2008
Eagles cross country runs at NAC championships

Eagles cross country runs at NAC championships
November 1, 2008

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

The Benedictine University women's cross country placed third - with three of its runners earning all-conference honors - and the men finished eighth at the 2008 Northern Athletics Conference (NAC) championships at Mequon, Wisconsin on Saturday. The Eagle women were once again led by its “M & M” tandem of Jen Murray and Hannah Miller. Murray placed sixth overall and Miller seventh, respectively. Freshman Danielle Smith finished in 13th place to round out the trio of All-NAC finishers for the Eagles. Murray’s time of 23:59 for the six-kilometer course was the first time that a Benedictine runner had gone sub-24 minutes since the 2002 season and was the fourth-best time for a 6K race in school, history. Miller also had an outstanding personal record, shaving 42 seconds off of her career best of 24:50 set earlier this season. The Eagle men’s team was led by the freshman duo of Danny Graham and Josh Sherer, who finished 34th and 36th, respectively. Graham was clocked at 29:41 and Sherer at 29:46 for the eight-kilometer event.

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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.