Cross country hosts large field at own Benedictine Invitational

Cross country hosts large field at own Benedictine Invitational
October 5, 2007

Dave Beyer, Sports Information Director
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The Eagles' cross country program welcomed 244 runners representing 40 men's and women's teams to the Benedictine Invitational on Friday at Lisle Community Park. The host Eagles placed sixth in the women's division and 10th in the men's event. Benedictine sophomore Nora Becker led the Eagles, finishing 12th out of 111 female competitors. Becker was the highest finisher among any of the NCAA Division III schools in the field, as well as among those from the Northern Athletics Conference membership. Becker completed the six kilometer course in a time of 26:17.6. Junior teammate Hannah Miller was 34th overall at 28:11.3, while sophomore Kate Korzeniewski was 36th (28:19.9). On the men's side, sophomore Alex Arman finished 48th out of 133 participants in the men's eight kilometer race. Arman covered the course in 30:59.7, with freshman Justin Vanderbilt second for the Eagles at 32:02.9 (66th overall). Freshman Clark Poro was Benedictine's third finisher, 78th overall, at 32:45.1.


Benedictine University is an independent Roman Catholic institution located in Lisle, Illinois just 25 miles west of Chicago. Founded in 1887, Benedictine provides 56 undergraduate majors, 16 graduate and four doctorate programs. The Chronicle of Higher Education recently ranked Benedictine University as the seventh fastest-growing campus among private nonprofit master’s universities, and Forbes magazine named Benedictine among the top 20 percent of America’s colleges for 2011. Benedictine University’s Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) program is listed by Crain’s Chicago Business as the fourth largest in the Chicago area in 2011.