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Illinois looks ahead to Bradley Pink Classic

Illinois looks ahead to Bradley Pink Classic

By Savaughn Anderson, Contributing Writer

October 17, 2019

The Illinois men’s cross country team will be traveling to Peoria, Illinois, for the Bradley Pink Classic hosted by Bradley on Friday at the Newman Golf Course. With this year’s meet being an open invite to all Division I, II and III teams, Illinois looks to improve its fall season after placing...

Loud paves his road to success

Loud paves his road to success

By Renato Arteaga, Contributing Writer

October 11, 2019

This season, sophomore Irwin Loud has done nothing but break personal records and improve on the cross country course, but the road to his recent success wasn't always sunshine and rainbows. Loud almost didn't stay on the team and injured his tibia and femur in the same leg in consecutive seasons...

Illinois ranks No.8 after John McNichols Invitational

By Renato Arteaga, Contributing Writer

September 25, 2019

After a No. 6-ranking in the USTFCCCA Midwest preseason regional, the men’s cross-country team is currently sitting in the No. 8 after competing at the John McNichols Invitational with five runners improving their 8k times in the Illini's second meet of the season. The men’s team competed at the...

Illini start season on home course

Illini start season on home course

By Rachel Spencer, Assistant Sports Editor

August 29, 2019

Illinois men’s and women’s cross country are set to kick off their seasons this Friday in Urbana at the Illini Open. Hosted at the UI Arboretum, the women’s 5K will begin at 5 p.m. and the men’s 8K at 5:40 p.m. The women’s cross country program returns to action after a historic 2018 season. At...

Jon Davis breaks four-minute mile after injury

Jon Davis breaks four-minute mile after injury

By Meghan Rest, Assistant Sports Editor

January 28, 2019

Just over 500 Americans have broken four minutes in the mile, most entering this elite club by less than a second. Illinois’ Jon Davis has done it twice. It’s impossible to tell from the redshirt-sophomore’s lackadaisical demeanor, but Davis is an unstoppable force on the track and one of the f...

Men’s XC season ends with hope for future meets

Men’s XC season ends with hope for future meets

By Jonah Pérez, Staff Writer

November 27, 2018

At the beginning of the year, the Illini were predicted to finish third at the NCAA Midwest Regional but fell short of expectations; however, an up-and-down season without a couple of top runners sent the team in an opposite direction. Senior Jesse Reiser and junior Jon Davis were redshirted at the ...

Unexpected performance for cross country Big Ten championships

Unexpected performance for cross country Big Ten championships

By Meghan Rest, Assistant Sports Editor

October 30, 2018

The Big Ten Championships didn’t go as planned for the Illinois cross country teams. After finishing in the top-5 in every meet so far this season, the women’s team finished 12th out of 14 other teams in the Big Ten on Nebraska’s home course this weekend. The men earned a 10th-place finish out of 12...

Club team continues to expand, strives to compete

By Jonah Pérez, Staff Writer

October 29, 2018

The Illinois cross country club team represents the University at National Intercollegiate Running Club Association competitions and occasionally races at NCAA competitions, too. The club team was originally created to help serious runners train to try out for Illinois’ Division I team, but it...

Men’s Cross Country Big Ten preview

Men’s Cross Country Big Ten preview

By Jonah Pérez, Staff Writer

October 26, 2018

This weekend, Illinois men’s cross country travels to Nebraska for the Big Ten Championships. After having time off this past week, there was plenty of time to prepare. “As a team, we are definitely the fittest we’ve been all year. The coaches have been really smart about having us peak...

Women’s cross country sprints to first place at Illini Open; men’s participates in first home meet

Women’s cross country sprints to first place at Illini Open; men’s participates in first home meet

By Claire O'Brien, Staff Writer

October 23, 2018

Women The Illinois women’s cross country team won the Illini Open Friday, also the team's first and only home meet of the season. Haveman said the team has made a lot of progress this season, and it showed during the Open. “To put together a group of (our) ladies and have them to show up and run how w...

Illinois men’s cross country takes third at Bradley Pink Classic

Illinois men’s cross country takes third at Bradley Pink Classic

By Jonah Pérez, Staff Writer

October 16, 2018

The No.7 regionally-ranked Illini improved at the Ideal Rentals Bradley Pink Classic on Friday at Bradley University in Peoria, where they placed 3rd out of 33. “It went really well,” head coach Sarah Haveman said. “We’re pleased with how they were able to work through the race and find each...

Cross country to compete at Bradley this weekend

Cross country to compete at Bradley this weekend

By Jonah Pérez, Staff Writer

October 11, 2018

The Illini look to bounce back from their low finish at the Nuttycombe Invitational, where they placed 29th out of 33 teams. They were originally slated to participate in the Pre-Nationals Invitational at Wisconsin this Saturday, but they decided to head to Bradley for the Ideal Rentals Bradley Pink Clas...

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