CHANNAHON, Ill. – In the first meet of the 2018 season, the University of Chicago cross country teams dominated across the board to take home the team titles at the University of St. Francis Twilight Invitational on Friday.
On the 5K course, the UChicago women raced past all the opposition, taking first of 14 teams with a mere 19 points. Host St. Francis finished a distant second with 76 points. The Maroon men were first of 13 teams with 22 points, while St. Francis was runner-up with 45 points.
Maroon runners clogged the top of the final results sheets. UChicago's men swept the top three places, led by first-year Henry Myers and his winning time of 15:40.5 in his collegiate debut. Sophomores Ryan Cutter (15:49.5) and Chase Gardner (15:49.7) finished neck and neck behind their teammate. All told, the men placed six in the top 10.
The women replicated the feat of having six runners among the top 10 placers. Sophomore Sophie Elgamal was the winner by six seconds in a time of 18:20.5. Sophomore teammate Emma Dyer was second at 18:26.6, while junior Claire Brockway and sophomore Abigail Shoemaker were fourth and fifth, respectively.
UChicago Top Finishers (Men)
Henry Myers (Fr.) – 1st place, 15:40.5
Ryan Cutter (So.) – 2nd place, 15:49.5
Chase Gardner (So.) – 3rd place, 15:49.7
Jacob Gosselin (Sr.) – 7th place, 15:56.3
Joe Previdi (Jr.) – 9th place, 16:02.1
Ansel Richards (Sr.) – 10th place, 16:03.3
Sam Craig (Fr.) – 12th place, 16:07.7
UChicago Top Finishers (Women)
Sophie Elgamal (So.) – 1st place, 18:20.5
Emma Dyer (So.) – 2nd place, 18:26.6
Claire Brockway (Jr.) – 4th place, 18:33.8
Abigail Shoemaker (So.) – 5th place, 18:36.6
Maggie Boudreau (Jr.) – 7th place, 18:56.4
Lucy Jeffs (Fr.) – 10th place, 19:05.7
Sofia Natividad (Fr.) – 11th place, 19:05.7
- Saturday, Sept. 15 @ 10:00 AM – UChicago at Wheaton Gil Dodds Invite