ELMHURST, Ill. -- Senior Rachel Ohman (Solana Beach, Calif./ Torrey Pines) and sophomore Elise Wummer (Castro Valley, Calif./ Castro Valley) were the top two individual finishers as the University of Chicago women's cross country team led the 12-team field at the season-opening Elmhurst College Earlybird Invitational Friday afternoon.
Chicago topped the team standings with 27 points, outpacing runner-up Lewis University (71) and third place University of St. Francis (74).
Ohman (right) paced the 130-runner pack with a four-kilometer time of 15:16. Wummer (left) crossed the line in second place at 15:27.
Three other Maroons placed among the top 10: senior Sonia Khan (Hoffman Estates, Ill./ Hoffman Estates) (6th, 15:53), senior Jane Simpson (Western Springs, Ill./ Lyons Township) (8th, 15:56), and sophomore Michaela Whitelaw (Swarthmore, Pa./ Strath Haven) (10th, 16:01).
Chicago returns to action next Friday at Aurora University.