Cross country runs with the big dogs

Cross country runs with the big dogs
October 13, 2007

Dave Beyer, Sports Information Director
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The Eagles cross country team competed at the University of Evansville Invitational on Saturday, facing a field of runners from many upper division schools. The women were 10th out of the 13 teams, while the men were 13th. Sophopmore Nora Becker was the top female finisher for Benedictine. She completed the five kilometer course in a time of 20:23.28, good for 54th place overall out of 124 competitors. Junior Hannah Miller was 73rd overall in a time of 21:18.54. Alex Arman was BU's first male finisher, placing 72nd out of 132 runners in the eight kilometer race. Arman came across the line in a clocking of 28:22.91.


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.