Cross country shines at Concordia Chicago meet

Cross country shines at Concordia Chicago meet
September 8, 2007

Dave Beyer, Sports Information Director
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The youth movement continued for the Benedictine cross country team on Saturday, as sophomore Nora Becker, junior Hannah Miller and freshman Stacy Aloisio, led the Eagle women to a third place finish at the Pre-Northern Athletics Conference Meet. The Benedictine men placed fourth in the event hosted by Concordia University Chicago. Becker finished seventh among the 59 collegiate competitors, running a time of 26:15.10 for the 6-kilometer course. It was the ninth-fastest 6K time ever recorded by an Eagles' cross country runner in the program's history. Miller was 19th in the college field, running a 27:37.34. Aloisio also added her name to Benedictine's performance list in her first-ever collegiate 6K race. Her time of 28:25.20 was the 15th fastest in school history. On the men's side of things, sophomore Alex Arman was 13th overall with a clocking of 30:30.61 in the men's 10-kilometer event. Freshman Justin Vanderbilt was 27th in the field of 54 men's runners in a time of 31:45.34.


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.