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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...

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

Illinois' Alex Gold (207), freshman, keeps a brisk pace at the Illini Open 2014 at the Arborteum on October 25th.
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...

Men’s cross-country, Markham prepare for Illini Open

The Fighting Illini mean's track and cross country team start their race during the Illini Challenge at the UI Arboretum on Aug. 29, 2014. The women's cross country placed second with a combined total of 31 points.
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...

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

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...

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

The Fighting Illini men’s track and cross country team start their race during the Illini Challenge at the UI Arboretum on Aug. 29. 
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...

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...

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