400m runners shine on Saturday
Majority to Baton Rouge, select squad to California
One Illini sets meet record; two tie
Orange and Blue will travel to Macomb, Ill., for meet
The squad scored 161 team points; five titles
Photos from the Illini Open on Jan. 12, 2013
2013 Track and Field
Outdoor: Qualified for a second consecutive year for the NCAA West Preliminary Round of Championships in the discus event... Posted his second-best outdoor shot put mark at the Big Ten/SEC Challenge with a distance of 53-2 3/4 (16.2m)... Recorded three second place finishes in discus at the Bill Cornell Classic (165-4), the Lee Calhoun Memorial (179-5), and at theLSU Alumni Gold Meet (178-10)... Boasted his career-best discus effort at the Big Ten Championships when he posted a mark of 183-4 (55.89m), which was sufficient for a seventh place finish.
Indoor: Participated in five indoor meets and recorded two top-five finishes... Placed second at the Illini Classic with his career-best shot put mark of 56-2 1/2 (17.13m)... Took fifth place in shot put at the IU Relays when he posted his career second-best shot put distance of 55-7 3/4 (16.96m).
2012 Track and Field
Outdoor: Qualified for the NCAA West Preliminary Round of Championships in the discus ... Competed in the shot put and the discus throw at the Big Ten Championships ... Won the discus at the John McDonnell Invitational (50.25m) and the EIU Big Blue Classic (50.17m) ... Set a career-best discus mark of 171-10 (52.39m) at the Tom Botts Invitational, finishing third ... Notched a season-best shot put throw of 53-8 1/2 (16.37m) at the EIU Big Blue Classic ... Placed in the top-10 in nine meets.
Indoor: Participated in shot put ... Placed second in the Illini Open with a throw of 51-4 (15.66m) ... Had a personal best throw of 54-01 3/4 (16.50m) at the Mark Colligan Memorial ... Competed in five meets.
Was named the 2010 News-Gazette Track and Field Athlete of the Year ... Placed second in the discus and fourth in the shot put at the 2010 Illinois state meet ... Personal-best marks of 203-0 in the discus and 59-7 in the shot put ... Was ranked third nationally in the discus ... Was a 2010 All-American in the discus.
Full name is Brandon Richard Noe ... Born Aug. 3, 1992 ... Parents are Brad and Debbie Noe ... Hobbies include golf, hunting, fishing, and track ... Biggest thrill in sports was becoming an All-American ... Majoring in agri-business markets and Management.
Noe's Personal Bests
Shot Put: 53-8 1/2 (16.37m) - EIU Big Blue Classic (3/30/12)
Discus: 183-4 (55.89m) - Big Ten Championships (5/11/13)
Shot Put: 56-2 1/2 (17.13m) - Illini Classic (1/19/13)
Updated November 2013