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Illini women’s track and field opens outdoor season at Baldy Castillo Invitational

By Alex Wallner

March 19, 2015

The Illinois women’s track and field team will compete this weekend in Tempe, Arizona, at the Baldy Castillo Invitational. This meet marks the beginning of a two-month long race to the Big Ten Outdoor Championships. Illinois is coming off a ninth-place finish out of 14 teams at the Big Ten Indoor Champi...

Illini women’s track prepares for Notre Dame Meyo Invitational

By Alex Wallner

February 5, 2015

Coming off a week-long layoff, the Illinois women’s track and field team is preparing for the annual Meyo Invitational, hosted by Notre Dame this weekend. The level of competition is not as high as it was in the Illini’s previous meet, but the Meyo Invitational tends to draw top-25 teams. Last y...

Six Illini finish in top 10 at Rod McCravy Memorial Meet

January 26, 2015

At an event filled with high-quality opponents, six different Illini finish in the top-10 in six different events at the Rod McCravy Memorial Meet in Lexington, Kentucky, over the weekend. Senior Breeana Coleman finished sixth in the 60-meter hurdles, sophomore Nicole Choquette finished seventh in the 8...

Illinois women’s track prepare for the Rod McCravy Memorial Meet

By Alex Wallner

January 22, 2015

The Illinois women’s track and field team is preparing for its toughest test of the indoor season this weekend, the annual Rod McCravy Memorial Meet in Lexington, Kentucky. Host school No. 6 Kentucky highlights what could be a competitive field at this year’s event. Last year, the Wildcats won the e...

Illinois cross-coutry’s Schmidt leaves with more than track success

By Alex Wallner

December 10, 2014

Illinois women’s cross-country senior Chloe Schmidt is someone who handles her business on the course and off of it as well. The civil engineering major came to Illinois from State College, Pennsylvania, and will leave with her degree and a solid cross-country and track career. At Illinois, Schmid...

Despite obstacles, Illinois’ Alyssa Schneider continues to battle

Alyssa Schneider earns the first place finish during the Illini Challenge at the UI Arboretum on Aug. 29. Schneider has finished first for the Illini in all except one meet.

By Michal Dwojak, Assistant sports editor

November 19, 2014

She is the face of the Illinois women’s cross-country team. She is the lone runner on the team’s season poster. She has finished first for the Illini in all except one of the meets she has competed for the past two seasons. But if you saw her walking to class, you would have no idea who she is. ...

Illinois women’s cross-country finish 10th at Midwest Regional

Illinois' Colette Falsey, junior, earns first place at the Illini Open 2014 at the Arborteum on Oct. 25. The Illini did not qualify for the NCAA Championships. 

By Alex Wallner

November 17, 2014

The Illinois women’s cross-country season ended with a 10th-place finish at the 28-team Midwest Regional on Friday. Only the top-two teams and top-four individuals qualified for the NCAA Championships, neither the Illini as a team nor any individuals made the cut. No. 5 Iowa State won the meet with 6...

Illinois women’s cross-country ready for Midwest Regionals

Illinois’ Colette Falsey sprints towards the finish line at the Illini Open 2014 at the Arborteum on October 25.

By Alex Wallner

November 13, 2014

The Illinois women’s cross-country team is preparing for its next big meet on Friday, the Midwest Regionals, and has some things to prove to itself and to others. The top-two teams and top-four individual finishers at the meet will receive automatic bids to the NCAA Championships in Terre Haute, Ind...

Winter improving for Illinois women’s cross-country

Illinois' Hanna Winter, sophomore, earns fourth place at the Illini Open 2014 at the Arboretum on October 25th.

By Alex Wallner

November 11, 2014

Growing up in Arlington Heights, Illinois, Hanna Winter was never much of a runner. She did other things. One of those things was read, which she still does today. “Reading helps me take my mind off things such as sports and school,” Winter said. “(It) provides me with a good balance.” Winter wa...

Illini women’s cross-country finishes 9th at Big Tens

Illinois women’s cross-country placed ninth at the Big Ten Championships in Iowa City, Iowa, this weekend. Michigan State finished first and Wisconsin finished second.

By Alex Wallner

November 3, 2014

IOWA CITY, IOWA — The Illinois women’s cross-country team battled under tough conditions at the Big Ten Championships on Sunday in Iowa City, Iowa, but finished ninth of 14 teams. No. 1 Michigan State and No. 8 Wisconsin finished first and second, respectively. The finish might not have been what the te...

Schneider leads women’s cross-country into Big Tens

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.

By Alex Wallner

October 30, 2014

Alyssa Schneider is the Illinois women’s cross-country team’s best runner and as the team prepares for the Big Ten championships on Sunday in Iowa City, Iowa, she is aiming for a strong finish, something she is familiar with. The junior from Bartlett, Illinois, has won three meets individually to go with four to...

Illinois women’s cross-country host Illini Classic

October 23, 2014

The Illinois women’s cross-country team returns to the Illinois Arboretum on Friday for the Illini Classic. This weekend is the last competition for Illinois before the Big Ten championships in Iowa City, Iowa. With the Big Tens coming up on Nov. 2, distance coach Scott Jones has decided to rest his t...

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