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UChicago women’s cross country takes second, men place sixth at UAA Championships

Khia Kurtenbach and Timofey Karginov
Khia Kurtenbach and Timofey Karginov

Men's Results

Women's Results

WHITESBURG, Ga. – The University of Chicago women's cross country team took runner-up as a team and the men finished sixth at the University Athletic Association (UAA) Championships on Saturday.

Washington University-St. Louis won the women's team title with 33 points. UChicago was second out of eight teams with 75 points. A total of 78 runners participated in the women's 6K race.

For the second-straight year, junior Khia Kurtenbach finished second overall. She earned First Team All-UAA in a time of 25:04.87. Junior Kelsey Dunn was a Second Team All-UAA honoree after taking 12th in a time of 22:23.74. Overall, the Maroons placed four runners in the top 20, including senior Madeleine Horvath (17th, 22:39.32) and junior Cassidy McPherson (19th, 22:43.52).

On the men's side, Washington-St. Louis and Carnegie Mellon University were UAA co-champions with 58 points each. The Maroons were sixth with 137 points. The men's 8K race featured 76 racers.

Senior Timofey Karginov was a First Team All-UAA honoree with a seventh-place showing in 25:04.87. Senior Nick Nielsen was 25th in a time of 25:30.96, and junior Peter Kreuch took 31st in 25:49.47.

UChicago women's top finishers
Khia Kurtenbach (Jr.) – 2nd place, 21:47.29
Kelsey Dunn (Jr.) – 12th place, 22:23.74
Madeleine Horvath (Sr.) – 17th place, 22:39.32
Cassidy McPherson (Jr.) – 19th place, 22:43.52
Megan Verner-Crist (Jr.) – 26th place, 22:59.36
Taylor Campos (Fr.) – 32nd place, 23:19.61
Claire Brockway (Fr.) – 41st place, 23:38.09

UChicago men's top finishers
Timofey Karginov (Sr.) – 7th place, 25:04.87
Nick Nielsen (Sr.) – 25th place, 25:30.96
Peter Kreuch (Jr.) – 31st place, 25:49.47
Jacob Gosselin (So.) – 40th place, 26:00.26
Ralph Patejunas (Fr.) – 42nd place, 26:05.86
Eyal Hanfling (Sr.) – 45th place, 26:12.53
Andrew Kates (Fr.) – 53rd place, 26:34.89


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