WINNECONNE, Wis. – Saturday's KollegeTown Pre National cross country meet attracted the deepest group of talent in NCAA Division III. The field included 71 schools, nearly 1,800 runners and a combined 34 nationally-ranked squads.
Despite muddy conditions, the University of Chicago women's team took seventh place out of 52 teams and the men's team finished ninth out of 50 teams. University of Wisconsin – Oshkosh served as host of the annual event.
Sophomore Sophie Elgamal was the top placer for the women for the second time this season. She took 12th place (22:14.9) in the 6K race. A trio of Maroons were in the top 60 as well. Junior Maggie Boudreau was 40th (23:00.6), followed by junior Claire Brockway in 53rd (23:12.6) and sophomore Abigail Shoemaker in 58th (23:16.8).
The men were led by first-year Henry Myers, who placed 28th overall in a time of 25:45.8. Sophomore teammate Ryan Cutter was close on his heels in 33rd, crossing in 25:51.6. Other top finishers included sophomore Chase Gardner (77th), junior Joe Previdi (81st) and senior Ansel Richards (95th).
UChicago Top Finishers (Women)
Sophie Elgamal (So.) – 12th, 22:14.9
Maggie Boudreau (Jr.) – 40th, 23:00.6
Claire Brockway (Jr.) – 53rd, 23:12.6
Abigail Shoemaker (So.) – 58th, 23:16.8
Lucy Jeffs (Fr.) – 110th, 23:54.6
Sofia Natividad (Fr.) – 159th, 24:24.0
Emma Dyer (So.) – 176th, 24:32.9
UChicago Top Finishers (Men)
Henry Myers (Fr.) – 28th, 25:45.8
Ryan Cutter (So.) – 33rd, 25:51.6
Chase Gardner (So.) – 77th, 26:19.8
Joe Previdi (Jr.) – 81st, 26:22.0
Ansel Richards (Sr.) – 95th, 26:28.8
Sam Craig (Fr.) – 147th, 26:54.3
Valentin Figueira (Fr.) – 162nd, 27:01.6
- Sunday, Oct. 28 @ 11:00 AM – UChicago at UAA Championships (Somers, Wis.)