Orange and Blue qualify nine for finals on Sunday
4x100m relay and Riley post fastest prelims time in respective events
Senior won first 10K title of his career on Thursday night
Orange and Blue will compete in Des Moines and Philadelphia
Illini Qualify Five to Finals on Saturday
2012 Track and Field
Outdoor: Competed in the long jump at the Big Ten Championships, setting a mark of 22-7 1/4 (6.89m).
Indoor: Participated in the long jump and 60m during the season ... Finished second in the long jump at the Orange and Blue Open and set a career-best mark of 23-2 3/4 (7.08m) ... Ran the 60m at the Orange and Blue Open and finished with a time of 7.12 in the prelims of the event.
Long jump and 100m champion at Bob Hayes Invitational ... Was the Florida Relays champion in the 100m with a time of 10.41 ... Three-time MVP ... Also earned four-varsity letters in football ... A three-star recruit by Rivals.com.
Son of Wanda and Paul Lankford ... Born on Dec. 9, 1991, in Miami ... Father, Paul, played defensive back for the Miami Dolphins ... Majoring in communication ... Chose Illinois over Louisville, Central Florida, Connecticut and Central Michigan among others.
Lankford's Personal Bests
Long Jump: 22-7 1/4 (6.89m) - Big Ten Championships (5/13/12)
60m: 7.12 - Orange and Blue Open (2/4/12)
Long Jump: 23-2 3/4 (7.08m) - Orange and Blue Open (2/4/12)
updated July 2012