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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...

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...

Two seniors get one last shot

Two seniors get one last shot

By Jared Farmer, Staff writer

October 29, 2017


Filed under Cross Country, Men's Sports, Sports

In preparation for the Big Ten Championships, the Illinois men’s cross country team rested its main lineup during the Illini Open Invite. With the top runners out, some of those runners who usually compete in the races got the chance to be the main scorers on the team. For this year’s Illini Open...

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...

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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