ROCK ISLAND, Ill. – The University of Chicago women's and men's cross country teams continued their run of stellar results by finishing first and third, respectively, at the Augustana College Brissman-Lundeen Invitational on Friday.
The last time UChicago participated in the invite, the Maroon men and women both finished first in a field of 74 combined teams in 2014.
This year, UChicago's women repeated the feat with a dominating display. The Maroons placed seven racers in the top 26 and finished with 39 team points. Runner-up Wartburg College ended up far behind with 125 points in the 24-team field.
In her first race of the season, junior Khia Kurtenbach picked up right where she left off last year by winning the women's 6K in time of 22:27.4. The juniors led the charge, with Cassidy McPherson placing sixth (22:56.0) and Kelsey Dunn finishing right behind her in seventh place (23:01.5). Senior Michelle Dobbs was 11th in 23:14.4 and senior Madeleine Horvath got into the top 15 as well (14th, 23:21.4). A total of 383 women's racers competed on the course.
On the men's side, the Maroons were the top NCAA Division III team, taking third place out of 21 teams with 135 points. Lindenwood University was the team winner with 78 points.
Senior Timofey Karginov was the top UChicago finisher for the third-straight race. He took 12th place in the 8K, registering a time of 25:39.7. Freshman Tim Koenning was the next Maroon across the line in 22nd place (26:02.2). Junior Peter Kreuch was in the top 35 as well (34th, 26:20.9). The men's race featured 401 runners.
UChicago women's top finishers
Khia Kurtenbach (Jr.) – 1st place, 22:27.4
Cassidy McPherson (Jr.) – 6th place, 22:56.0
Kelsey Dunn (Jr.) – 7th place, 23:01.5
Michelle Dobbs (Sr.) – 11th place, 23:14.4
Madeleine Horvath (Sr.) – 14th place, 23:21.4
Claire Costelloe (Jr.) – 23rd place, 23:40.1
Claire Brockway (Fr.) – 26th place, 23:40.8
UChicago men's top finishers
Timofey Karginov (Sr.) – 12th place, 25:39.7
Tim Koenning (Fr.) – 22nd place, 26:02.2
Peter Kreuch (Jr.) – 34th place, 26:20.9
Joe Previdi (Fr.) – 39th place, 26:25.4
Nick Nielsen (Sr.) – 40th place, 26:25.9
Ansel Richards (So.) – 59th place, 26:43.1
Jeremy Ferguson (Sr.) – 86th place, 27:03.5
- Friday, Sept. 30 – UChicago at Illinois Intercollegiates (Bourbonnais, Ill.), 5 PM