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Schneider's season sets the bar for Illinois women's cross-country team

By Mike Gasick

December 9, 2015


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Tweet: Illinois women’s cross country kept improving through the season #IlliniBy Mike GasickStaff writerThe 2015 Illinois women’s cross-country team improved on many of its individual and overall performances from the 2014 season, paced by senior Alyssa Schneider, who had a career year.ssThe Illini open...

Illini women's cross-country's Schneider heads to NCAA Championships

By Mike Gasick

November 18, 2015


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Tweet: Schneider heads to final race of her college career. @IlliniWXC #IlliniBy Mike GasickStaff writerSaturday, Illinois women’s cross-country runner Alyssa Schneider will put a close to her cross-country career at the NCAA Championships in Louisville, Kentucky.Schneider said that she is thankful fo...

Schneider qualifies for NCAA Championships

By Mike Gasick

November 15, 2015


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At the NCAA Midwest Regional on Saturday, Alyssa Schneider showed how much she wants to compete in one more collegiate cross-country race.The redshirt senior continued her torrid pace after taking two weeks off during the middle of the season. She completed the race in 20 minutes and 12 se...

Illini women's cross-country to compete in NCAA Regional Championships

By Mike Gasick

November 11, 2015


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Tweet: @IlliniWXC to compete in NCAA Regionals on Friday. #IlliniBy Mike GasickAlyssa Schneider isn't done yet.After finishing third at the Big Ten Championships in Evanston, Illinois, the redshirt senior wants to extend her cross-country career one more week at the NCAA Regional Championships. The ...

Illinois women's cross-country team heads to Evanston to compete in Big Ten Championships

Illinois women's cross-country team heads to Evanston to compete in Big Ten Championships

By Mike Gasick

October 28, 2015


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Illinois women’s cross-country Head Coach Scott Jones gave many of his top runners the day off at last week’s Illini Open.The decision gave the team an extra week of rest in preparation for this week’s Big Ten Championships. Senior Lindsey Rakosnik, sophomore Ellie Palacios and freshman Kristin...

New faces compete for women's cross country at Illini Open

By Mike Gasick

October 25, 2015


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The Illinois women’s cross-country team entered Friday’s Illini Open without many of its top runners.Redshirt senior Alyssa Schneider, juniors Hanna Winter and Valerie Bobart and redshirt sophomore Audrey Blazek were given the day off. Head coach Scott Jones said he wanted his top runners to be as...

Women's cross-country finishes 43rd in "disappointing" meet at Pre-Nationals

Women's cross-country finishes 43rd in "disappointing" meet at Pre-Nationals

By Mike Gasick

October 18, 2015


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The Illinois women’s cross-country team had to work hard to get to the top-tier team race at this year’s Pre-Nationals meet.After a solid performance at last month’s Roy Griak Invitational in Minneapolis, Minnesota, the Illini qualified for the top-tier race to compete against higher-level compet...

Illini finish 43rd in "disappointing" meet at Pre-Nationals

By Mike Gasick

October 18, 2015


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@IlliniWXC finished 43rd at Pre-Nationals meet. #IlliniBy Mike GasickContributing writerThe Ilinois women’s cross-country team had to work hard to reach a race filled with top-tier teams at this year’s Pre-Nationals meet.After a solid performance at last month’s Roy Griak Invitational in Minneapolis, Minn...

Schneider named Big Ten Women's Cross Country Athlete of the Week

By Mike Gasick

September 30, 2015


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Redshirt senior Alyssa Schneider was named Big Ten women's cross-country Athlete of the Week after her performance at Saturday's Roy Griak Invitational.Schneider ran the 6K course in 21 minutes and 27 seconds, which was good for fourth overall in the 26-team race. She finished first overall at the...

Schneider sets personal record at ISU Invitational

By Mike Gasick

September 16, 2015


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Alyssa Schneider — Illinois’ top runner — just keeps getting better.Building off her strong performance at the season-opening Illini Challenge, the fifth-year senior completed the best race of her career with the Illini women’s cross country team.She finished the Country Financial ISU ...

Illini women's track and field leans on individuals for success

By Zoe Kaler

May 10, 2015


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The Illinois women’s cross country team won three meets during the season: the Illinois State Invite, the Bradley Invite and the Illini Open.Senior Alyssa Schneider was a key performer this season. She claimed individual victories at two of the team’s five regular season meets: the Illinois Challenge an...

Illinois women’s track and field finishes regular season

Illinois women’s track and field finishes regular season

By Zoe Kaler

May 4, 2015


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The Illinois women’s track and field team wrapped up its regular season Saturday in West Lafayette, Indiana, at the Rankin/Poehlein Invitational, hosted by Purdue. The Illini picked up seven event titles and 23 top-10 finishes.   Last week, distance coach Scott Jones predicted that the team would se...

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