Sophomore given second-team honors
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
Pictures from the 2013 Big Ten Outdoor Track & Field Championships.
2013 Track and Field
Outdoor: Competed in the 100m, 200m, and 400m runs and collectively earned five top-five finishes throughout the outdoor season... Accomplished a first place finish in the 100m at the Lee Calhoun Memorial with a mark of 10.71... Took second place at the LSU Alumni Gold Meet with a mark of 10.69... Participated in the Big Ten Championships in the 100m and earned sixth place with his season-best mark of 10.55... Recorded his career-best 200m run at the Tiger Track Classic with a mark of 20.84 with a third place finish.
Indoor: Participated in the 60m and 200m races during the indoor season... Recorded his career-best 60m mark at the Big Ten's when he earned first place with a time of 6.71... Posted a first place finish in the 200m run at the IU Relays with a mark of 21.44... Recorded his top indoor 200m run at the Spire Invite when he finished first with a time of 21.08.
2012 Track and Field
Outdoor: Earned USA Junior All-American honors after making the final in both the 100m and 200m ... Earned first-team USTFCCCA All-American honors after running the second leg of the 4x100m relay team which qualified for the NCAA Championships and set the third-fastest time (39.00) in school history ... Also ran the second leg of the 4x100m relay to the Big Ten title ... Individually qualified for the NCAA West Preliminary Round of Championships in the 100m and 200m ... Scored points individually for the Illini at the conference championship, making the finals of the 100m, finishing eighth and setting a personal-best time of 10.48 ... Notched a career-best 200m time (21.09) at the John McDonnell Invitational, finishing fourth.
Indoor: Placed third in the Big Ten Championships in the 60m dash with a time of 6.76 scoring six points for the Fighting Illini and recording the eighth fastest time in school history ... Placed second in the Big Ten Championships in the 200m with a career-best time of 21.43 scoring eight points ... Garnered second-team All-Big Ten honors after his stellar performances at the Big Ten Championships ... Ran a 6.88 in the 60m dash at the Illini Open to take first place ... Placed in the top ten in every 60m race he ran in ... Took third in the Illini Classic in the 200m with a time of 21.88 and fifth in the Mark Colligan Memorial with a time of 21.53.
Earned All-State track and field honors two times... Three-time track and field All-Section, All-County, and All-Conference selection... Placed 10th in the 200m dash and 22nd in the 100m dash at Junior Olympic Nationals... Earned four letters in track and field.
Born on January 7, 1993... Hobbies include running and writing poetry... Major is spot management ... Mom, Trudy was a professional ice skater with Ice Follies.
Stryganek's Personal Bests
100m: 10.48 - Big Ten Championships (5/12/12)
200m: 20.84 - Tiger Track Classic (4/6/13)
4x100m: 39.00 - NCAA Championships (6/6/12)
60m: 6.71 - Big Ten's (2/23/13)
200m: 21.08 - Spire Invite (2/9/13)
Updated November 2013