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Chicago men's and women's cross country place eight runners on UAA Silver Anniversary Teams

UAA Men's Cross Country Team

UAA Women's Cross Country Team

CHICAGO, Ill. -- Eight runners from the University of Chicago men's and women's cross country teams were named to the University Athletic Association Silver Anniversary Teams.

The 25th Anniversary Teams are composed of each student-athlete who finished as Individual Champion or accumulated five or more points with two points awarded for All-Association first-team recognition, and one point for second-team honors in his career. A total of 78 athletes (37 men, 41 women) were on the teams.

- Women's Cross Country

The Maroons had six representatives on the women's cross country list, led by Rhaina Echols. Echols was a repeat UAA Individual Champion (1998-99), a four-time First Team selection (1996-99) and the 1999 NCAA individual champion.

Margaret Bradley picked up four All-UAA selections, twice for First Team (1998-99) and twice for Second Team (1997, 2001). Bradley was also a 1999 All-American.

Sarah Wiehe earned three First Team and one Second Team All-UAA honors from 1990-93. 2010 All-American Liz Lawton had one First Team (2010) and one Second Team (2008) to her credit.

Two-time All-American Wendy Sullivan (2000-01) picked up two First Team honors in those same years. Jessica Winter, a 2005 All-American, owned a pair of First Teams (2003, 2005) and a single Second Team (2004).

- Men's Cross Country

Chicago's men had two representatives listed on the Silver Anniversary Team. Repeat UAA Individual Champion Tom Haxton (2002-03) was a three-time First Team recipient (2001-03) and one-time Second Team honoree (2000). Teammate Patrick Sullivan garnered First Team honors in three-consecutive seasons (2001-03).