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

By Will Most

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 at their upcoming meets this weekend, however, could make an entirely different statement.W...

Illini men's cross-country hope to bounce back after disappointing 2014

By Emma McGowen

August 25, 2015

After coming in fifth place at the NCAA Midwest Regional meet last season, the Illinois men’s cross-country team trained throughout the summer with the hope of finishing in better standings at the Big Ten Championships this year and making it to Nationals.With last season having been plagued by injuries, includi...

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, as the team ended its season by placing fifth at the NCAA Regional meet. Stewart claimed the team...

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...

Illinois men’s cross-country fails to place at Illini Open

Illinois men’s cross-country fails to place at Illini Open

October 27, 2014

In its final regular season meet at the Illini Open, the Illinois men’s cross-country team did not place. Only three Illini runners finished the race. The NCAA requires a minimum of five runners to finish for a team to place. Bradley took first in the four-team field, excluding Illinois.  However,...

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 heads to Wisconsin Adidas Invitational

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

By Matt Gertsmeier

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 against 19 nationally ranked opponents in the 38-team field, including conference opponents No. 9 Wisc...

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...

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...

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

By Thomas Donley

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 Toepfer and the Illini put together a solid campaign on which to build for the future, finishing in ...

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