Eagles run at pre-NAC race in Wisconsin

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

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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 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.