Track and Field

Track and Field

Hunt wants to cap collegiate career with crowns

INDIANAPOLIS – After months of dietary self-denial, no menu item was off limits to Cassie Hunt.

A "greasy" cheeseburger. A chocolate milkshake. Frozen custard. All were on the Illinois All-American's food tray Saturday at the Culver's restaurant on Kentucky Avenue. And all were hungrily consumed after Hunt's marathon-like track season finally ended at the USA Outdoor Championships.

Phelps ready to go distance for coach

CHAMPAIGN – Illinois men's track and field coach Wayne Angel on Tuesday announced the addition of nine recruits, including Monticello middle-distance standout Scott Phelps.

Including four other recruits signed last fall, the incoming class won a combined 10 individual state titles during their high school careers.

Hunt takes 10th in national meet

INDIANAPOLIS – Illinois' Cassie Hunt finished 10th in the 3,000-meter steeplechase final at the USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships on Saturday.

Hunt finished in 10 minutes, 16.54 seconds, about 19 seconds behind winner Lisa Galaviz, who edged Kristin Anderson.

Hunt still in chase

INDIANAPOLIS – Illinois junior Cassie Hunt is continuing her strong run on a national stage.

Hunt, who finished second in the 3,000-meter steeplechase at the NCAA Championships, finished fifth in her heat Thursday at the U.S. Track and Field Championships and qualified for Saturday's final.

Trio of Illini headed to USA Championships

CHAMPAIGN – Three Illinois track and field athletes will travel to Indianapolis this week to compete in the USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships.

Abe Jones ranks as the sixth-best collegiate athlete in the 400-meter hurdles.

Robinson posts strong run

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Camile Robinson recorded a personal best in the 400-meter hurdles Friday to reach the final, and she didn't disappoint Saturday. The Illini junior proved she belongs with the nation's elite hurdlers, finishing sixth in 57.82 seconds at the NCAA Track and Field Championships to cap a stellar outdoor season.

"Camile ran a solid race," women's coach Gary Winckler said. "She came out a little too fast, just as the entire field did, but managed to keep composure and had a decent showing."

Hunt second at NCAAs

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Illini junior Cassie Hunt took second place in the 3,000-meter steeplechase Friday at the NCAA Track and Field Championships.

Hunt, who learned of her grandmother's death a few hours before the race, finished with an Illinois-record time of 9 minutes, 55.75 seconds.

Time for UI hurdler to shine

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – It's prime time in collegiate track this week. Which means it's time to keep an especially keen eye on Camile Robinson.

Big track meets always have brought out the best in the Illinois junior. It's a pattern Robinson appears primed to continue when she competes in the NCAA Outdoor Championships for the third straight year.

U of I Trustees OK preliminary budget for '07

The University of Illinois expects to spend more money next year on increasing financial aid for students, boosting salaries for faculty and staff and repairing old buildings.

Not to mention, the university will also fork out more money to cover rising energy and insurance costs.

Robinson leaps to Big Ten title

EAST LANSING, Mich. – Illinois' Camile Robinson won the 400-meter hurdles Sunday on the final day of the Big Ten Track and Field Championships.

Robinson's victory in 57.79 seconds was the second Big Ten individual title of her career. She also placed third in the 100 hurdles and helped both Illini relay squads (400, 1,600) to second-place finishes.