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Cross Country Preview: UChicago set to race at Aurora Invite

Cross Country Preview: UChicago set to race at Aurora Invite

CHICAGO – The University of Chicago cross country teams prepare for their second race of the season at the Aurora University Invitational.

UChicago at Aurora Invite

  • DATE/TIME: Friday, Sept. 9 at 5:00 PM (Women) and 5:45 PM (Men) – Aurora, Ill. (Oakhurst Forest Preserve)
  • LAST MEETING: Men – 1st of 15 teams (2013) / Women – 1st of 12 teams (2013)
  • UCHICAGO NOTES: In last week's season debut at the University of St. Francis (Ill.) Invite, the Maroons won both the men's and women's 5K team races. UChicago's women had five finishers in the top 15 and the men took 11 out of the top 25 … On Tuesday, Cassidy McPherson (Jr.) and Timofey Karginov (Sr.) were both named University Athletic Association (UAA) Athletes of the Week. McPherson picked up her first career win in the women's 5K race by a 1.3-second margin, recording the top time of 18:24.2. Karginov's second-place showing came in a time of 15:14.3.