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

By Mike Gasick

December 8, 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...

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

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

By Mike Gasick

November 18, 2015

Saturday, 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 for the opportunity to have her final race be at the national championships competition.“I am extremely...

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...

Our kind of thing: a Fighting Illini family

Our kind of thing: a Fighting Illini family

By Alexis Casati

November 16, 2015

Being a student-athlete is a tricky thing. It’s an emotional thing, it’s a mental thing, and it’s a physical thing.And as surprising as this may sound, I haven't found many outside of college sports that are able to do justice to just how amazing an experience it is.But balancing all of these feeli...

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 ...

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 set for in Illini Open

By Mike Gasick

October 21, 2015

The Illini women's cross-country team entered last week’s Pre-Nationals race without star redshirt senior Alyssa Schneider.Schneider had been dealing with a lingering minor toe injury, and head coach Scott Jones decided to keep her out of the race for precautionary reasons. The team will again ...

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...

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...

Illini Women's Cross Country runner Winter happy to choose running at an early age

By Mike Gasick

October 6, 2015

A child’s first experiences with sports are often monumental.Maybe it was the first time they scored in a soccer match, hit a t-ball or made a basket. Popular sports like soccer, baseball and basketball are outlets for children to participate in physical activity and have fun.But, for Illinois wom...

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