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Kurtenbach earns All-America honors, Maroon women’s cross country places 25th at NCAA nationals

Khia Kurtenbach
Khia Kurtenbach


LOUISVILLE, Ky. – University of Chicago's Khia Kurtenbach captured All-American accolades to lead the women's cross country team to a 25th-place showing at the NCAA Division III Championship on Saturday.

Johns Hopkins University won the team national title with 128 points. It marked the seventh-straight year that the Maroons have participated as a team at the season-ending national meet.

Kurtenbach was an All-American for the second-straight year. After taking 25th at the 2015 NCAAs, the junior raced to 10th place in a time of 20:54.4. A total of 280 runners took part in the women's race.

Senior Madeline Horvath was the second-highest finisher for UChicago in 163rd (22:22.2). The next Maroons across the line were junior Megan Verner-Crist in 22:33.4 and junior Claire Costelloe in 22:35.0.

UChicago women's top finishers
Khia Kurtenbach (Jr.) – 10th, 20:54.4
Madeleine Horvath (Sr.) – 163rd, 22:22.2
Megan Verner-Crist (Jr.) – 186th, 22:33.4
Claire Costelloe (Jr.) – 195th, 22:35.0
Kelsey Dunn (Jr.) – 207th, 22:41.3
Cassidy McPherson (Jr.) – 210th, 22:45.7
Taylor Campos (Fr.) – 236th, 22:58.6