The Daily Illini

Illini women's cross-country's Schneider heads to NCAA Championships

By Mike Gasick

November 18, 2015

Tweet: Schneider heads to final race of her college career. @IlliniWXC #IlliniBy Mike GasickStaff writerSaturday, Illinois women’s cross-country runner Alyssa Schneider will put a close to her cross-country career at the NCAA Championships in Louisville, Kentucky.Schneider said that she is thankful fo...

Schneider qualifies for NCAA Championships

By Mike Gasick

November 15, 2015

At the NCAA Midwest Regional on Saturday, Alyssa Schneider showed how much she wants to compete in one more collegiate cross-country race.The redshirt senior continued her torrid pace after taking two weeks off during the middle of the season. She completed the race in 20 minutes and 12 se...

Illini women's cross-country to compete in NCAA Regional Championships

By Mike Gasick

November 11, 2015

Tweet: @IlliniWXC to compete in NCAA Regionals on Friday. #IlliniBy Mike GasickAlyssa Schneider isn't done yet.After finishing third at the Big Ten Championships in Evanston, Illinois, the redshirt senior wants to extend her cross-country career one more week at the NCAA Regional Championships. The ...

Big chance for the Illini to succeed at conference championship

By Will Most

October 28, 2015

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 ...

New faces compete for women's cross country at Illini Open

By Mike Gasick

October 25, 2015

The Illinois women’s cross-country team entered Friday’s Illini Open without many of its top runners.Redshirt senior Alyssa Schneider, juniors Hanna Winter and Valerie Bobart and redshirt sophomore Audrey Blazek were given the day off. Head coach Scott Jones said he wanted his top runners to be as...

Women's cross-country finishes 43rd in "disappointing" meet at Pre-Nationals

Women's cross-country finishes 43rd in "disappointing" meet at Pre-Nationals

By Mike Gasick

October 18, 2015

The Illinois women’s cross-country team had to work hard to get to the top-tier team race at this year’s Pre-Nationals meet.After a solid performance at last month’s Roy Griak Invitational in Minneapolis, Minnesota, the Illini qualified for the top-tier race to compete against higher-level compet...

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

By Mike Gasick

October 18, 2015

@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...

For Illini cross-country’s Bobart, running opens doors

For Illini cross-country’s Bobart, running opens doors

By Mike Gasick

September 29, 2015

Whether it be a new food item, school club or sport, college students have been accustomed to hearing the phrase, “It’s always good to try new things,” from parents, teachers and friends.For Illinois women’s cross-country junior Valerie Bobart, running opened up a wealth of opportunities and suc...

Schneider sets personal record at ISU Invitational

By Mike Gasick

September 16, 2015

Alyssa Schneider — Illinois’ top runner — just keeps getting better.Building off her strong performance at the season-opening Illini Challenge, the fifth-year senior completed the best race of her career with the Illini women’s cross country team.She finished the Country Financial ISU ...

Illini women's track and field leans on individuals for success

By Zoe Kaler

May 10, 2015

The Illinois women’s cross country team won three meets during the season: the Illinois State Invite, the Bradley Invite and the Illini Open.Senior Alyssa Schneider was a key performer this season. She claimed individual victories at two of the team’s five regular season meets: the Illinois Challenge an...