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

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

By Alex Wallner

December 16, 2014


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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...

Despite obstacles, Illinois’ Alyssa Schneider continues to battle

Despite obstacles, Illinois’ Alyssa Schneider continues to battle

By Michal Dwojak, Assistant sports editor

November 19, 2014


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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. ...

Illini women’s cross-country finishes 9th at Big Tens

Illini women’s cross-country finishes 9th at Big Tens

By Alex Wallner

November 3, 2014


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IOWA CITY, IOWA — The Illinois women’s cross-country team battled under tough conditions at the Big Ten Championships on Sunday in Iowa City, Iowa, but finished ninth of 14 teams. No. 1 Michigan State and No. 8 Wisconsin finished first and second, respectively. The finish might not have been what the te...

Schneider leads women’s cross-country into Big Tens

Schneider leads women’s cross-country into Big Tens

By Alex Wallner

October 30, 2014


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Alyssa Schneider is the Illinois women’s cross-country team’s best runner and as the team prepares for the Big Ten championships on Sunday in Iowa City, Iowa, she is aiming for a strong finish, something she is familiar with. The junior from Bartlett, Illinois, has won three meets individually to go with four to...

Illinois women’s cross-country host Illini Classic

October 23, 2014


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The Illinois women’s cross-country team returns to the Illinois Arboretum on Friday for the Illini Classic. This weekend is the last competition for Illinois before the Big Ten championships in Iowa City, Iowa. With the Big Tens coming up on Nov. 2, distance coach Scott Jones has decided to rest his t...

Illinois women’s cross-country prepares for the Bradley Invite

October 17, 2014


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With the Big Ten championships looming, the Illinois women’s cross-country team is racking up much-needed experience The Illini have two meets before the conference championship begins, with the first coming Friday at the Bradley Invite. The meet will take place at the Newman Golf Course in Peoria,...

Illinois women’s cross-country finishes 18th at Roy Griak Invite

September 29, 2014


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Fresh off of a win at the Illinois State Invite two weeks ago, the Illinois women’s cross-country team traveled to Minnesota on Sunday to compete in the Roy Griak Invite.   The Illini finished in 18th place in what was their first time competing at the 35-team event. No. 3 Michigan State won and ...

Illinois women’s cross-country prepares for Roy Griak Invite

September 25, 2014


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The Illinois women’s cross-country team looks to build on a first-place finish at Illinois State two weeks ago at Saturday’s Roy Griak Invite in Minneapolis. This will be the Illini’s first time competing in the meet and the third meet of the season.  In the season-opening Illini Challenge at...

Illinois women’s cross-country to run in Illinois State Invite

Illinois women’s cross-country to run in Illinois State Invite

September 11, 2014


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Head coach Scott Jones looks to use the Illinois State Invite on Friday as a start to his plan of building a strong foundation for the Illinois women’s cross-country team.  Entering his second year as head coach, Jones said Friday’s meet will be essential for long-term success.  “There’s alwa...

Poor Big Ten finishes motivates women’s cross-country at regionals

By Michal Dwojak

November 14, 2013


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The Illinois women’s cross-country team will use its finish at the Big Ten Championships as motivation at the NCAA Midwest Regional meet this Friday. “We were disappointed with our finish at Big Tens,” sophomore Amanda Fox said. “We plan on using this disappointment to push us to compete at r...