Release  Brett Williams ·

INDIANAPOLIS -- UIC sophomore Kyle Hauser (Palos Heights, Ill.) is the Horizon League Men’s Runner of the Week, while UIC senior Tess Ehrhardt (Geneva, Ill.) is the Horizon League Women’s Runner of the Week for the week of Sept. 8-14.

The UIC men’s and women’s cross country teams competed in the ISU Invite on Friday. The men took on runners from Iowa, Indiana State, North Central (Ill.), Illinois State, Loyola and DePaul. The women faced teams from Illinois, Iowa, Illinois State, Loyola, Indiana State and DePaul. Both squads placed sixth in the team results with the men tallying 164 points and the women collecting 144.

Hauser was the top finisher for the Flames in the 8K race to take 18th overall in a field of 74 runners. The sophomore finished with a time of 25:09 and kept a pace of 5:04 throughout the course.

Ehrhardt led UIC in the 5K race to take seventh-place against 78 fellow runners. The senior tallied a time of 17:53 in her top-ten performance while holding a pace of 3:36.

The Flames will be back in action on Friday, September 26 at the College of DuPage Invitational. The race is set to begin at 5:00 ET at the St. James Farm Forest Preserve in Warrenville, Ill.

Top Male Runners of the Week:
Andrew Lake, Wright State (Fr.): Placed 28th at the Miami University Invitational with a time of 15:43 in the 5K race.
Marcus Paulson, Milwaukee (Sr.): Tallied his second-straight win to start the season against a field of 106 runners. Finished the Midwest Open 8K in a time of 25:16.4.
Nathan Ziolko, Oakland (Sr.): Top finisher at the UW-Parkside Midwest Open for Oakland. Took third-place and finished the 8K in a time of 25:26.0.

Top Female Runners of the Week:
Brittany Bailey, Wright State (So.): Took 28th at the Miami University Invitational with a time of 18:56 on the 5K course.
Ashley Burr, Oakland (So.): Won the women’s 5K at the UW-Parkside Midwest Open. Finished in a time of 18:20.2 to pace the Grizzlies.
Leah Holmes, Milwaukee (So.): Was in the top three for the second-straight week. Completed the Midwest Open 5K in a time of 18:33.0 to beat her personal record by nearly 45 seconds.
Ashlyn Woods, Cleveland State (So.): Recorded her personal-best 5K time at the BGSU Invitational. Woods finished the course in 18:58 to place 22nd overall.

Men’s Runners of the Week
Aug. 25: Andrew Bowman, Oakland
              Austin McLean, Youngstown State
Sept. 2: Austin McLean, Youngstown State
             Ben Kendell, Detroit
Sept. 9: Kyle Hauser, UIC

Women’s Runners of the Week
Aug. 25: Ashley Burr, Oakland
Sept. 2: McKinsie Klim, Youngstown State
Sept. 9: Tess Ehrhardt, UIC

Tags: Horizon League - Cross Country · UIC - Cross Country
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