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Schneider's season sets the bar for Illinois women's cross-country team

By Mike Gasick

December 9, 2015

Tweet: Illinois women’s cross country kept improving through the season #IlliniBy Mike GasickStaff writerThe 2015 Illinois women’s cross-country team improved on many of its individual and overall performances from the 2014 season, paced by senior Alyssa Schneider, who had a career year.ssThe Illini open...

Illinois men’s cross country takes first in Rock Island

By Will Most

September 27, 2015

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...

Illini runner Blazek upping her contributions to team this season

By Mike Gasick

September 22, 2015

The heavy breathing, light-headedness and cramping that may affect runners during a cross-country race does not seem entirely appealing. For about 20 excruciating minutes, runners endure and try to combat these effects to cross the finish line in good standing and impressive time. So, what makes these a...

Despite obstacles, Illinois’ Alyssa Schneider continues to battle

Despite obstacles, Illinois’ Alyssa Schneider continues to battle

By Michal Dwojak, Assistant sports editor

November 19, 2014

She is the face of the Illinois women’s cross-country team. She is the lone runner on the team’s season poster. She has finished first for the Illini in all except one of the meets she has competed for the past two seasons. But if you saw her walking to class, you would have no idea who she is. ...

Illini men’s cross-country season ends at Regionals

November 15, 2014

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 men’s cross-country to send balanced group to Big Ten’s

Illinois men’s cross-country to send balanced group to Big Ten’s

October 30, 2014

Jake Stewart doesn’t feel experience is going to be a deciding factor for the Illinois men’s cross-country team at the Big Ten Championships in Iowa City, Iowa, on Sunday.  Even so, his team has plenty of it. Illinois’ nine-man roster features three seniors and three juniors on the nine-man ros...

Men’s cross-country, Markham prepare for Illini Open

Men’s cross-country, Markham prepare for Illini Open

By Matt Gertsmeier

October 23, 2014

For most of the Illinois men’s cross-country team, the Illini Open means a chance to run in front of friends and family. However, for junior Liam Markham, his family will be just as far away as they are when Illinois races in Minnesota.  Friday’s Illini Open will be the final meet of the regular se...

Illinois finishes 12th in Greater Louisville Classic

October 6, 2014

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 women’s cross-country finishes 18th at Roy Griak Invite

September 29, 2014

Fresh off of a win at the Illinois State Invite two weeks ago, the Illinois women’s cross-country team traveled to Minnesota on Sunday to compete in the Roy Griak Invite.   The Illini finished in 18th place in what was their first time competing at the 35-team event. No. 3 Michigan State won and ...

Basting leads cross-country to 7th-place finish

By Matt Gertsmeier

September 29, 2014

Bryce Basting has competed in many races during his collegiate career. Saturday, however, was different. For Basting, Saturday’s race was his first-ever wearing the Illinois orange and blue. Basting, a transfer from Eastern Illinois, finished second for the Illini and 20th overall in the Roy Griak Inv...

Men’s cross-country finishes second against Portland

By Christopher Kennedy

September 8, 2014

The Illini men’s cross-country team flew across the country this weekend to run against the No. 7 Portland Pilots. Portland won with a low score of 19, besting the Illini’s 36 in a meet where neither team ran at full strength. Several Illini are yet to make their season debut and only one of Portl...

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