PEORIA, Ill. – The Illinois men’s and women’s cross country teams wrapped up competition at the Bradley Pink Classic on Friday. The men’s team earned silver with 121 points, while the women’s team did not register a team score. Senior Jack Roberts collected his third individual win on the season with a time of 24:08.4 in today’s 8k. He hasn’t finished any lower than second all year. Junior Halle Hill finished second in the women’s 6k with a new personal-best time of 20:36.9, which also ranks ninth-best in program history.
Sophomore Alex Partlow extended his streak of top-10 finishes to four with his fifth-place finish (24:22.3). Sophomore Brady Masters rounded out the top 10 for the Illini when he crossed 10th and clocked a 24:37.0. Junior Anthony Maida made it four Illini in the top 20 with his 17th-place finish (24:39.5).
Five Illini runners competed in the early Open races: senior Will O’Brien; sophomore Shawn Juliette; and freshmen Kyle Clark, Avril Andre, and Isabella Daley. Andre placed third in her Illini debut (22:17.5), while Daley placed 52nd (24:07.1). Clark placed fourth overall with a new personal best (25:20.7), O’Brien placed 53rd (26:44.5), and Juliette placed 69th with a new personal best (26:56.8).
MEN’S TEAM RESULTS (POINTS):
1. IUPUI (118)
2. Illinois (121)
3. Wichita State (155)
4. Bradley (160)
5. Cincinnati (165)
MEN’S INDIVIDUAL 8K RESULTS (INVITE):
WOMEN’S INDIVIDUAL 6K RESULTS (INVITE):
MEN’S INDIVIDUAL 8K RESULTS (OPEN):
WOMEN’S INDIVIDUAL 6K RESULTS (OPEN):
The Fighting Illini cross country teams are back in action on Friday, Oct. 27, for the Big Ten Championships in Madison, Wis.