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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...

Top men’s cross country recruit makes his Illini debut

By Will Most

September 20, 2015

Jesse Reiser could have run anywhere. With an impressively quick 8 minute 55 second two mile and top-10 finishes in both Foot Locker Nationals and Nike Cross Nationals, freshman Reiser was in the conversation as one of the very best recruits in the nation. Of all the universities he could have attend...

Illini men’s cross country heading to Spartan Invite

By Will Most

September 17, 2015

Illinois cross country’s Sean Pengelly is heading home to Michigan. His trip back home, however, won’t lead to him relaxing with family, catching up with friends or enjoying the comforts of home. Instead, Pengelly, a transfer student from Michigan Tech, will attempt to follow up last weekend’s tea...

Illinois men’s track and field looks sharp in final meet before Big Ten Outdoor Championships

Illinois men’s track and field looks sharp in final meet before Big Ten Outdoor Championships

May 4, 2015

With the Big Ten Outdoor Championships less than two weeks away, little time remains for the Illinois men’s track and field team to sharpen its skills. Despite the fact that there was no team competition or silverware on the line, the Illini had yet another solid showing Saturday in Iowa City, Iowa, ...

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 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 in the race, the Illini were in second place, an automatic qualifying spot for Nationals. However...

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 in the 10K race at Bradley in Peoria, Illinois. Oklahoma State and Tulsa finished first and second, respectiv...

Illinois men’s cross-country gears up for Regionals

By Matt Gertsmeir

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 transferring and running in an orange and blue one. Jannis Toepfer studied in the Netherlands bef...

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 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 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...

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...

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