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Schneider's season sets the bar for Illinois women's cross-country team

By Mike Gasick

December 9, 2015

Tweet: Illinois women’s cross country kept improving through the season #IlliniBy Mike GasickStaff writerThe 2015 Illinois women’s cross-country team improved on many of its individual and overall performances from the 2014 season, paced by senior Alyssa Schneider, who had a career year.ssThe Illini open...

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...

Illinois women's cross-country team heads to Evanston to compete in Big Ten Championships

Illinois women's cross-country team heads to Evanston to compete in Big Ten Championships

By Mike Gasick

October 28, 2015

Illinois women’s cross-country Head Coach Scott Jones gave many of his top runners the day off at last week’s Illini Open.The decision gave the team an extra week of rest in preparation for this week’s Big Ten Championships. Senior Lindsey Rakosnik, sophomore Ellie Palacios and freshman Kristin...

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...

Illini women’s track and field heads to Rankin/Poehlein Invitational

Illini women’s track and field heads to Rankin/Poehlein Invitational

By Zoe Kaler

April 30, 2015

The Illinois women’s track and field team was originally scheduled to compete at the Bill Hayes Invite in Bloomington, Indiana, this weekend, but due to the possibility of the invite not having enough teams to compete, the Illini were admitted to the Rankin/Poehlein Invitational. Illinois will travel to West L...

Lack of support a cause for cuts

Lack of support a cause for cuts

By Thomas Dowling

February 23, 2015

In the same breath of announcing “It’s time to make education our top priority again,” Governor Bruce Rauner announced on Wednesday that he would cut 209 million dollars from the University.Many students, voters and nonvoters, were caught off guard by this huge budget cut, which accounts for 3...