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Illini’s men's cross-country season highlighted by second-place finish at Big Ten Championships

December 9, 2015

By Will MostStaff writerAfter a few years of struggling to make a name for itself in not only the NCAA but the Big Ten, the Illinois men’s cross-country team had a breakthrough season that ended second...

Lafond prepares for NCAA Championships

November 19, 2015

With its eighth place team finish at the Midwest Regionals last weekend, the 2015 Illinois men’s cross country season is complete with the exception of one member of head coach Jake Stewart’s team....

Illinois men's cross-country season ends on a sour note

November 16, 2015

After a thrilling finish at the Big Ten Championship — where they took second — the No. 19 Illini men's cross-country eighth-place finish in the Midwest Regionals effectively ends the...

?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...

Illinois men's cross-country take second at Big Ten Championships

Illinois' Dylan Lafond during the Big Ten men's cross-country championship in Evanston, Illinois, on Sunday. Lafond finished third and helped the Illini end the meet in second.
November 1, 2015

With just about a hundred meters left in the race, freshman Dan Lathrop kicked into a higher gear and started accelerating towards the finish line.With just about every other stride he passed his opponents,...

Illinois men's cross-country searches for success at two different meets

October 14, 2015

Just a couple weeks ago, the Illini finished fifth in the Greater Louisville Classic, a finish which made a statement that the Illini deserved to be recognized as one of the better teams in the Big Ten.lbSuccess...

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...

Illini men’s cross country heading to Spartan Invite

September 16, 2015

Illinois cross country’s Sean Pengelly is heading home to Michigan. His trip back home, however, won’t lead to him relaxing with family, catching up with friends or enjoying the comforts of home. Instead,...

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...

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