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

By Will Most

December 9, 2015


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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 place at the Big Ten Championships in NovemberRB.After a couple smaller events to kick off the year, the Illini ...

Lafond prepares for NCAA Championships

By Lauren Mroz

November 19, 2015


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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. Junior Dylan Lafond finished eighth individually at the meet, which qualifies him to compete this...

Our kind of thing: a Fighting Illini family

Our kind of thing: a Fighting Illini family

By Alexis Casati

November 17, 2015


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Being a student-athlete is a tricky thing. It’s an emotional thing, it’s a mental thing, and it’s a physical thing.And as surprising as this may sound, I haven't found many outside of college sports that are able to do justice to just how amazing an experience it is.But balancing all of these feeli...

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

By Will Most

November 16, 2015


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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’s season. However, junior Dylan Lafond’s individual eighth place finish earned him a bid to r...

?Illini men’s cross-country look to continue strong season

By Will Most

November 11, 2015


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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 — a promising one, but one with no big wins — had an entirely different spin. The Ill...

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

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

By Will Most

November 2, 2015


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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, eventually crossing the Big Ten Championship finish line in 20th, helping the Illinois men’...

Big chance for the Illini to succeed at conference championship

By Will Most

October 28, 2015


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The Illinois men’s cross-country team came full circle this fall, beginning its season with the Illini Challenge and ending with the Illini Open, both run at the Illinois Arboretum. But now, the Illini leave all the comforts of home and the competition ramps up.While Illinois’ young roster will ...

By Will Most

October 25, 2015


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Jannelle Flaws, Nicole Breece, Aliina Weykamp and Anastasia Medellin were all honored for senior night before the Illini soccer game against Northwestern on Saturday. But it was the only celebrating the Illini would be doing all night.The Illini failed to find the back of the net, losing 2-0 to the Wildc...

IIllini Open offers a final breather before Big Ten Championships

By Will Most

October 22, 2015


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After a long and challenging road stint, the Illini are coming home for the first time since their season opener, the Illini Challenge. While the Illini Open might seem like an opportunity for what is one of the better Illinois cross-country teams in years to showcase its roster in front of its hometo...

Illinois men's cross country runs two different meets with mixed results

Illinois men's cross country runs two different meets with mixed results

By Will Most

October 18, 2015


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Going into the weekend, the Illini men’s cross country team had visions of major success for both the Adidas Wisconsin Invite and the Bradley Classic.The invite offered Illinois a chance to prove that its cross country team deserves national recognition, while the Classic presented an opportunity to sh...

Illini finish 43rd in "disappointing" meet at Pre-Nationals

By Mike Gasick

October 18, 2015


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@IlliniWXC finished 43rd at Pre-Nationals meet. #IlliniBy Mike GasickContributing writerThe Ilinois women’s cross-country team had to work hard to reach a race filled with top-tier teams at this year’s Pre-Nationals meet.After a solid performance at last month’s Roy Griak Invitational in Minneapolis, Minn...

Illinois men's cross country make waves to start October

Illinois men's cross country make waves to start October

By Will Most

October 5, 2015


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For the Illinois men’s cross-country team, the month of October presents an opportunity to step up against top-ranked competition for the first time this season.At the Greater Louisville Classic on Saturday, the Illini did just that, placing fifth in a talented field, and second among Big Ten teams ...

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