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Illini mens track kick off outdoor season at Stanford Invite

Illinois' Dylan Lafond competes in the 3000 meter run during the Orange and Blue meet on Saturday, February 20, 2016.

By Will Most

March 30, 2016

Tweet: .With a roster missing some of their best athletes @IlliniMTrack heads to California for the Stanford Invite. #IlliniAfter an indoor season where the Illinois men’s track team struggled to stand out, the team will be starting off the outdoor season at the Stanford Invite and fielding a roster ...

Wells impresses at national championships for Illini men's track

Illinois' Dylan Lafond competes in the 3000 meter run during the Orange and Blue meet on Saturday, February 20, 2016.

By Will Most

March 13, 2016

Dylan Lafond and Jonathan Wells AGcapped their seasons off in Birmingham, Alabama on Friday at the NCAA Indoor Championships.Wells walked away with the better performance of the two, placing eighth in a tightly contested high jump competitionAG. His finish earned him first team All-American honors. Lafond was not as fortu...

Lafond and Wells compete in national championship

Illinois' Dylan Lafond competes in the 3000 meter run during the Orange and Blue meet on Saturday, February 20, 2016.

By Will Most

March 10, 2016

After leading the way for Illinois men’s track and field most of the season, sophomore Jonathan Wells and junior Dylan Lafond are looking to succeed as individuals this weekend.chThe two will head to Birmingham, Alabama, to compete in the men’s NCAA Indoor Championships.chLafond, one of the leade...

Illini men’s track caps of indoor season disappointing at Big Ten Championship

Illinois' Cam Viney jumps over a hurdle in the Orange and Blue meet at the Armory on Saturday, Feb. 20, 2016

By Will Most

February 29, 2016

The entire Illinois men’s track indoor season was defined by injuries as the Illini traveled from meet to meet with no consistent team success.Athletes like Dylan Lafond, Jonathan Wells and Cam Viney regularly put together strong performances, but more often than not, the rest of the team didn’t o...

Illinois men’s track caps off season at Orange and Blue Open

Illinois' Molefi Maat runs the 60 meter dash during the Orange and Blue meet on Saturday, February 20, 2016. Molefi won the 60 meter dash with a time of 6.84 seconds.

By Will Most

February 21, 2016

In the 3000 meters, Dylan Lafond, Ian Barnett and Jesse Reiser had separated themselves from the pack.AGEach runner seemed to be on pace to finish just beyond eight minutes, when, halfway through the race, Lafond and Barnett stopped suddenly and walked off the track.AGReiser, who was running unattached, would go...

Illini men’s track keeps pace at Cyclone Classic

By Will Most

February 15, 2016

Tweet: @IlliniMTrack still struggle to find their groove before the Big Ten Championships. #IlliniThe Illinois men's track and field team got some strong individual performances in Ames, Iowa, this weekend, but couldn't pull those together into a complete team result.The Illini will host the Oran...

Illini men’s track thrills and disappoints at Husker Invite

By Will Most

February 8, 2016

When Jonathan Wells was asked whether he would be able to compete at the level of some of his nationally ranked opponents in Nebraska, he responded quickly and bluntly that they would have to compete at his level. Such a response is one that is best backed up by a strong performance, which is exa...

Illini men's track takes small victories in Lexington

By Will Most

January 24, 2016

There was no true winner at the end of the Rod McCravy Memorial Invite this weekend, although some members of the Illinois men’s track and field team shone individually — the meet didn’t involve any team scores.Illinois’ long distance unit, consisting mostly of the cross-country squad that ...

Illini’s men's cross-country season highlighted by second-place finish at Big Ten Championships

By Will Most

December 9, 2015

By Will MostStaff writerAfter a few years of struggling to make a name for itself in not only the NCAA but the Big Ten, the Illinois men’s cross-country team had a breakthrough season that ended second place at the Big Ten Championships in NovemberRB.After a couple smaller events to kick off the year, the Illini ...

Lafond prepares for NCAA Championships

By Lauren Mroz

November 19, 2015

With its eighth place team finish at the Midwest Regionals last weekend, the 2015 Illinois men’s cross country season is complete with the exception of one member of head coach Jake Stewart’s team. Junior Dylan Lafond finished eighth individually at the meet, which qualifies him to compete this...

Illinois men's cross-country season ends on a sour note

By Will Most

November 16, 2015

After a thrilling finish at the Big Ten Championship — where they took second — the No. 19 Illini men's cross-country eighth-place finish in the Midwest Regionals effectively ends the Illini’s season. However, junior Dylan Lafond’s individual eighth place finish earned him a bid to r...

Illinois men's cross-country take second at Big Ten Championships

Illinois' Dylan Lafond during the Big Ten men's cross-country championship in Evanston, Illinois, on Sunday. Lafond finished third and helped the Illini end the meet in second.

By Will Most

November 2, 2015

With just about a hundred meters left in the race, freshman Dan Lathrop kicked into a higher gear and started accelerating towards the finish line.With just about every other stride he passed his opponents, eventually crossing the Big Ten Championship finish line in 20th, helping the Illinois men’...

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