Cross Country runs at Spartan Classic

Cross Country runs at Spartan Classic
September 14, 2007

Dave Beyer, Sports Information Director
(630) 829-6143

The Benedictine cross country teams competed at the Aurora University Spartan Classic on Friday afternoon, with the women placing fifth our of eight teams and the men finishing fifth out of six schools. The race was run at the Oakhurst Forest Preserve in Aurora. Junior Hannah Miller was 25th out of 89 runners in the women's college division to lead BU. Miller ran the six kilometer course in a time of 25:39.43, followed closely by teammates Nora Becker (26:03.30) and Stacy Aloisio (26:52.44) in 33rd and 40th places, respectively. Other competitors for the Eagles included: Kate Korzeniewski (27:50.63), Joy Holowicki (27:55.91), Michele Duplancich (28:23.83), Elise Brown (32:33.95), Kristin Droste (32:51.81) and Elizabeth George (33:09.78). On the men's side, sophomore Alex Arman was 25th out of 56 collegiate division men's runners in a time of 29:16.08 for the eight kilometer race. Freshman teammate Justin Vanderbilt was 31st in a clocking of 30:34.45. Other men's runners for the Eagles included: Clark Poro (30:53.54, good for 36th place), Daniel Ponce (33:09.44), John Dehm (33:54.45) and Alex Wolz (37:34.32).


Benedictine University is located in Lisle, Illinois, just 25 miles west of Chicago, and has branch campuses in Springfield, Illinois, and Mesa, Arizona. Founded as a Catholic university in 1887, Benedictine enrolls nearly 10,000 students in 56 undergraduate and 19 graduate programs. Forbes magazine named Benedictine among "America's Top Colleges" for the sixth consecutive year in 2016. Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (hlcommission.org). For more information, contact (630) 829-6300, admissions@ben.edu or visit ben.edu.