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Illini men’s track and field dominates in Las Vegas

March 30, 2015

After wrapping up a promising indoor season earlier this month, the Illinois men’s track and field team kicked off its outdoor season with a dominating performance at the UNLV Spring Invitational on...

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...

Illini men’s cross-country season ends at Regionals

November 15, 2014

The Illinois men’s cross-country team’s hope of continuing its season ended Friday when it failed to finish in the top two of the NCAA Midwest Regional. The team took fifth place out of 29 teams...

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 to send balanced group to Big Ten’s

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.
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...

Basting leads cross-country to 7th-place finish

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,...

Illinois men’s cross-country looks to the future with youth movement

May 14, 2014

With 17 underclassmen on the roster, it was expected for the Illinois men’s cross-country team to experience a down season while grooming its young athletes for NCAA competition. However, senior Jannis...

Illini come into Twilight Invite with strong early outdoor season

April 11, 2014

This Saturday marks Illinois’ first home outdoor track meet since 2010. And after four years, the team is ready to put on a show for its home fans.   “We’re going to be out in full force and everybody’s...

Illinois Twilight Invite will be Illini men’s track and field team’s 1st home meet in 4 years

April 10, 2014

It’s been a while since the Illini last hosted an outdoor track meet. The Illinois Twilight Invite was last run in 2010. A few months earlier the Winter Olympics wrapped up — in Vancouver, and Peyton...

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