Nov. 7, 2005
Chamapaign, Ill. - Illinois' track and field freshman Dominique Worsley is adding impressive accolades to his running resume even before the start of his collegiate career as an Illini. On Monday, Worsley was named to the 2005 High School All-American Team in the November issue of Track and Field News.
The New Hampshire native ranks number two in the nation in the 200-meter and won the 200-meter race at the New Hampshire State Championships as well as the New England Championships. Worsley went on to place second at the Nike Outdoor Nationals (NON) with a time of 20.92.
Fighting Illini head coach Wayne Angel is impressed with what Worsley has accomplished in his high school career and is looking forward to seeing what he will bring to the track for Illinois.
"I'm very excited and proud of Dominique at this time," said Angel. "This award speaks volumes in terms of the caliber of athletes we are recruiting and signing at Illinois and the commitment we have made to bring our program to the forefront of track and field in the United States."
Worsley hits the track officially as an Illini on January 1, 2006 at the Hoosier Open in Bloomington, Ind., for the first indoor meet of the season. The freshman phenom can be seen dawning the Orange and Blue at home for the first time when the Illini host the Illinois Invite at the Armory on January 21, 2006.