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Illinois women’s cross-country finishes 18th at Roy Griak Invite

September 29, 2014

Fresh off of a win at the Illinois State Invite two weeks ago, the Illinois women’s cross-country team traveled to Minnesota on Sunday to compete in the Roy Griak Invite.   The Illini finished in 18th place in what was their first time competing at the 35-team event. No. 3 Michigan State won and ...

Illinois women’s cross-country prepares for Roy Griak Invite

September 25, 2014

The Illinois women’s cross-country team looks to build on a first-place finish at Illinois State two weeks ago at Saturday’s Roy Griak Invite in Minneapolis. This will be the Illini’s first time competing in the meet and the third meet of the season.  In the season-opening Illini Challenge at...

Illinois women’s cross-country to run in Illinois State Invite

Members of the Fighting Illini women's track and cross country team run the second lap of the course during the Illini Challenge at the UI Arboretum on Friday, Aug. 29, 2014. The women's cross country placed second with a combined total of 31 points.

September 11, 2014

Head coach Scott Jones looks to use the Illinois State Invite on Friday as a start to his plan of building a strong foundation for the Illinois women’s cross-country team.  Entering his second year as head coach, Jones said Friday’s meet will be essential for long-term success.  “There’s alwa...

2013 was transition year for Illinois women’s cross-country

May 14, 2014

The 100th Illinois women’s cross-country season was a year of transition as the runners became acquainted with first-year head coach Scott Jones. After being hired the day before the team started practice in August, Jones believed the year was spent developing relationships and trust needed to become a c...

Schneider head to nationals for Illini cross-country

November 21, 2013

Alyssa Schneider will look to build upon momentum from the NCAA regional as she prepares to run in the NCAA Championships on Saturday. The sophomore Schneider was projected to finish in the twenties but ended up finishing fifth overall at regionals.  “I was surprised to finish as well as I did,...

Illinois women’s cross-country team finishes 8th, Schneider qualifies for nationals

By Michal Dwojak

November 18, 2013

Sophomore Alyssa Schneider finished fifth overall and qualified for the NCAA national meet as the Illinois women’s cross-country team placed eighth in a field of 30 at the NCAA Midwest Regional meet on Friday. “I’m really happy and excited for Alyssa,” head coach Scott Jones said. “She ran a...

Poor Big Ten finishes motivates women’s cross-country at regionals

By Michal Dwojak

November 14, 2013

The Illinois women’s cross-country team will use its finish at the Big Ten Championships as motivation at the NCAA Midwest Regional meet this Friday. “We were disappointed with our finish at Big Tens,” sophomore Amanda Fox said. “We plan on using this disappointment to push us to compete at r...

DeSilva announced Big Ten men’s Runner of the Week

October 26, 2010

Illinois junior Chris DeSilva earned Big Ten men’s cross country Runner of the Week honors. DeSilva’s first weekly honor comes after his first place finish at the Illini Open Friday. DeSilva had a time of 25:10 in the eight-kilometer race, placing him six seconds faster than his competition. The Il...

Men’s cross country hope to end season on high note

By Emily Bayci

November 14, 2008

The Fighting Illini men's cross country team is sure of one thing - there must be improvement this weekend. After a disappointing ninth-place finish at the Big Ten Championships last Sunday, the Illini are ready to rebound at the NCAA Midwest Regional Championships in Oklahoma on Saturday. "One of our ...

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