400m runners shine on Saturday
Orange and Blue will travel to Macomb, Ill., for meet
Three Orange and Blue crack school's top-10
Meet will take place at Hutsell-Rosen Track
The squad scored 161 team points; five titles
2013 Track and Field
Outdoor: Qualified for the NCAA West Preliminary Round of Championships for the second consecutive year ... Set a lifetime best at the event, finishing 17th with a mark of 17-4 1/2 (5.30m) which moved him into sole possession of sixth best in Illini history ... Finished third at the Big Ten Championships ... Won the SIU Bill Cornell Spring Classic title.
Indoor: Scored points for the Illini at the Big Ten Championships, placing runner-up ... Jumped a lifetime best mark of 17-8 1/2 (5.40m) to win the Indiana University Relays ... The mark ranks fifth best in school history ... Won the Illini Classic title.
2012 Track and Field
Outdoor: Qualified for the NCAA West Preliminary Round of Championship ... Scored points at the Big Ten Championships, finishing eighth ... Won the event at the Tom Botts Invitational ... Recorded his season-best mark of 17-0 1/4 (5.19m) at the LSU Invitational, placing third ... Academic All-Big Ten.
Indoor: Did not compete.
2011 Track and Field
Outdoor: Participated in the USA Junior Championships placing ninth in a tie ... Tied for third at the Big Ten Championships ... Placed second at LSU Invitational and Tom Botts Invitational ... Had his personal-best at the Drake Relays with 16-10 ¾ (5.15m)
Indoor: First Illinois' Big Ten pole vault champion since 2000 after winning event with a personal-best height of 17-3 3/4 (5.28m) ... Won the event title at the Illini Classic ... Finished in the top six in every meet he competed in.
State champion in the pole vault at the 2010 Illinois Class A Track and Field Championships ... Owned personal-best heights of 16-6 (indoor) and 16-6 (outdoor) ... Was nationally ranked fifth in the event for indoors and 23rd for outdoors ... Earned four letters in football and track and field during high school career.
Full name is Matthew Levi Bane ... Born Feb. 3, 1992 ... Parents are Jeffrey and Debbie Bane ... Has a brother, Kevin and a sister, Amanda ... Hobbies include gaming and playing sports ... Biggest thrill in sports was the track state tournament ... Favorite athlete is Jeff Hartwig ... Majoring in recreation sport and tourism.
Bane's Personal Best
Pole Vault: 17-4 1/2 (5.30m) - NCAA West Prelims (5/25/13)
Pole Vault: 17-8 1/2 (5.40m) - Indiana Relays (1/26/13)
Updated March 2014