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Old Feb 23, 2013, 02:54 PM   #1
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The #Illini women have won the 2013 #B1GTF indoor title, totaling 115 points after winning 4x4 in school record. First time since 1996!

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Old Feb 23, 2013, 02:58 PM   #2
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The men finished second to Wisconsin, but they choked away the title.

They were only 1.5 points behind with the 4x400 relay to go. They had the best time coming in and basically just needed to finish the race to win.

Instead, they got a DNF and Wisconsin finished 8th for one point and the win.

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Old Feb 23, 2013, 03:00 PM   #3
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The men finished second to Wisconsin, but they choked away the title.

They were only 1.5 points behind with the 4x400 relay to go. They had the best time coming in and basically just needed to finish the race to win.

Instead, they got a DNF and Wisconsin finished 8th for one point and the win.

Ouch. Big Ouch.

Congrats to the women though

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Old Feb 23, 2013, 09:37 PM   #4
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Great job, ladies!
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Old Feb 23, 2013, 10:37 PM   #5
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Gonna look past the men. It sounds like it was in hand, but asking for more than a 1-2 punch just feels greedy.

Way to go, trackstaaahs!
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Old Feb 24, 2013, 08:03 AM   #6
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The men finished second to Wisconsin, but they choked away the title.

They were only 1.5 points behind with the 4x400 relay to go. They had the best time coming in and basically just needed to finish the race to win.

Instead, they got a DNF and Wisconsin finished 8th for one point and the win.

Gross - what happened?

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Old Feb 24, 2013, 10:46 AM   #7
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Congrats to Coach TBB and her team!
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Old Feb 24, 2013, 12:45 PM   #8
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Gross - what happened?
I'm not sure. The FI.com article just said that their anchor runner got tripped during the last exchange and didn't finish.
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Old Feb 24, 2013, 01:02 PM   #9
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Great weekend. Track and Field is once again alive and well at the U of I. I go back to the Craig Virgin days. The Illini were smart bringing Buford-Bailey in as head coach. Her sprinters are outstanding and she has found good assistant coaches for the field events.

The women's win was not a big surprise. The Men's result was however. They came in about the 6th best team. Too bad the 400 relay team had a mishap. They probably would have won the event and therefore won the Big Ten. Turk is doing a great job. Especially considering the all american Riley has graduated. I look forward to the outdoor season.
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Old Feb 24, 2013, 01:52 PM   #10
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I'm not sure. The FI.com article just said that their anchor runner got tripped during the last exchange and didn't finish.
I read it as they tripped twice? Too bad, but still an impressive day overall for the track teams.
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Old Feb 24, 2013, 02:18 PM   #11
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I read it as they tripped twice? Too bad, but still an impressive day overall for the track teams.
It was hard to tell from that article what exactly happened; it was very poorly written and confusing.
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