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Women’s cross-country wraps up season

Women’s cross-country wraps up season

Danielle Williams, Staff writer
May 8, 2017
Filed under Cross Country, Sports, Women's Sports

The Illinois women’s cross-country team ended its season with a 14th place finish at the NCAA Midwest Regional. The team had many accomplishments, but with those came some hardships. Head coach Scott Jones said that even though it wasn’t a perfect season, his team exceeded his expectations ...

Illini finish season 14th at NCAA Midwest regionals

Illini finish season 14th at NCAA Midwest regionals

Danielle Williams, Staff writer
December 12, 2016
Filed under Cross Country, Sports, Women's Sports

The Illinois women’s cross country season came to an end in late November. Head coach Scott Jones said that by the end of the season the Illini achieved many accomplishments, but there is room to improve next season. The team had a rough start to its season with a last place finish at its first ...

Illinois to combine track and field and cross-country programs

Illinois to combine track and field and cross-country programs

The Daily Illini sports staff
November 28, 2016
Filed under Cross Country, Cross Country, Men's Sports, Sports, Top Stories, Track & Field, Track & Field, Uncategorized, Women's Sports

Illinois Athletic Director Josh Whitman in a press release announced that the Illinois men's and women's cross-country and indoor and outdoor track teams will be combined under one coaching staff. The decision will take effect following the completion of the 2017 outdoor track and field season. Before...

Blazek defying odds after injury-plagued season

Blazek defying odds after injury-plagued season

Danielle Williams, Contributing writer
November 16, 2016
Filed under Cross Country, Sports, Women's Sports

Illinois' cross-country's Audrey Blazek has stayed healthy throughout the season — something she didn't do her sophomore year. On paper, Blazek's season may have seemed normal for a typical Division I athlete, but it was far from that. “I really didn’t like running that much (early on in my ...

Illinois women’s cross-country concludes season

Illinois women’s cross-country concludes season

Danielle Williams, Contributing writer
November 14, 2016
Filed under Cross Country, Sports, Women's Sports

The Illinois women’s cross-country 2016 season has come to an end. At the NCAA Midwest Regional, the team placed 14th. The University of Missouri landed first place, with Oklahoma State coming in second and securing a qualifying bid to the NCAA Championships. For the first time this season, senior V...

Illinois women’s cross-country off to Midwest regional

Illinois women’s cross-country off to Midwest regional

Danielle Williams, Contributing writer
November 11, 2016
Filed under Cross Country, Sports, Women's Sports

The Illinois women's cross-country team is heading to Iowa City to compete in the NCAA Midwest Regional, hoping to qualify for the NCAA Championship. Last year, only one Illini qualified for the championship: Alyssa Schneider. Schneider has graduated, but her accomplishments have been succeeded by...

Illinois women’s cross country takes 10th at Big Ten Championships

Danielle Williams, Contributing writer
October 31, 2016
Filed under Cross Country, Sports, Women's Sports

At last year's Big Ten Championships, the Illinois women's cross country team finished eighth out of 14 teams. Despite a strong effort this year, the Illini dropped two spots, finishing 10th. “My emotions today are positive," head coach Scott Jones said. "We performed as well as we could, it...

Illinois women’s cross country disappoints at Bradley Pink Classic

Illinois women’s cross country disappoints at Bradley Pink Classic

Danielle Williams, Contributing writer
October 17, 2016
Filed under Cross Country, Sports, Women's Sports

The Illinois women’s cross-country team finished 10th out of 31 teams at the Bradley Pink Classic. Head coach Scott Jones was disappointed in the team's performance, and said he knew they could have performed better.  “Our final placement wasn’t as strong as it should have been.” Jones said. ...

Illinois women’s cross-country wins Iowa Regional Preview

Illinois women’s cross-country wins Iowa Regional Preview

Danielle Williams, Contributing writer
October 3, 2016
Filed under Cross Country, Sports, Women's Sports

Four Illinois women's cross-country runners finished in the top-10 at Saturday's Iowa Regional Preview, helping the team take first overall. Junior Audrey Blazek, junior Denise Branch, senior Amanda Fox and senior Valerie Bobart placed third, fifth, eighth and ninth respectively. For the third time this s...

Illinois women’s cross-country takes third at Illini Challenge

Illinois women’s cross-country takes third at Illini Challenge

Mike Gasick, Assistant sports editor
September 6, 2016
Filed under Cross Country, Sports, Women's Sports

  gasick2@dailyillini.com Denise Branch toed the starting line of the Illini Challenge next to six other upperclassmen on the Illinois team. She was joined by juniors Audrey Blazek, Valerie Bobart and Robin Manarik and seniors Amanda Fox, Kim Seger and Megan Lemersal. After the course...

Illinois women’s cross-country to begin season this weekend without Schneider

Illinois women’s cross-country to begin season this weekend without Schneider

September 1, 2016
Filed under Cross Country, Sports, Uncategorized, Women's Sports

Alyssa Schneider completed her Illinois cross-country career with a time of 20 minutes and 12 seconds at the NCAA Championships last season. Schneider qualified for two NCAA Championships during her time at Illinois. The Bartlett native improved on her 93rd-place performance in 2013, when she turned...

Illinois women’s cross country shoots for success without Schneider

Illinois women’s cross country shoots for success without Schneider

Mike Gasick, Assistant sports editor
August 23, 2016
Filed under Cross Country, Sports, Women's Sports

Alyssa Schneider completed her Illinois cross country career with a time of 20 minutes and 12 seconds at the NCAA Championships last season. Schneider qualified for two NCAA Championships during her time at Illinois. She improved on her 93rd-place performance in 2013, when she turned in a 17th-place...

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