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Illinois women’s track and field make strides at Drake Relays

Illinois' Stephanie Richartz releases the pole as she lifts past the bar to break her previous record with a height of 4.38 meters.

By Zoe Kaler

April 27, 2015

The Illinois women’s track and field team placed 11th this weekend at the Drake Relays in Des Moines, Iowa, improving on its 17th place finish a year ago.  Arkansas, ranked fifth in the NCAA, took home first place. Ohio State came in second. Purdue and No. 11 Oklahoma State tied for third. Senior...

Illini women’s track looks to bounce back at home meet

Illinois’ Kandie Bloch-Jones prepares to warm-up at the Orange & Blue meet at the Armory on Feb. 21. At last year’s Twilight meet, Bloch-Jones took first place in the high jump.

By Alex Wallner

April 16, 2015

The Illinois women’s track and field team competes this weekend at the Illinois Twilight meet in its only home meet of the outdoor season at the Illinois Track and Soccer Stadium. The Illini are coming off a last-place finish at the Jim Click Shootout in Tucson, Arizona, last weekend and hope to rebound...

Illini women’s track and field finishes strong Saturday

Illinois' Britten Petrey runs the 3000 meter Steeplechase during the Illinois Twilight Track and Field meet at Illinois Soccer and Track Stadium, on Saturday, April 12, 2014.

By Alex Wallner

April 6, 2015

The Illinois women’s track and field team traveled to Charleston, Illinois, over the weekend to compete in its first EIU Big Blue Classic in three years. Illinois’ 96.50 points were good for fourth at the three-day meet. The Illini placed behind Eastern Illinois, Indiana State and Southern Illin...

28 top-10 finishes for Illinois track and field at Vanderbilt invite

Illinois' Hanna Winter (503) runs for the finish line during the 1 Mile Run event at the Orange & Blue meet at the Armory on Saturday, Feb. 21. Illinois' women's team won 1st place out of 5.

By Alex Wallner

March 30, 2015

The Illinois women’s track and field team wrapped up its second outdoor event Saturday — the Vanderbilt Black and Gold Invitational in Nashville, Tenn. The meet wasn’t scored for teams, but the Illini captured five event titles and 10 top-10 performances. Illinois dominated the 5,000 meters Friday — four Illini we...

Illini women’s track prepares for Notre Dame Meyo Invitational

By Alex Wallner

February 5, 2015

Coming off a week-long layoff, the Illinois women’s track and field team is preparing for the annual Meyo Invitational, hosted by Notre Dame this weekend. The level of competition is not as high as it was in the Illini’s previous meet, but the Meyo Invitational tends to draw top-25 teams. Last y...

Six Illini finish in top 10 at Rod McCravy Memorial Meet

January 26, 2015

At an event filled with high-quality opponents, six different Illini finish in the top-10 in six different events at the Rod McCravy Memorial Meet in Lexington, Kentucky, over the weekend. Senior Breeana Coleman finished sixth in the 60-meter hurdles, sophomore Nicole Choquette finished seventh in the 8...

Illinois women’s track prepare for the Rod McCravy Memorial Meet

By Alex Wallner

January 22, 2015

The Illinois women’s track and field team is preparing for its toughest test of the indoor season this weekend, the annual Rod McCravy Memorial Meet in Lexington, Kentucky. Host school No. 6 Kentucky highlights what could be a competitive field at this year’s event. Last year, the Wildcats won the e...

Illinois women’s cross-country hopes to take next step in 2015

Illinois' Hanna Winter (148), sophomore, and Britten Petrey (145), junior, pace themselves at the Illini Open 2014 at the Arborteum on Oct. 25th, 2014.

By Alex Wallner

December 16, 2014

The Illinois women’s cross-country season was marked by inconsistency. “I think the season was successful, but didn’t end the way we had hoped it would be,” junior Britten Petrey said. “Overall, it was a step in the right direction for next season for us to set higher goals, work even harder...

Illinois cross-coutry’s Schmidt leaves with more than track success

By Alex Wallner

December 10, 2014

Illinois women’s cross-country senior Chloe Schmidt is someone who handles her business on the course and off of it as well. The civil engineering major came to Illinois from State College, Pennsylvania, and will leave with her degree and a solid cross-country and track career. At Illinois, Schmid...

Despite obstacles, Illinois’ Alyssa Schneider continues to battle

Alyssa Schneider earns the first place finish during the Illini Challenge at the UI Arboretum on Aug. 29. Schneider has finished first for the Illini in all except one meet.

By Michal Dwojak, Assistant sports editor

November 19, 2014

She is the face of the Illinois women’s cross-country team. She is the lone runner on the team’s season poster. She has finished first for the Illini in all except one of the meets she has competed for the past two seasons. But if you saw her walking to class, you would have no idea who she is. ...

Illinois women’s cross-country finish 10th at Midwest Regional

Illinois' Colette Falsey, junior, earns first place at the Illini Open 2014 at the Arborteum on Oct. 25. The Illini did not qualify for the NCAA Championships. 

By Alex Wallner

November 17, 2014

The Illinois women’s cross-country season ended with a 10th-place finish at the 28-team Midwest Regional on Friday. Only the top-two teams and top-four individuals qualified for the NCAA Championships, neither the Illini as a team nor any individuals made the cut. No. 5 Iowa State won the meet with 6...

Illinois women’s cross-country ready for Midwest Regionals

Illinois’ Colette Falsey sprints towards the finish line at the Illini Open 2014 at the Arborteum on October 25.

By Alex Wallner

November 13, 2014

The Illinois women’s cross-country team is preparing for its next big meet on Friday, the Midwest Regionals, and has some things to prove to itself and to others. The top-two teams and top-four individual finishers at the meet will receive automatic bids to the NCAA Championships in Terre Haute, Ind...

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