Eagles run at pre-NAC race in Wisconsin

Eagles run at pre-NAC race in Wisconsin
September 20, 2008

Dave Beyer, Sports Information Director
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Benedictine's cross country teams got the opportunity to run the course being used for the 2008 Northern Athletics Conference (NAC) championships in November by running at Saturday's 17th annual Concordia Falcon Invitational in Mequon, Wis. Both Eagles' teams placed 12th in their respective divisions. Freshman Danny Graham led the Eagles men's team by finishing 82nd out of 153 entrants. Graham completed the 8-kilometer course in a time of 30:35.75. Steve Essig was 84th place at 30:49.33, followed by Jason Hantak in 88th with a time of 30:55.39. On the women's side, senior Hannah Miller finished 36th out of 167 competitors. Miller's time for the 6K course was 26:25.02. Teammate Jen Murray, a junior, was 38th overall in a clocking of 26:37.76. For more Athletics News, visit the Athletics Web site.


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.