Eleni travels to Minneapolis for the outdoor Big Ten tournament

Minneapolis, Minnesota. – Illinois’ men’s and women’s track and field teams are scheduled to compete in the 2022 Big Ten Outdoor Championships, hosted by the State of Minnesota at the University of Minnesota’s Track and Field Arena from Friday through Sunday (May 13-15).

Besides Fighting Illini, they will be joined by the Big Ten including Indiana, Iowa, Maryland, Michigan, Michigan State, Minnesota, Nebraska, Ohio State, Penn State, Purdue, Rutgers and Wisconsin.

The competition kicks off on Friday with the 100m hurdles in the decathlon at 12pm Cairo time, and Saturday’s events also start with the decathlon, with the 110m hurdles at 10am GMT. The action begins Sunday at 11 a.m. PT with the men’s pole vault, javelin throw and women’s triple jump.

Follow the procedure
Live scores will be available through PrimeTime Timing Here and Illini fans can follow the action Tweet embed on Twitter. All aspects of the tournaments will be broadcast or televised via the Big Ten Network or B1G+ (subscription required).

Last time in the outdoor Big Ten tournament
Last season, Illinois hosted the tournaments at Demerjian Park for the first time since 2008. The Illinois men finished the 2021 Big Ten outdoor tournament in eighth place with 58 points, their highest finish since 2017, while the women’s afternoon finished in 11th With 31 points, the highest level since 2015.

Illini’s first gold of the weekend came from the previous lead Jonathan Wells, who took first place in the men’s high jump and long jump. Wells cleared 7-2.5 feet (2.20 m) in an intense vertical jump, after his opponent was unable to match. Wales then won the men’s long jump with a jump of 25-2.5 feet (7.68 m).

John Davis She then started the tournament Sunday with a victory in the men’s 1500m. His 3:51.55 time led the group and earned ten crucial points for the men’s team. Olivia Howell She immediately followed with a record performance of her own, winning the women’s 1500m in 4:12.86. This sign is the New Illinois Program Register and identifies Howell’s public relations.

To conclude the Illini Quartet meeting Robert WilliamsAnd Jason ThurmoAnd Aman Thornton And Detective King They came home with the gold medal in the men’s 4x400m relay, with a mark of 3:06.26 being the team’s fastest relay time of the year.

last time
The Illinois men’s and women’s track team opened the competition at Drake Relays Friday (April 29) at Drake Stadium, featuring the junior team. Olivia Howell Winning the women’s 1500m with a time of 4:15.50 in the prestigious event.

The day started with a 4×1600 women’s relay team consisting of a red relay team Rebecca Craddockgraduated Alison McGrathCarpentry Cities of Tracyand a student Halle Hill Recording third place with a time of 19:39.

Carpentry Jessica McDowell She earned a bronze medal for Eleni in the women’s 400 meters in which she ran 54.24 times.

Eleni then finished the day with fourth place in the men’s 4x200m relay as a junior squad. Dakory Warefirst Declan RostiCarpentry Aiden Oimet A sophomore student Keegan Anderson Published time 1: 26.04.

The men’s and women’s track and field teams from Illinois then wrapped up competition at Drake Rails on Saturday (April 30), highlighted by the men’s 4x110m hurdles relay team.

Saturday’s meet started with a podium finish in the 4x110m relay as a freshman De Fontay FordCarpentry Robert Williamsfirst Brit Danes and senior Jaden Jackson He took the silver for Illini with a score of 57.77.

In the ladies’ varied distance, large Emma MelbourneCarpentry Jessica McDowellstudent Sam Boglitch and young Olivia Howell He finished fourth, scoring at 11:23.51. Illini continued his strong relay performance into the weekend as the Grand Quartet Declan Rostistudent Dakory wareShirt-Junior Detective King and demanded William Merrick He finished fifth in the sprint relay with a time of 3:21.99.

Eleni in the ranking
Illinois men are ranked ninth in the latest outdoor TFR Midwest regional USTFCCCA, while women are ranked tenth.

Next
After the Big Ten Indoor Championships, qualifying athletes will compete in the 2022 NCAA West Prelims on May 26-28 at John McDonnell Stadium in Fayetteville, Ark.

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