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

By Mike Gasick

November 11, 2015

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 ...

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

By Mike Gasick

October 25, 2015

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

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

@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...

Illini runner Blazek upping her contributions to team this season

By Mike Gasick

September 22, 2015

The heavy breathing, light-headedness and cramping that may affect runners during a cross-country race does not seem entirely appealing. For about 20 excruciating minutes, runners endure and try to combat these effects to cross the finish line in good standing and impressive time. So, what makes these a...

Schneider sets personal record at ISU Invitational

By Mike Gasick

September 16, 2015

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 ...

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

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

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...

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

By Michal Dwojak

November 14, 2013

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...