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Illinois finishes 6th at Big Tens

Illinois finishes 6th at Big Tens

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 to beat four ranked Big Ten opponents, Illinois came into the conference championship hoping f...

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 men’s cross-country finishes 28th at Wisconsin Adidas Invite

By Matt Gertsmeier

October 20, 2014

Illinois’ senior Jannis Toepher took a tumble Friday and Illinois did too. The Illini men’s cross-country team’s troubles at the Wisconsin Adidas Invitational in Madison, Wis., began in the opening 800 meters when Toepher was tripped. Toepher, an All-Big Ten runner last year, was aiming to stay...

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...

Markham, McDonnell return for Greater Louisville Classic

By Matthew Gertsmeier

October 2, 2014

At 6:30 a.m., while most Illinois students are still slumbering in dreamland, Liam Markham and the Illini men’s cross-country team have just started practice. This week, the team’s focus at practice has revolved around the Greater Louisville Classic, scheduled for this Saturday in Louisville, Ken...

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...

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

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

By Matt Gertsmeier

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 teams from a lot of different parts of the country that we are not typically going to see,” said hea...

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...

Illini men’s cross-country coach returns home

By Christopher Kennedy

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. He spent hours on long bus rides through the Cascades to the Washington State Meet and on runs after ...

Cross-country coach returns to hometown in Washington for meet

By Christopher Kennedy

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. He spent hours on long bus rides through the Cascades to the Washington State Meet and on runs after ...

Illini men’s Cross Country kick off season with Illini Challenge

By Christopher Kennedy

August 28, 2014

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...

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