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Women's cross-country finishes 43rd in "disappointing" meet at Pre-Nationals

Audrey Blazek(251) and Denise Branch(253) keeping their pace steady at the Illini Challenge 2015 at the Arboretum on September 4.

By Mike Gasick

October 18, 2015

The Illinois women’s cross-country team had to work hard to get to the top-tier team race at this year’s Pre-Nationals meet.After a solid performance at last month’s Roy Griak Invitational in Minneapolis, Minnesota, the Illini qualified for the top-tier race to compete against higher-level compet...

Schneider named Big Ten Women's Cross Country Athlete of the Week

By Mike Gasick

September 30, 2015

Redshirt senior Alyssa Schneider was named Big Ten women's cross-country Athlete of the Week after her performance at Saturday's Roy Griak Invitational.Schneider ran the 6K course in 21 minutes and 27 seconds, which was good for fourth overall in the 26-team race. She finished first overall at the...

Schneider sets personal record at ISU Invitational

By Mike Gasick

September 16, 2015

Alyssa Schneider — Illinois’ top runner — just keeps getting better.Building off her strong performance at the season-opening Illini Challenge, the fifth-year senior completed the best race of her career with the Illini women’s cross country team.She finished the Country Financial ISU ...

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

Illinois' Hanna Winter (148), sophomore, and Britten Petrey (145), junior, pace themselves at the Illini Open 2014 at the Arborteum on Oct. 25th, 2014.

By Alex Wallner

December 16, 2014

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 cross-coutry’s Schmidt leaves with more than track success

By Alex Wallner

December 10, 2014

Illinois women’s cross-country senior Chloe Schmidt is someone who handles her business on the course and off of it as well. The civil engineering major came to Illinois from State College, Pennsylvania, and will leave with her degree and a solid cross-country and track career. At Illinois, Schmid...

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

Illinois' Colette Falsey, junior, earns first place at the Illini Open 2014 at the Arborteum on Oct. 25. The Illini did not qualify for the NCAA Championships. 

By Alex Wallner

November 17, 2014

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...

Illinois women’s cross-country ready for Midwest Regionals

Illinois’ Colette Falsey sprints towards the finish line at the Illini Open 2014 at the Arborteum on October 25.

By Alex Wallner

November 13, 2014

The Illinois women’s cross-country team is preparing for its next big meet on Friday, the Midwest Regionals, and has some things to prove to itself and to others. The top-two teams and top-four individual finishers at the meet will receive automatic bids to the NCAA Championships in Terre Haute, Ind...

Winter improving for Illinois women’s cross-country

Illinois' Hanna Winter, sophomore, earns fourth place at the Illini Open 2014 at the Arboretum on October 25th.

By Alex Wallner

November 11, 2014

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

Illinois women’s cross-country placed ninth at the Big Ten Championships in Iowa City, Iowa, this weekend. Michigan State finished first and Wisconsin finished second.

By Alex Wallner

November 3, 2014

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...

Schneider leads women’s cross-country into Big Tens

The Illinois men’s cross-country team starts off strong at the Illini Open 2014 at the Arborteum on Saturday. The team will compete for the Big Ten Championship on Sunday.

By Alex Wallner

October 30, 2014

Alyssa Schneider is the Illinois women’s cross-country team’s best runner and as the team prepares for the Big Ten championships on Sunday in Iowa City, Iowa, she is aiming for a strong finish, something she is familiar with. The junior from Bartlett, Illinois, has won three meets individually to go with four to...

Illinois women’s cross-country host Illini Classic

October 23, 2014

The Illinois women’s cross-country team returns to the Illinois Arboretum on Friday for the Illini Classic. This weekend is the last competition for Illinois before the Big Ten championships in Iowa City, Iowa. With the Big Tens coming up on Nov. 2, distance coach Scott Jones has decided to rest his t...

Illinois women’s cross-country wins at the Bradley Invite

October 20, 2014

Following a two-week layoff, the Illinois women’s cross country team won the 30-team Bradley Invite on Friday. Alyssa Schneider had the Illini’s top finish with a time of 20 minutes, 49 seconds, which put her third overall. Junior Colette Falsey finished 15th with a time of 21:39 and sophomore Han...

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