Cross country shines at Concordia Chicago meet

Cross country shines at Concordia Chicago meet
September 8, 2007

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

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 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.