Cross Country runs at Spartan Classic

Cross Country runs at Spartan Classic
September 14, 2007

Dave Beyer, Sports Information Director
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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 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.