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Family rivalry leaves big shoes to fill

Family rivalry leaves big shoes to fill

Sarah Rogers, Features Editor

November 13, 2018

Austin Nolan is working to outrun his father. The junior accounting and finance major has a goal to beat the school record of 23 minutes 43 seconds for the 5-mile race. The record was set in 1983 by Nolan’s dad, James. “I was pretty close to running under 24 minutes for 8K this year, and I woul...

Former USI runner heads to Olympic Trials

Former USI runner heads to Olympic Trials

Sarah Loesch, Sports Editor

January 12, 2016

“Anything you do, your world can change in a second,” Platt said. “Even though it was my worst fear come true, it’s something you just have to cope with and deal with and you have to move on.”

‘No-brainer inductee’ enters Hall of Fame

‘No-brainer inductee’ enters Hall of Fame

Sarah Loesch, Sports Editor

January 12, 2016

Heather Platt spent three years as a runner at USI before she was diagnosed with bipolar disorder. “As amazing as my running career was, it ended very abruptly and really quickly,” she said. “Yes, I accomplished a lot, but I never got a degree.” Now, she will be inducted into the USI Athletic Hall of Fam...

Cross country closes: Roberts says teams focus on ‘keeping positive’

Cross country closes: Roberts says teams focus on ‘keeping positive’

Sarah Loesch, Sports Editor

December 1, 2015

Johnnie Guy isn’t pleased with how the men’s cross country season ended. “I think it went pretty awful for pretty much everyone,” the senior engineering major said. “Everything went wrong that could have.” In the second to last race of the season Guy came down with flu-like sy...

Stay the course: Hillyard named coach of the year, teams move to NCAA Championships

Stay the course: Hillyard named coach of the year, teams move to NCAA Championships

Mackenzie Drew

November 4, 2015

Mike Hillyard was named cross-country coach of the year after the teams won the GLVC Championships. “To be honest it’s pretty much a given most years that if your team wins you’re given that honor,” Hillyard said. “It’s a reflection of our kids more than anything.” Hillyard ran cross-...

Roberts sets pace for strong season

Roberts sets pace for strong season

Mackenzie Drew

September 29, 2015

Sophomore cross country runner, Emily Roberts won the Little State Championship at the Indiana Intercollegiate Sept. 18. Roberts helped lead the university’s  women’s cross country team to second place. The team was one of 19 teams competing in this division. Roberts crossed the finish line with a...

Men’s cross country excels at Stegemoller Classic

Alyssa Smith

September 14, 2015

  Men’s Cross Country won the Stegemoller Classic by 21 points Friday. The meet took place at Angel Mounds and senior Johnnie Guy finished first with 6k times of 18:44.4, a pace of 5:02. Junior Josh guy crossed the finish line third overall in a 19:08.4 while junior Noah Lutz was fifth overa...

Five USI runners make top 10

Five USI runners make top 10

Alyssa Smith

September 7, 2015

Sophomore Emily Roberts wins the Stegemoller Classic by five seconds Friday. The Eagles had five runners in the top 10 but fell short by one point, 27-28, to Bellarmine University, which had three runners in the top five individual spots. The classic was held at Angel Mounds State Park. ...

Cross country sets pace for season

Cross country sets pace for season

Sarah Loesch

September 1, 2015

The first cross country meet of the season comes with no real expectations for head coach Mike Hillyard, but it does not mean there are no expectations as the season continues. As the head coach for both men and women’s cross country, Hillyard has a lot of student athletes on his radar. For many o...

Injured runner steps into new role

Injured runner steps into new role

Bradie Gray

September 17, 2014

  Nearly one year ago, Sarah Goffinet underwent thirteen hours of surgery after a nearly fatal car accident. Goffinet was following her mother home to Tell City after a shopping trip on November 1, 2013, when she collided with a flatbed truck carrying a utility tractor. She was trapped in th...

Women’s cross country team opens 2014 season

Bradie Gray

September 4, 2014

USI will host the Stegemoller Classic Friday at 6 p.m. at Angel Mounds. USI, Bellarmine University, Cedarville University, Frontier Community College, Kentucky Wesleyan College, Maryville University, McKendree University, Oakland City University, and Rend Lake College will all be competing in the classic.

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