Track and Field

Track and Field

Who's that Illini?

I won 14 individual and relay Big Ten titles for the women's track team from 1986-90. Most of my success came as part of the 400-meter and 1,600-meter relay teams, but I also captured individual crowns in the 400 three times.

Glavash granted release

CHAMPAIGN – Illinois track and field All-American Zach Glavash plans to transfer to another school after the fall semester.

The two-time Big Ten champion re-quested a release from his scholarship in September. That request was granted and Glavash is expected to enroll at Texas Tech for the spring semester.

Who's that Illini?

I won 11 Big Ten titles in women's track and field in my career, which concluded in 1989. My highlight was the 1989 Big Ten outdoor meet in Indianapolis. I earned four titles: triple jump, long jump, 110-meter hurdles and 400-meter relay. I won two other outdoor titles in the hurdles, and I finished ninth in the 1989 NCAA outdoor meet.

Who's that Illini?

I was a four-time Big Ten champion in the men's pole vault, capturing the indoor crowns from 1985-87 and winning the outdoor title in 1986. Only 1952 Olympic silver medalist Don Laz won more Big Ten titles (five) in the event in UI history. I also was a three-time NCAA runner-up in the pole vault: in 1986 and '87 indoors and 1987 outdoors. I rank second on the all-time UI list in the indoor pole vault with a height of 18 feet, 2 inches. I currently am the men's and women's head track and field coach at Lindenwood University in St. Charles, Mo.

Who's that Illini?

I was a member of nine Big Ten title-winning sprint relays in women's track. Starting in 1986 and finishing in 1989, I competed on 400-meter and 1,600-meter relays that were among the nation's best. My most famous teammate in the 1,600 relay was Celena Mondie-Milner.

Who's that Illini?

I'm one of the best sprinters in UI women's track history. I won four Big Ten titles, including the 1999 100-meter dash. I'm fifth on the list of top performers in that event, resting behind Aspen Burkett, Benita Kelley, Celena Mondie-Milner and Kerry-Ann Richards.

Who's that Illini?

I won six Big Ten titles from 1995 to '98. All six came in the shot put, an event in which I hold the UI's top five performance outdoors and the top five indoors. My best NCAA finish was sixth at the 1996 outdoor meet.

Who's that Illini?

I was a 1974 charter member of the Track and Field Hall of Fame. Of my manyfeats in the sport, perhaps the most notable came at the 1924 Olympics. That year I became the only athlete in history to win the decathlon and an individual event in the same Games. In the process, I set a world record in the decathlon and an Olympic record in the high jump. I returned to the Olympics in 1928, earning silver in the high jump. From 1920 to '22, I helped the Illini win every Big Ten indoor and outdoor team title. The 1922 NCAA co-champion in the high jump, I went on to win many AAU national titles.

Who's that Illini?

I was an eight-time All-American for the Illinois women's track and field team. Competing from 1994 to '98, I finished in the top 10 in four events. Twice I finished third at an NCAA meet, both times in the 400-meter relay. My best finish in the 200 was a fifth at the 1995 NCAA outdoor meet.

Who's that Illini?

I lettered for the UI women's track team from 1983 to '86, twice competing at the NCAA indoors meet. In 1986, I finished seventh in the mile run. I also ran cross-country, earning All-Big Ten honors in 1984.

Kelly McNee