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Women's Cross Country - Sat, Sep. 3, 2016

ELMHURST, Ill. - - - The men's and Women's cross country teams opened the 2016 season at the Elmhurst Early Bird Invitational Friday evening competing against a strong field of runners. The men bring back a veteran set of runners that helped propel the Eagles to a fifth place finish out of 15 teams in their 6K run. On the other side, the women also had a great first meet in their 4K run finishing sixth out of 14 teams led by a couple of newcomers to the team.


Jordy Arriaga was the top runner for the Eagles on the men's side with a time of 20:01.7 and finishing 18th overall of 181 runners. He was followed by Nicholas Modlin (20:25.0; 25th), Robert Bruns (20:36.0; 28th), Joseph Siporski(21:09.8; 39th), Caleb Fletcher (22:18.6; 53rd), Jacob Wiese(22:19.0; 54th), and Matt Mallary (22:21.0; 55th)


Chloe Burkhart (FR/Elgin, IL) ran the fastest time for the women finishing 26th overall out of 130 runners with a time of 17:03.6. Susanna Finely (17:24.4; 34th), Amanda Zylstra (SR/Mishawaka, IN) (17:27.1; 35th), Guadalupe Machuca (SO/Carpentersville, IL) (17:44.8; 41st), Abby Burgett (FR/Grayslake, IL) (18:41.0; 55th), Lindsey Rodig (FR/Carpentersville, IL) (SO/Carpentersville, IL) (19:20.2; 71st), and Savannah Henn (JR/Huntley, IL) (19:29.6; 72nd) brought up the rest of the pack and helped the Eagles to their sixth place finish.


Both teams will be back in action at the Spartan Classic in Aurora, Illinois on September 9th starting at 5:00pm.