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?Illini men’s cross-country look to continue strong season

November 11, 2015

After the Illinois men's cross country team slowly realized that they had taken second in the Big Ten Championship, the joy spread across the team's faces was evident. Suddenly, the team's season...

Big chance for the Illini to succeed at conference championship

October 28, 2015

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...

Illinois men’s cross country takes first in Rock Island

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,...

Top men’s cross country recruit makes his Illini debut

September 20, 2015

Jesse Reiser could have run anywhere. With an impressively quick 8 minute 55 second two mile and top-10 finishes in both Foot Locker Nationals and Nike Cross Nationals, freshman Reiser was in the conversation...

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

December 16, 2014

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,...

Illinois men’s cross-country ends season at Regionals

November 17, 2014

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...

Illinois men’s cross-country gears up for Regionals

November 13, 2014

Brendan McDonnell ran for three years on Illinois’ club cross-country team before impressing coaches and earning a spot on the varsity team. Bryce Basting used to wear an Eastern Illinois uniform before...

Home away from home for Illinois’ Jannis Toepfer

Toepfer celebrates last season.
November 11, 2014

Check Illinois men’s cross-country results from the last three years, and one name is consistently at the top: Jannis Toepfer. This season is his last for the Illini and then the 25-year-old graduate...

Illinois finishes 6th at Big Tens

Illinois’ Jannis Toepfer (159) runs in the Big Ten Championships this weekend in Iowa City, Iowa. Toepfer placed first for the Illini and 23rd overall.
November 3, 2014

IOWA CITY, IOWA — Disappointed expressions lurked on the Illinois’ men’s cross-country team’s faces after its sixth place finish at the Big Ten Conference Championship meet on Sunday. With a chance...

Illinois men’s cross-country heads to Wisconsin Adidas Invitational

The Fighting Illini men’s track and cross country team start their race during the Illini Challenge at the UI Arboretum on Aug. 29. 
October 16, 2014

With a two-week break from competition, the Illinois men’s cross-country team is set to race in the Wisconsin Adidas Invitational on Friday. This will be the Illini’s toughest meet so far, going up...

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

The Fighting Illini men's track and cross-country team start their race during the Illini Challenge at the UI Arboretum on Aug. 29. After a three week break, the Illini will head to the Roy Griak Invite in Minnesota on Saturday.
September 25, 2014

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...

Illini men’s cross-country coach returns home

September 4, 2014

Jake Stewart is returning home. Born and raised in Kelso, Washington, he grew up as much at his home as he did at Tam O’Shara Park, where the Kelso High School Hilanders’ cross-country course lies....

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