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Illinois women’s cross-country hopes to take next step in 2015

Illinois women’s cross-country hopes to take next step in 2015

By Alex Wallner

December 16, 2014


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The Illinois women’s cross-country season was marked by inconsistency. “I think the season was successful, but didn’t end the way we had hoped it would be,” junior Britten Petrey said. “Overall, it was a step in the right direction for next season for us to set higher goals, work even harder...

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

By Alex Wallner

December 10, 2014


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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

Despite obstacles, Illinois’ Alyssa Schneider continues to battle

By Michal Dwojak, Assistant sports editor

November 19, 2014


Filed under Cross Country, Sports

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

By Alex Wallner

November 17, 2014


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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 women’s cross-country ready for Midwest Regionals

By Alex Wallner

November 13, 2014


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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

Winter improving for Illinois women’s cross-country

By Alex Wallner

November 11, 2014


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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

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

By Alex Wallner

November 3, 2014


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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

Schneider leads women’s cross-country into Big Tens

By Alex Wallner

October 30, 2014


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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...

Illini win seven-team Illini Open

Illini win seven-team Illini Open

By Alex Wallner

October 27, 2014


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Another meet in the books and another win were just what the Illinois women’s cross-country team planned on. Illinois won the Illini Open on Friday over Bradley, Northwestern, Butler, Loyola, Purdue and Eastern Illinois. Junior Colette Falsey won the meet and five Illini finished in the top 10. Eve...

Illinois women’s cross-country host Illini Classic

October 23, 2014


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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...

Illinois women’s cross-country wins at the Bradley Invite

October 20, 2014


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Following a two-week layoff, the Illinois women’s cross country team won the 30-team Bradley Invite on Friday. Alyssa Schneider had the Illini’s top finish with a time of 20 minutes, 49 seconds, which put her third overall. Junior Colette Falsey finished 15th with a time of 21:39 and sophomore Han...

Illinois women’s cross-country prepares for the Bradley Invite

October 17, 2014


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With the Big Ten championships looming, the Illinois women’s cross-country team is racking up much-needed experience The Illini have two meets before the conference championship begins, with the first coming Friday at the Bradley Invite. The meet will take place at the Newman Golf Course in Peoria,...

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