Women's Cross Country, Track & Field

Meagan Hynes
Meagan Hynes


Naperville, Ill.

High School:
Neuqua Valley HS

XC - Distance


I/O Eligibility:


43 Illini Honored as Big Ten Distinguished Scholars

Student-Athletes with GPAs of 3.7 or Higher Earn Special Recognition


Squads Head to Three Different Meets This Weekend

Majority heads to Texas; small distance crew to California; some to SIU


Illini Conclude Action at IU Relays

Personal and season bests set on Saturday


Many Set Personal Bests at IU Relays

Freshman Alyssa Schneider successful in 3,000m on Friday


Small Group to Compete at Indiana Relays

Fifteen Orange and Blue athletes will travel to Bloomigton


Orange and Blue Preview

Illinois placed second at the Orange and Blue Preview with Meghan Frigo finishing first with a time of 21:27.


Cross Country
2012 XC - Senior
Finished first for the Illini in her season debut at the Illini challenge, finishing with a career best 4K time of 15:31 ... Set a personal best 5K time at the Illinois Intercollegiate with a time of 18:42 ... Reset 5K personal best for the second time in as many meets at the Notre Dame Invitational, running a time of 18:28 ... Ran a personal best 6K time at Pre-Nationals, finishing with a time of 22:31 ... Competed at Big Ten Championships for the Illini for the first time in career ... Ended the season with a second place overall finish, first among her teammates, at the Hoosier Invitational ... Academic All-Big Ten.

2011 XC - Junior
Led the Illini and finished tenth overall with a 5K time of 19:15 at the Illini Open ... Finished fourth for the Orange and Blue and 21st overall with a 4K time of 16:06 at the Illini Challenge ... Placed seventh for the Illini and 13th overall at the Bradley Open with a three-mile time of 18:05 ... Clocked a 6K time of 22:45 at the Orange and Blue Preview while coming in seventh for the Illini and 20th overall ... Finished in a tie for seventh for the Illini and 59th overall with a 5K time of 18:50 at the Sean Earl Lakefront Invitational.

2010 XC - Sophomore
Made season debut at the Illini Challenge, beating her previous 4k personal-best time by 11 seconds and placing fourth for the Illini ... Trimmed over a minute off previous personal-best 5K time at the Illinois Intercollegiate Championships, placing sixth for the Illini ... Set a 6K personal-best at the Bradley Classic, knocking over a minute off her time ... Finished seventh for the team at the Illini Open.

2009 XC - Freshman
Made her collegiate debut at the Illini Challenge and ran the 4K race in 15:55.55 ... Finished fifth for the Illini at the Bradley Classic with a 6K time of 24:56 ... Placed 17th overall at the Illini Open with a 5K time of 20:27.


2013 Track and Field
Outdoor: Competed in the 3,000m steeplechase in two meets ... Set a lifetime best 3K steeplechase time of 11:13.91 at the Huskie Blue Demon Classic.

Indoor: Ran a career best 5K time of 17:59.29 at the Indiana Relays ... Ran the mile at the Illini Classic and the 3K at the Illini Open.

2012 Track and Field
Outdoor: Competed in the 3,000m steeplechase three times, including setting a career-best in the event at the Purdue Open Invitational with a time of 11:29.35 ... Placed third in the event at the Tom Botts Invitational and fifth at the EIU Big Blue Classic.

Indoor: Competed in the mile and the 3,000m ... Set a personal-best time of 5:10.67 in the mile at the EIU Friday Night Special ... Finished fourth at the Illinois Orange and Blue Open in the 3,000m with a career-best time of 10:07.49.

2011 Track and Field
Outdoor: Participated in the 1,500m and the 5,000m...Received her personal-best in the 1,500m with 5:10.25 at the Polytan Invitational...Also received a personal best at Mike Poehlein Invite in the 5,000m with 18:58.36.

Indoor: Placed fifth in the 800m at the Illini Open, recording her personal-best with a 2:23.41 ... Recorded her personal-best time in the mile with a 5:22.53 at Illinois Intercollegiate ... Ran her best in the 3,000m with a 10:31.31 at the EIU Friday Night Special.

2010 Track and Field
Outdoor: Did not compete.

Indoor: Competed in the 800m at four meets ... Placed seventh at the Illinois Intercollegiate with a personal-best time of 2:24.37 and matched that time at the EIU Friday Night Special.

High School
All-conference in cross country in 2007 and 2008 ... State qualifier in cross country in 2007 where her team finished in 5th place ... State qualifier in track and field from 2006-2008 ... Was named to the IHSA All-State Team in track and field in 2006 ... Lettered in cross country for three years and track and field for four years.

Daughter of Peter and Heidi Hynes ... Born January 31, 1991 ... Has two brothers, Jonathan and Joseph ... Her biggest thrill in sports comes from the team atmosphere and support system that comes from being on a team ... Her mom has most influenced her athletic career because she encouraged her to tryout for the cross country team in junior high ... High school coach was Tim McCoskey ... Majoring in elementary education.

Hynes' Personal Bests
Cross Country
3 Mile: 18:05 - Bradley Open (9/9/11)
4K: 15:31 - Illini Challenge (8/31/12)
5K: 18:28 - Notre Dame Invitational (9/28/12)
6K: 22:31 - Pre-Nationals (10/13/12)

1,500m: 4:44 - NCC Dr. Keeler Track & Field Meet (5/10/12)
5,000m: 18:58.36 - Mike Poehlein Invite (4/2/11)
3,000m Steeplechase: 11:13.91 - Huskie Blue Demon Classic (4/20/13)

800m: 2:23.41 - Illini Open (1/15/11)
Mile: 5:10.67 - EIU Friday Night Special (2/17/12)
3,000m: 10:07.49 - Illinois Orange and Blue Open (2/4/12)
5,000m: 17:59.29 - Indiana Relays (1/25/13)

Updated July 2013