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Schneider named Big Ten Women's Cross Country Athlete of the Week

By Mike Gasick

September 30, 2015

Redshirt senior Alyssa Schneider was named Big Ten women's cross-country Athlete of the Week after her performance at Saturday's Roy Griak Invitational.Schneider ran the 6K course in 21 minutes and 27 seconds, which was good for fourth overall in the 26-team race. She finished first overall at the...

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...

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 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...

Schneider leads women’s cross-country into Big Tens

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.

By Alex Wallner

October 30, 2014

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...

Illini win seven-team Illini Open

The Illinois women's cross country team starts strong at the Illini Open 2014 at the Arborteum on Oct. 25.

By Alex Wallner

October 27, 2014

Another meet in the books and another win were just what the Illinois women’s cross-country team planned on. Illinois won the Illini Open on Friday over Bradley, Northwestern, Butler, Loyola, Purdue and Eastern Illinois. Junior Colette Falsey won the meet and five Illini finished in the top 10. Eve...

Illinois women’s cross-country host Illini Classic

October 23, 2014

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 wins at the Bradley Invite

October 20, 2014

Following a two-week layoff, the Illinois women’s cross country team won the 30-team Bradley Invite on Friday. Alyssa Schneider had the Illini’s top finish with a time of 20 minutes, 49 seconds, which put her third overall. Junior Colette Falsey finished 15th with a time of 21:39 and sophomore Han...

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

Members of the Fighting Illini women's track and cross country team run the second lap of the course during the Illini Challenge at the UI Arboretum on Friday, Aug. 29, 2014. The women's cross country placed second with a combined total of 31 points.

September 11, 2014

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...

Illini women’s track and field finishes with six top-three finishes at Meyo Invitational

By Nicholas Fortin

February 10, 2014

After a two-week break the Illinois women’s track team was able to continue its success with six top-three finishes at the Notre Dame Meyo Invitational this past weekend. The Illini recorded three personal bests over the course of the two-day meet in South Bend, Ind., against tough competition that in...