Dartmouth Relays on Sunday.

The Illini won seven events and placed second in five while piling up 154 points – 63 more than runner-up Dartmouth – in the 12-team meet.

Sprinter selects Angel's team

CHAMPAIGN – Sprinter Marcus Duncan of Port of Spain, Trinidad, highlights the latest recruiting class for Illinois men's track and field coach Wayne Angel.

Duncan was the 2006 national junior college champion in the 100 and 200 meters.

Northwestern bounces Illini spikers

CHAMPAIGN – Illinois volleyball coach Don Hardin is getting tired of moral victories.

Hardin's team, which has battled through recent injuries, lost 30-25, 25-30, 30-26, 30-27 to Northwestern on Wednesday night.

Illini Fudge's ITA run ends

EAST LANSING, Mich. – Illinois freshman Megan Fudge ended her deep run at the ITA Midwest Regional Championships on Monday with a loss to Colleen Rielley of Notre Dame, 4-6, 6-1, 7-5 in the semifinals in East Lansing.

Fudge reached the semis after taking out Randi Schuler of Purdue, 5-7, 6-4, 6-3 in the quarterfinals, becoming the first Illini to make it past the quarters since Jennifer McGaffigan in 2003.

Illini connections in the running

LOUDON, N.H. – Kevin Harvick saw the hole in front of him, a small patch of open track between two other cars.

Driving through it would be risky, but Harvick's never shied away from taking chances. So he shoved his Chevrolet between Denny Hamlin and Jeff Burton, forcing his way to the front and running away with the win Sunday at New Hampshire International Speedway.

Ex-Illini hurdlers in top four

STUTTGART, Germany – Two former Illini women's hurdlers placed in the top four Sunday at the IAAF World Athletics Final.

Wieneke gets Hall of Fame nod

CHAMPAIGN – Former Illinois coach Gary Wieneke was among 12 coaches named this week to the U.S. Track and Field and Cross-Country Coaches Association Hall of Fame.

Wieneke and the rest of the Class of 2006 will be inducted Dec. 12 during the group's annual convention in San Antonio.

Carle's Mattoon surgery center plan to get a hearing

MATTOON – Carle Foundation Hospital's latest proposal to build an outpatient surgery center in Mattoon is headed to a state board for a hearing early next week.

And it continues to be an uphill battle for Urbana-based Carle, which already has a physician practice group in Coles County and is looking to expand its business in that area.

Another honor for Hunt

Illinois steeplechaser Cassie Hunt was named to the Division I U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association Women's All-Academic team.

Remember when? Bob Richards' Olympic Gold Medals

He's the only pole vaulter in the history of the Olympics to win two gold medals.

Fifty years later, Bob Richards still is trying to figure out how he did it.