BOURBONNAIS, Ill. – The University of Chicago women's cross country teams dominated the top of the leaderboard and the men's squad came in fourth place at the Illinois Intercollegiate Championships on Friday.
The Maroon women won the team title out of 17 teams participating in the 5K. UChicago scored 28 points to outdistance runner-up University of St. Francis (62 points). The Maroons placed five racers in the top 10. Sophomore Khia Kurtenbach and senior Brianna Hickey led the charge by taking first and second in times of 18:23.7 and 18:26.2, respectively. The next closest opponent finished 11.5 seconds behind. The other top 10 placers included the sophomore trio of Kelsey Dunn(6th, 18:49.1), Cassidy McPherson (9th, 19:02.1) and Claire Costelloe (10th, 19:05.5).
In the men's race, UChicago was fourth out of 16 teams in the 8K. Augustana College won handily with 38 points and the Maroons tallied 76 points. Leading the way was junior Gareth Jones and senior Michael Frasco, who finished sixth and seventh in 25:47.0 and 25:56.7, respectively. Junior Timofey Karginov was 16th in 26:13.0 and sophomore Peter Kreuch broke into the top 20 at 26:19.4.
UChicago women's top finishers
Khia Kurtenbach (So.) – 1st place, 18:23.7
Brianna Hickey (Sr.) – 2nd place, 18:26.2
Kelsey Dunn (So.) – 6th place, 18:49.1
Cassidy McPherson (So.) – 9th place, 19:02.1
Claire Costelloe (So.) – 10th place, 19:05.5
Anastasia Bernat (Fr.) – 15th place, 19:16.9
Michelle Dobbs (Jr.) – 30th place, 19:43.0
UChicago men's top finishers
Gareth Jones (Jr.) – 6th place, 25:47.0
Michael Frasco (Sr.) – 7th place, 25:56.7
Timofey Karginov (Jr.) – 16th place, 26:13.0
Peter Kreuch (So.) – 20th place, 26:19.4
Jacob Gosselin (Fr.) – 29th place, 26:44.0
Henry Blood (Sr.) – 36th place, 27:03.5
Mitchell Booth (Fr.) – 38th place, 27:06.3
- Saturday, October 10 – UChicago at University of Wisconsin-Parkside Lucian Rosa Invite, 10 AM