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Illini men’s track led by Viney at Stanford Invite

Illini men’s track led by Viney at Stanford Invite

By Will Most

April 3, 2016


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@IlliniMTrack kick their outdoor season off with a decent performance at Stanford Invite. #IlliniIn a season with many key athletes under redshirt, Illinois men’s track went into their weekend meet in California hoping to see some of the younger members of their team succeed.Instead one of their o...

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

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

By Will Most

February 21, 2016


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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...

Big chance for the Illini to succeed at conference championship

By Will Most

October 28, 2015


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The Illinois men’s cross-country team came full circle this fall, beginning its season with the Illini Challenge and ending with the Illini Open, both run at the Illinois Arboretum. But now, the Illini leave all the comforts of home and the competition ramps up.While Illinois’ young roster will ...

Illinois men’s cross country takes first in Rock Island

By Will Most

September 27, 2015


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On Friday, three Illinois runners, including two returning from injuries, placed in the top-five at the Brissman-Lundeen Invite to give the Illini their first win of the season.Redshirt senior Ian Barnett, who was making his season debut after battling a sore glute, took second. Senior Jereme Atchison, w...

Illinois men’s cross country with eyes set on the end of season

Illinois men’s cross country with eyes set on the end of season

By Emma McGowen

September 8, 2015


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The Illinois men’s cross country team has a long road of meets this season, as always. But besides the events leading up to it, the Illinois runners already have their eyes set on the end of their season conference at the Big Ten Conference Championship meet on Nov. 1. Junior Dylan Lafond said the ...

Illini men's cross-country hope to bounce back after disappointing 2014

By Emma McGowen

August 25, 2015


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After coming in fifth place at the NCAA Midwest Regional meet last season, the Illinois men’s cross-country team trained throughout the summer with the hope of finishing in better standings at the Big Ten Championships this year and making it to Nationals.With last season having been plagued by injuries, includi...

Illinois men’s track and field wins third meet of outdoor season

Illinois men’s track and field wins third meet of outdoor season

April 13, 2015


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The Illinois men’s track and field team had seven first-place finishes Saturday, contributing to its third outdoor competition victory of the season at the Jim Click Shootout in Tucson, Arizona. In the event hosted by the University of Arizona, the Illini competed in a field that included Arizona, Purdue,...

Barnett breaks 30-year-old school record at Rod McCravy Memorial Meet

By Will Small

January 26, 2015


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Head coach Mike Turk was a pretty big fan of the Illinois men’s track team after its weekend success at the Rod McCravy Memorial Meet. “It was a great meet with a bunch of highly ranked teams and I feel like we competed really well,” Turk said. “We showed we truly are a well-rounded team.” Ju...

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

December 16, 2014


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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, as the team ended its season by placing fifth at the NCAA Regional meet. Stewart claimed the team...

Illinois men’s cross-country ends season at Regionals

November 17, 2014


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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 in the race, the Illini were in second place, an automatic qualifying spot for Nationals. However...

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...

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