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Illini focused on individual growth at first home meet

Illini focused on individual growth at first home meet

By Ashleigh Lefevre, Staff Writer

October 18, 2018


Filed under Cross Country, Sports, Women's Sports

The Illinois cross country team is set to host its first home meet of the season at the University Arboretum on Friday. The women’s 5K race will kick off at 4 p.m., followed closely by the men’s 8K at 4:40 p.m. Used as a course since 2003 and having served as the site for the 2011 Big Ten Cross Coun...

Illini take third place at Bradley

Illini take third place at Bradley

By Claire O'Brien, Staff Writer

October 15, 2018


Filed under Cross Country, Sports, Women's Sports

The Illini women’s cross country team finished third at Friday’s Ideal Rentals Bradley Pink Classic in Peoria, behind Iowa State and South Dakota and ahead of strong Minnesota, Bradley and Northern Illinois teams. The Illini finished within 90 seconds of each other, with freshman Madison Marasco ...

Women’s cross country takes on challenging meet this weekend

Women’s cross country takes on challenging meet this weekend

By Ashleigh Lefevre, Contributing Writer

October 12, 2018


Filed under Cross Country, Sports, Uncategorized, Women's Sports

The Illinois women’s cross country team will attend its fourth meet of the season at the Bradley Pink Classic at Newman Golf Course in Peoria, Illinois Friday. The women’s 6K will take place at 1 p.m., the first of five races throughout the day. Coming off a successful team and individual outing...

Cross country focused on team improvement

Cross country focused on team improvement

By Ashleigh Lefevre, Claire O'Brien, J.A. Pérez, Contributing writers

September 27, 2018


Filed under Cross Country, Cross Country, Men's Sports, Sports, Women's Sports

Women’s: The Illinois women’s cross country team is set to attend its third meet of the season at the Loyola Lakefront International on Saturday. Based in Chicago, the women’s collegiate race will begin at 11:30 a.m., marking the second edition of the event since 2012. The No. 12 Illini are a ...

Marasco helps Illini to strong finish in cross country debut

Marasco helps Illini to strong finish in cross country debut

By Jared Farmer, Staff Writer

September 26, 2018


Filed under Cross Country, Sports, Women's Sports

A lot of emotions go through athletes’ head during their collegiate debut, that can affect their performance. A strong, focused start by Illini newcomer Madison Marasco proves she’s an exception. Nervousness, pressure and excitement were prevalent during the Commodore Classic, but amid it all, Marasco ha...

New head coach Sarah Havemen takes helm of both cross-country teams

New head coach Sarah Havemen takes helm of both cross-country teams

By Meghan Rest, Assistant Sports Editor

September 13, 2018


Filed under Cross Country, Cross Country, Men's Sports, Sports, Women's Sports

The men’s and women’s cross-country programs are no strangers to change. Last year, the Illinois Athletic Department announced the men’s and women’s cross country and track and field programs would be led by a single coaching staff. The reorganization came after the 2017 outdoor track seaso...

Davis, Craddock lead Illinois cross country teams

Davis, Craddock lead Illinois cross country teams

By Jared Farmer, Staff Writer

December 18, 2017


Filed under Cross Country, Cross Country, Men's Sports, Sports, Women's Sports

After the first year of combining both the men’s and women’s cross country teams into one program, Illinois cross country has ended its first joint season. This season was highlighted by the rise of sophomore Jon Davis, who individually qualified for the NCAA Championship 10,000-meter race by wi...

Sophomore becomes second in Illini history to win regionals

Sophomore becomes second in Illini history to win regionals

By Jared Farmer, Staff writer

November 11, 2017


Filed under Cross Country, Cross Country, Men's Sports, Sports, Women's Sports

In the Big Ten Cross-Country Championships two weeks ago, sophomore Jon Davis finished ninth place overall. Dissatisfied with the finish, he went back to basics. Despite earning All-Big Ten honors, Davis was confident that he could’ve won. This Friday at the Midwest Regional, he did just th...

Illinois cross country teams compete in Big Ten Championship

Illinois cross country teams compete in Big Ten Championship

By Jared Farmer, Staff writer

October 31, 2017


Filed under Cross Country, Cross Country, Men's Sports, Sports, Women's Sports

The Illinois cross country teams traveled to Indiana on Sunday to compete in the Big Ten Championships. Sophomore Jon Davis led the Illini men’s team, running a 24:20.6 in the 8,000-meter race and finishing ninth, contributing to the team's fourth overall place. “Jon was battling stomach issues...

Illinois cross country closes out regular season at home

Illinois cross country closes out regular season at home

By Jared Farmer, Staff writer

October 25, 2017


Filed under Cross Country, Cross Country, Men's Sports, Sports, Women's Sports

The Illinois men's and women's cross country teams competed in their final meet of the regular season at home. Senior Alex Gold led the men’s team while freshman Kelli Callahan led the women’s to close out the 2017 regular season at the Illini Open at the University of Illinois Arboretum. Gold...

Cast steps up for Illini with new personal best at Nuttycombe Invite

Cast steps up for Illini with new personal best at Nuttycombe Invite

By Jared Farmer, Contributing writer

October 19, 2017


Filed under Cross Country, Sports, Women's Sports

With a majority underclassmen team, Illinois women’s cross country has had one focus this season: growing both as runners and as a team. Freshman Nicki Cast has served as the epitome of that goal, racking up several impressive races. On Friday, Cast ran a mile pace of 6:04 to finish her first 6...

Illini Prepare for Stacked Ed Nuttycombe Invite

Illini Prepare for Stacked Ed Nuttycombe Invite

By Jared Farmer, Staff writer

October 12, 2017


Filed under Cross Country, Cross Country, Men's Sports, Sports, Women's Sports

Fresh off a week off from competition, the Illinois cross country team will be heading up to Madison, Wisconsin, for the ninth annual Ed Nuttycombe Invite. The event — set for Friday, Oct. 13 — will be one of the more competitive meets for both the men and women’s teams so far and may be one of ...

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