WINNECONNE, Wis. – In one of the biggest races of the season filled with top competition, the University of Chicago men's and women's cross country teams both impressed at the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh AAE Invitational on Saturday. The Maroon women placed third and the men finished 14th in the standings.
Lake Breeze Golf Club played host to the annual meet that featured teams from 13 states and 26 nationally-ranked NCAA Division III squads.
UChicago's women were third out 46 participating teams. The Maroons scored 201 points while team winner Washington University-St. Louis totaled 136 points. The women's 6K race had 414 participants. Sophomore Khia Kurtenbach was the lead finisher in 13th place (21:45) and senior Brianna Hickey was 26th (22:04). Senior Catherine Young (48th place, 22:31) and sophomore Kelsey Dunn (51st place, 22:34) were the next two Maroons to cross the finish line.
The men's 8K race was similarly large with 45 teams and 419 runners. UChicago placed 14th with 374 points. The team winner was University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire with 99 points. Senior Michael Frasco ran a time of 25:04 to place 19th overall. He was closely followed seven seconds later by junior teammate Gareth Jones in 29th (25:11). Junior Timofey Karginov broke into the top 100 with an 86th-place showing in 25:49.
UChicago women's top finishers
Khia Kurtenbach (So.) – 13th place, 21:45
Brianna Hickey (Sr.) – 26th place, 22:04
Catherine Young (Sr.) – 48th place, 22:31
Kelsey Dunn (So.) – 51st place, 22:34
Claire Costelloe (So.) – 63rd place, 22:40
Madeleine Horvath (Jr.) – 70th place, 22:44
Cassidy McPherson (So.) – 98th place, 23:00
UChicago men's top finishers
Michael Frasco (Sr.) – 19th place, 25:04
Gareth Jones (Jr.) – 29th place, 25:11
Timofey Karginov (Jr.) – 86th place, 25:49
Peter Kreuch (So.) – 115th place, 26:05
Henry Blood (Sr.) – 136th place, 26:17
Jacob Gosselin (Fr.) – 199th place, 26:36
Jeremy Ferguson (Jr.) – 215th place, 26:43
- Saturday, October 31 – UChicago at UAA Championships (Boston, Mass.), 11 AM (ET)