Two Illini set personal bests on Saturday
Illini to compete at LSU; Jesse Owens and Mt. SAC
Four Illini crack school's top-10 in events
Spencer makes finals; relay sets second best time in Illini history
Majority heads to Texas; small distance crew to California; some to SIU
2013 Track and Field
Outdoor: Earned All-America honors after helping 4x400m relay squad place fifth at the NCAA Championships and break the school record with a time of 3:29.28 ... Qualified for the NCAA West Preliminary Round of Championships in the 800m, setting a lifetime best time of 2:06.22 which ranks sixth fastest in school history ... Big Ten Champion in the 4x400m relay ... Scored points for the Illini at the Big Ten Championships, finishing third in the 800m ... Ran in the Sprint Medley Relay (3:45.75), 4x400m and 4x800m relay to help the Illini capture the first annual Hy-Vee Cup at the Drake Relays ... Won the Sun Angel Classic 800m title.
Indoor: Competed in the 400, 600m and 800m for the Fighting Illini ... Part of the Big Ten Championship team, first team crown since 1996 season ... Won the 600m title at the Husker Invitational with the seventh best time in Illinois history (1:31.69) ... Ran the third leg of the winning 4x400m relay squad at the SPIRE Invitational to crack the top-10 list with a time of 3:37.19 ... Also won the 600m and 4x400m crown at the Illini Classic.
Holds the school record in the 500m, 600m, 800m and the indoor 4x400m relay ... Three-time Big East champion.
Broke the school record in the 400m in 2010 .. Also holds the school record in the 4x400m ... Three-time state champion in the 4x400m relay ... Finished runner-up at the state meet in the 400m in 2010 ... Earned all-state honors and conference honorable mention.
Daughter of Demietrus and Rita Spencer ... Born May 5, 1992 ... Has two siblings, including sister Ashley who also runs on the Illinois team ... Majoring in psychology.
Spencer's Personal Bests
800m: 2:06.22 - NCAA West Preliminary (5/24/13)
400m: 55.57 - Husker Invitational (2/1/13)
600m: 1:31.69 - Husker Invitational (2/2/13)
800m: 2:06.53 - Big Ten Championships (3/1/14)
Updated March 2014