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

September 29, 2014


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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 ...

Men’s cross-country finishes second against Portland

By Christopher Kennedy

September 8, 2014


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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...

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 cross-country’s veteran squad full of potential

By Christopher Kennedy

August 25, 2014


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Last year, the Illinois men’s cross-country team entered the national rankings for the first time in 16 years. Its stay in the polls only lasted two weeks.   Look for them to stick around much longer this year.  The entire top seven from the Big Ten Championship and NCAA Regional lineups returns...

2013 was transition year for Illinois women’s cross-country

May 14, 2014


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The 100th Illinois women’s cross-country season was a year of transition as the runners became acquainted with first-year head coach Scott Jones. After being hired the day before the team started practice in August, Jones believed the year was spent developing relationships and trust needed to become a c...