AURORA, Ill. – For the second-straight meet, the University of Chicago cross country teams emerged victorious at the Aurora University Invitational on Friday.
One week after the men and women both won the University of St. Francis (Ill.) Invite, UChicago repeated the feat at Aurora. UChicago's men won the 8K with a 41 points to top the field of 17 teams. St. Francis was the runner-up at 74 points.
Timofey Karginov led the way once again, this time with his first collegiate cross country victory. The senior crossed the finish line in 25:40.5 for a winning margin of 16 seconds. His freshman teammate Tim Koenning was runner-up at 25:56.7. Senior Eyal Hanfling was eighth at 26:19.56 and junior Peter Kreuch was 12th in 26:29.5. Overall, UChicago's men took 10 of the top 33 spots in a race that featured 195 runners.
The women's 6K ended in favor of the Maroons with 31 points. St. Francis was second of the 14 teams with 52 points. With 144 racers participating, the Maroon women put seven of its runners in the top 20.
Junior Kelsey Dunn was the top runner for UChicago, taking third place in 23:03.62. She was joined in the top 10 by senior Madeleine Horvath (5th, 23:11.47), junior Claire Costelloe (6th, 23:16.16) and junior Cassidy McPherson (8th, 23:19.09).
UChicago women's top finishers
Kelsey Dunn (Jr.) – 3rd, 23:03.62
Madeleine Horvath (Sr.) – 5th, 23:11.47
Claire Costelloe (Jr.) – 6th, 23:16.16
Cassidy McPherson (Jr.) – 8th, 23:19.09
Claire Brockway (Fr.) – 13th, 23:42.48
Megan Verner-Crist (Jr.) – 18th, 24:01.44
Anastasia Bernat (So.) – 20th, 24:23.92
UChicago men's top finishers
Timofey Karginov (Sr.) – 1st, 25:40.5
Tim Koenning (Fr.) – 2nd, 25:56.7
Eyal Hanfling (Sr.) – 8th, 26:19.6
Peter Kreuch (Jr.) – 12th, 26:29.4
Andrew Kates (Fr.) – 18th, 26:34.5
Joe Previdi (Fr.) – 24th, 26:46.4
Ansel Richards (So.) – 25th, 26:46.5
- Friday, Sept. 23 – UChicago at Augustana College Invitational, 5 PM