2008
It's Miller time for women's cross country!

It's Miller time for women's cross country!
October 4, 2008

Dave Beyer, Sports Information Director
(630) 829-6143
dbeyer@ben.edu

Hannah Miller placed second overall and, in doing so, helped lead the Benedictine women's cross country team to a share of the Wisconsin Lutheran College Warrior Invitational team title. The Eagles' men's team placed seventh in their race. Benedictine shared the women's title with host WLC with 94 points each. Edgewood College was third with 103 points. Miller, a 5'6" senior from Joliet, Ill. (Plainfield H.S.) covered the six kilometer course in a time of 24:50.30 minutes. Miller's effort lopped a full 47 seconds off her previous personal-best time for a 6K race and was 1:28 minutes faster than any of her previous times in 2008. Miller's time is also the fourth-fastest six kilometer time in Benedictine women's cross country history. Jen Murray (Zion, Ill./Zion-Benton H.S.), also a senior, also had the race of her life, eclipsing her personal best by 59 seconds. Her time of 25:31.03 was also 1:06 minutes faster than any of her other 6K races in 2008 and was the seventh-fastest six kilometer time in the Eagles' record books. "Our seniors (Miller and Murray) really stepped it up today," said head coach Molly Remley. "They brought up the entire squad and it turned out to be a great team effort. Our strength as a team is beginning to show." Freshman Danielle Smith (Oak Forest, Ill./Marian Catholic H.S.) was Benedictine's third finisher - and was 12th overall - in a time of 26:18.75. Other Eagles' finishers included sophomore Stacey Aloisio (31st/28:11.72), junior Kate Korzeniewski (44th/29:20.59), freshman Megan Kunesh (50th/29:54.84), sophomore Elise Brown (52nd/29:58.36) and sophomore Vickie Victorenko (62nd/31:03.23). For the men's squad, junior Alex Arman (Bensenville, Ill./Immaculate Conception H.S.) was the leading Eagles' placer with a 19th in a time of 29:20.55 for the eight kilometer race. Freshman Josh Sherer (Oswego, Ill./Oswego H.S.) was 34th overall (30:35.79). Othe finishers for BU included junior Steve Essig (47th/31:19.89), junior Dan Ponce (60th/32:45.41), junior Craig Mariano (66th/33:47.60) and freshman Luis Bazan (76th/38:49.95). Benedictine will host its own Eagle Invitational next Friday (Oct. 10) at Lisle Community Park. The 17-school event begins at 3:30 p.m.

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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.