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Cross Country Preview: UChicago to compete at Illinois Intercollegiates

Shelby Smith
Shelby Smith

CHICAGO – The University of Chicago cross country teams look to keep their hot start to the season rolling at the Illinois Intercollegiates on Friday.

UChicago at Illinois Intercollegiates

  • DATE/TIME: Friday, Sept. 30 at 5:00 PM and 5:45 PM – Bourbonnais, Ill.
  • LAST MEETING: Men – 4th of 16 teams (2015) / Women – 1st of 17 teams (2015)
  • UCHICAGO NOTES: Timofey Karginov (Sr.) was named UAA Men's Athlete of the Week and Khia Kurtenbach (Jr.) earned UAA Women's Athlete of the Week in cross country on Monday. At the Augustana College Brissman-Lundeen Invitational on Friday, Karginov was the top UChicago finisher for the third-straight race. The senior took 12th place in the 8K, registering a time of 25:39.7 in a field of 401 runners. In her season debut, Kurtenbach won Augustana's 6K race in time of 22:27.4, topping a field of 383 racers … At the 2015 Illinois Intercollegiates, Kurtenbach and Brianna Hickey finished one-two with times of 18:23.7 and 18:26.2, outpacing the nearest competition by 11.5 seconds. On the men's side, Gareth Jones and Michael Frasco took sixth and seventh in 25:47.0 and 25:56.7, respectively.