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Schneider qualifies for NCAA Championships

By Mike Gasick

November 15, 2015


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At the NCAA Midwest Regional on Saturday, Alyssa Schneider showed how much she wants to compete in one more collegiate cross-country race.The redshirt senior continued her torrid pace after taking two weeks off during the middle of the season. She completed the race in 20 minutes and 12 se...

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...

New faces compete for women's cross country at Illini Open

By Mike Gasick

October 25, 2015


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The Illinois women’s cross-country team entered Friday’s Illini Open without many of its top runners.Redshirt senior Alyssa Schneider, juniors Hanna Winter and Valerie Bobart and redshirt sophomore Audrey Blazek were given the day off. Head coach Scott Jones said he wanted his top runners to be as...

Illini finish 43rd in "disappointing" meet at Pre-Nationals

By Mike Gasick

October 18, 2015


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@IlliniWXC finished 43rd at Pre-Nationals meet. #IlliniBy Mike GasickContributing writerThe Ilinois women’s cross-country team had to work hard to reach a race filled with top-tier teams at this year’s Pre-Nationals meet.After a solid performance at last month’s Roy Griak Invitational in Minneapolis, Minn...

Illini Women's Cross Country runner Winter happy to choose running at an early age

By Mike Gasick

October 6, 2015


Filed under Sports

A child’s first experiences with sports are often monumental.Maybe it was the first time they scored in a soccer match, hit a t-ball or made a basket. Popular sports like soccer, baseball and basketball are outlets for children to participate in physical activity and have fun.But, for Illinois wom...

Illinois women’s track and field make strides at Drake Relays

Illinois women’s track and field make strides at Drake Relays

By Zoe Kaler

April 27, 2015


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The Illinois women’s track and field team placed 11th this weekend at the Drake Relays in Des Moines, Iowa, improving on its 17th place finish a year ago.  Arkansas, ranked fifth in the NCAA, took home first place. Ohio State came in second. Purdue and No. 11 Oklahoma State tied for third. Senior...

Illini women’s track and field look for strong showing at EIU Big Blue Classic

Illini women’s track and field look for strong showing at EIU Big Blue Classic

By Alex Wallner

April 1, 2015


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The Illinois women’s track and field team will compete in the Eastern Illinois University Big Blue Classic this weekend in Charleston, Illinois — its first appearance in the meet since the 2011-12 season. This meet will be the first of two in-state competitions for the Illini in the outdoor season. I...

28 top-10 finishes for Illinois track and field at Vanderbilt invite

28 top-10 finishes for Illinois track and field at Vanderbilt invite

By Alex Wallner

March 30, 2015


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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 women’s cross-country hopes to take next step in 2015

By Alex Wallner

December 16, 2014


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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 finish 10th at Midwest Regional

Illinois women’s cross-country finish 10th at Midwest Regional

By Alex Wallner

November 17, 2014


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The Illinois women’s cross-country season ended with a 10th-place finish at the 28-team Midwest Regional on Friday. Only the top-two teams and top-four individuals qualified for the NCAA Championships, neither the Illini as a team nor any individuals made the cut. No. 5 Iowa State won the meet with 6...

Winter improving for Illinois women’s cross-country

Winter improving for Illinois women’s cross-country

By Alex Wallner

November 11, 2014


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Growing up in Arlington Heights, Illinois, Hanna Winter was never much of a runner. She did other things. One of those things was read, which she still does today. “Reading helps me take my mind off things such as sports and school,” Winter said. “(It) provides me with a good balance.” Winter wa...

Illini women’s cross-country finishes 9th at Big Tens

Illini women’s cross-country finishes 9th at Big Tens

By Alex Wallner

November 3, 2014


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IOWA CITY, IOWA — The Illinois women’s cross-country team battled under tough conditions at the Big Ten Championships on Sunday in Iowa City, Iowa, but finished ninth of 14 teams. No. 1 Michigan State and No. 8 Wisconsin finished first and second, respectively. The finish might not have been what the te...

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