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Preview: Maroon cross country set to race at North Central Open

Preview: Maroon cross country set to race at North Central Open

CHICAGO – The University of Chicago men's and women's cross country teams head west to Warrenville, Ill. this Thursday for the annual North Central Cardinal Open. The race course will span three miles and starts at 4:30 PM.

In the 2014 installment, the UChicago men placed second of three teams, and the women finished third of seven.

In their last meet, the Maroons traveled to Waltham, Mass. for the University Athletic Association (UAA) Championships on Saturday. Both the men's and women's teams finished third of eight. Sophomore Khia Kurtenbach placed second in the women's 6K and senior Michael Frasco came in fourth in the men's 8K. A total of five Maroons finished in the top 10 and earned All-UAA honors. Kurtenbach and senior Brianna Hickey (seventh) were named to the women's All-UAA First Team; Frasco and junior Gareth Jones (sixth) made the men's All-UAA First Team and sophomore Peter Kreuch (ninth) made the men's All-UAA Second Team.