Track and Field
CHAMPAIGN – Gia Lewis considers herself a smart person.
After all, she was a triple major at Illinois (political science, economics, Spanish) and won a Big Ten student-athlete award.
Kevin Sullivan was named a volunteer assistant coach for the Illinois women''s track and field and cross-country teams.
Sullivan, a Brantford, Ontario, native, was a 2000 Olympian, a four-time NCAA champion and a 12-time Big Ten champion.
Four Illini earned All-America honors at Saturday''s NCAA Track and Field Championships in Austin, Texas.
Adrian Walker was seventh in the 400-meter hurdles, finishing in 50.42 seconds. Teammate Abe Reed-Jones was eighth in 50.56.
AUSTIN, Texas – Illinois super sophomore 400-meter hurdlers Abe Reed-Jones and Adrian Walker continued their stellar seasons at the NCAA Track and Field Championships on Friday night.
Reed-Jones finished third in the first heat in 50.00 seconds, and Walker finished second in the third heat in 50.28 seconds as both qualified for today''s event finals.
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.