5 years ago (2012): Elvis Forde, Illinois State director of track and field and cross country, announced the hiring of Scott Bennett as an assistant coach. Bennett has coached throwing events at Tennessee, Georgia Tech and Minnesota.

15 years ago (2002): Normal Community graduate Josh Vance, who is red-shirting this cross country season at Eastern Illinois, won the Millikin Classic. Vance ran the 5-mile course in 25 minutes, 28.8 seconds.

25 years ago (1992): The Bloomington soccer team, sparked by Mike Moore’s three goals, landed its second victory of the season with a 4-2 win over Calvary Baptist. Freddy Cornejo added two assists and a goal for the Purple Raiders.

50 years ago (1967): Illinois Wesleyan fullback John Thorne has ascended to statistical leadership in the College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin. Thorne gained 96 yards against Millikin to up his total to 270 for three games, nine yards ahead of Butch Hanson of Millikin.

From Pages Past compiled by Jeff Findley from Pantagraph files.

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