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Illini men’s track and field dominates Drake Relays

Illinois’ Ian Barnett keeps a brisk pace in the men’s 1,500-meter run at the Illinois Twilight meet on April 18.
April 27, 2015

The Illinois men’s track and field team brought the Hy-Vee Cup back home for the third-straight year, finishing first at this week’s Drake Relays. Head coach Mike Turk was satisfied with his team’s...

A little luck could have gotten Illini men’s cross-country to Nationals

December 16, 2014

Jake Stewart may be spending this offseason looking for a good luck charm. The head coach of the Illinois men’s cross-country team watched his team fall 2,000 meters short of qualifying for Nationals,...

Illinois men’s cross-country ends season at Regionals

November 17, 2014

Had Friday’s NCAA Midwest Regional cross-country meet been an 8K instead of a 10K, Illinois would have been preparing for Nationals instead of untying the shoes of another season. With 2,000 meters left...

Illini men’s cross-country season ends at Regionals

November 15, 2014

The Illinois men’s cross-country team’s hope of continuing its season ended Friday when it failed to finish in the top two of the NCAA Midwest Regional. The team took fifth place out of 29 teams...

Illinois men’s cross-country gears up for Regionals

November 13, 2014

Brendan McDonnell ran for three years on Illinois’ club cross-country team before impressing coaches and earning a spot on the varsity team. Bryce Basting used to wear an Eastern Illinois uniform before...

Illinois finishes 6th at Big Tens

Illinois’ Jannis Toepfer (159) runs in the Big Ten Championships this weekend in Iowa City, Iowa. Toepfer placed first for the Illini and 23rd overall.
November 3, 2014

IOWA CITY, IOWA — Disappointed expressions lurked on the Illinois’ men’s cross-country team’s faces after its sixth place finish at the Big Ten Conference Championship meet on Sunday. With a chance...

Illinois men’s cross-country to send balanced group to Big Ten’s

The Illinois men’s cross-country team starts off strong at the Illini Open 2014 at the Arborteum on Saturday. The team will compete for the Big Ten Championship on Sunday.
October 30, 2014

Jake Stewart doesn’t feel experience is going to be a deciding factor for the Illinois men’s cross-country team at the Big Ten Championships in Iowa City, Iowa, on Sunday.  Even so, his team has plenty...

Illinois men’s cross-country finishes 28th at Wisconsin Adidas Invite

October 20, 2014

Illinois’ senior Jannis Toepher took a tumble Friday and Illinois did too. The Illini men’s cross-country team’s troubles at the Wisconsin Adidas Invitational in Madison, Wis., began in the opening...

Illinois men’s cross-country heads to Wisconsin Adidas Invitational

The Fighting Illini men’s track and cross country team start their race during the Illini Challenge at the UI Arboretum on Aug. 29. 
October 16, 2014

With a two-week break from competition, the Illinois men’s cross-country team is set to race in the Wisconsin Adidas Invitational on Friday. This will be the Illini’s toughest meet so far, going up...

Illinois finishes 12th in Greater Louisville Classic

October 6, 2014

In a meet meant to give younger runners race experience and return a couple of runners coming off of injuries, Illinois men’s cross-country head coach Jake Stewart was satisfied with his team’s 12th...

Illinois men’s cross-country looks to the future with youth movement

May 14, 2014

With 17 underclassmen on the roster, it was expected for the Illinois men’s cross-country team to experience a down season while grooming its young athletes for NCAA competition. However, senior Jannis...

Illini disappointed with NCAA Midwest Regional finish

November 18, 2013

For the second time in as many races, the Illinois men’s cross-country team was disappointed with how it finished.  Coming off the Big Ten meet in which they felt they should have placed higher, the...

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