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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


Filed under Sports

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...

Big chance for the Illini to succeed at conference championship

By Will Most

October 28, 2015


Filed under Sports

The Illinois men’s cross-country team came full circle this fall, beginning its season with the Illini Challenge and ending with the Illini Open, both run at the Illinois Arboretum. But now, the Illini leave all the comforts of home and the competition ramps up.While Illinois’ young roster will ...

Women's cross-country set for in Illini Open

By Mike Gasick

October 21, 2015


Filed under Sports

The Illini women's cross-country team entered last week’s Pre-Nationals race without star redshirt senior Alyssa Schneider.Schneider had been dealing with a lingering minor toe injury, and head coach Scott Jones decided to keep her out of the race for precautionary reasons. The team will again ...

Schneider sets personal record at ISU Invitational

By Mike Gasick

September 16, 2015


Filed under Sports

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 ...

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


Filed under Cross Country, Sports

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. ...