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Khia Kurtenbach nets UAA Athlete of the Week

Khia Kurtenbach
Khia Kurtenbach

CHICAGO – University of Chicago runner Khia Kurtenbach was selected as a University Athletic Association (UAA) Athlete of the Week for the second time this season on Monday.

Kurtenbach was Co-Women's Cross Country Athlete of the Week after her big weekend performance. The sophomore finished third out of 272 runners at the NCAA Midwest Regional in Rock Island, Ill. to gain All-Region recognition. She ran the third-fastest time in the history of the UChicago program and the fastest time recorded in the UAA over the weekend at 21:20.7. Kurtenbach finished only four seconds behind the winner and will next race with the team at the NCAA Division III Championships on Saturday, Nov. 21.