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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


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

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


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

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


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

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


Filed under Cross Country, Men's Sports, Sports

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


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

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


Filed under Cross Country, Men's Sports, Sports

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


Filed under Cross Country, Men's Sports, Sports

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...

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 ...

Freshman runner finds his team

By Meghan Rest, Assistant Sports Editor

September 24, 2018


Filed under Cross Country, Men's Sports, Sports

Logan Hall is on his first cross country team. This fall, the freshman distance runner not only made his collegiate running debut, but he also had teammates to run with for the first time. Within Hall’s 300-person student body at Arthur Junior-Senior High School, the current freshman distance runne...

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...

Record-breaking cross country career ranks high among legends

Record-breaking cross country career ranks high among legends

By Jared Farmer, Staff writer

November 15, 2017


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

Sophomore Jon Davis just became the third Illini ever to win the NCAA Midwest Regional. He joins Trent Hoerr (2007) and Illini Hall of Fame member Craig Virgin (1974-76). Davis’ time of 29:06 ranks second fastest on Illinois’ all-time list for 10,000-meter races, behind Virgin’s 28:26 at Nationa...

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