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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 ...

Reiser finishes first; Illini shine at Beantown

Reiser finishes first; Illini shine at Beantown

By Jared Farmer, Contributing writer

September 26, 2017


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

Illinois men's cross-country finished second behind No. 3 Syracuse while the women's team took 13th. Junior Jesse Reiser had the top time for the Illini in the 2017 Coast-to-Coast Battle in Beantown 8,000-meter race Friday, finishing with a time of 24:12. Sophomore Jon Davis finished one second ...

Illinois women’s cross country has a new face

Illinois women’s cross country has a new face

By Meghan Rest, Staff writer

August 26, 2017


Filed under Cross Country, Sports, Women's Sports

Following this summer’s program makeover, the women’s cross country team is welcoming eight new faces to its fall roster. The mixture of talent is poised to become the foundation for Illinois’ distance program. “This class was put together as a fundamental piece moving forward as a program,”...

Women’s cross-country wraps up season

Women’s cross-country wraps up season

By 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

By 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

By 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

By 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

By 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...

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