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

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...

Top men’s cross country recruit makes his Illini debut

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...

Illini men’s cross country heading to Spartan Invite

September 16, 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,...

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

Illinois' Davis Fraker winds up for the throw during the hammer throw event at the Illinois Twilight meet on April 18.
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...

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...

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 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...

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,...

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