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Men’s track and field dominates Illini Classic

Men’s track and field dominates Illini Classic

By Will Small

January 20, 2015


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Jonathan Wells tied the Illinois school record on high jump as the Illini men’s track and field team won its second straight Illini Classic on Saturday. Wells, a freshman, wasted no time etching his name in the Illinois record books, jumping a height of 2.20 meters and tying the record previously set b...

Illini men’s cross-country season ends at Regionals

November 15, 2014


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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 in the 10K race at Bradley in Peoria, Illinois. Oklahoma State and Tulsa finished first and second, respectiv...

Illinois finishes 12th in Greater Louisville Classic

October 6, 2014


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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 place finish in the Greater Louisville Classic meet Saturday in Louisville, Ky. “I think we did...

Illinois men’s cross-country ready for Roy Griak Invitational

Illinois men’s cross-country ready for Roy Griak Invitational

By Matt Gertsmeier

September 25, 2014


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After three weeks off from competing, the Illinois men’s cross-country team will face 30 other teams Saturday at the Roy Griak Invitational in Minneapolis. “We’re going to see a lot of different teams from a lot of different parts of the country that we are not typically going to see,” said hea...

Illini men’s Cross Country kick off season with Illini Challenge

By Christopher Kennedy

August 28, 2014


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The Illini men’s cross-country team has won the season opening Illini Challenge nine years in a row. After a long summer of training, they’ll try to make it ten. “Even though it’s a first early season meet, we still want to win,” said junior Paul Zeman. “Big summer of training ... We’re r...

Illini men’s track and field team opens outdoor season at Louisville

By Christopher Kennedy

March 31, 2014


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The first outdoor meet of the season presented a stark difference from running indoors. Conditions were cold, wet and windy, yet the Illini were still able to score eight event titles. “We had very adverse conditions to say the least with the weather,” head coach Mike Turk said. “We really fel...