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McGrath steps up in fall season

McGrath steps up in fall season

By Claire O'Brien, Staff Writer

November 15, 2018


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

Sophomore Allison McGrath led the Illini in Friday’s NCAA Midwest Regional meet. Despite her underclassman status, McGrath has improved over the last 12 months and stepped into a leadership role on the team this season. McGrath improved her time compared with last year at the 2017 NCAA regionals fro...

Team bonding brings victory at Midwest Regional

Team bonding brings victory at Midwest Regional

By Claire O'Brien

November 13, 2018


Filed under Cross Country, Sports, Women's Sports

Regional Recap The Illinois women’s cross country team ran to a fourth-place finish at Friday’s NCAA Midwest Regional meet. The team as a whole saw a lot of improvement this season despite the Illini running only freshmen and sophomores. Sophomore Allison McGrath finished improved from 133rd to 18t...

Unified training produces breakthrough season for women’s team

Unified training produces breakthrough season for women’s team

By Ashleigh Lefevre, Contributing Writer

November 5, 2018


Filed under Cross Country, Sports, Women's Sports

The Illinois women’s cross country team has had a turn-around season — it finished in the top 5 every meet except for the Big Ten Championships last week. The stats speak for themselves, and the women have seen a steep rise in their USTFCCCA Midwest regional rankings from 24th last season to a n...

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...

Illini look to become Big Ten champions

Illini look to become Big Ten champions

By Claire O'Brien, Contributing Writer

October 25, 2018


Filed under Cross Country, Sports, Women's Sports

Coming off a win at the Illini Open on Friday, the Illinois women’s cross country team is looking forward to the Big Ten Championships on Sunday in Lincoln, Nebraska. The Illini will run junior Grace Rogers; sophomores Rebecca Craddock, Nicki Cast, Allison McGrath and Katie Stapleton; redshirt fres...

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...

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...

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