Men's 4x800 takes first-place
Men currently hold 2nd-place; women in 3rd
Ehrhardt and Zaiter to compete in Meyo Invite
Meet will be hosted by Grand Valley State in Michigan
Flames eye top spot after a second-place finish in 2012
2013 XC- Took home third-place honors at the College of DuPage Invitational with a time of 25:45.2...Finished the course at the Illinois Intercollegiate Championships with a time of 25:19.95, placing 48 of 73...Competed at the UW-Lucian Rosa Invite, Oct. 12, finishing 29th with a time of 26:10.9.
2013 Outdoor: Competed in the 800-meter run, 1,500-meter run and 3,000-meter steeplechase ... Ran the 800-meter in 1:55.65 at the Huskie Open (4/20/13) ... Crossed the finishing line in 4:07.87 in the 1,500-meter at the Benedictine Twilight (4/26/13) ... Finished the 3,000-meter steeplechase in 10:00.70 at the St. Joseph's Puma Invite (3/30/13), the eighth-best mark in the Horizon League during the outdoor season.
2013 Indoor: Competed in the 1-Mile Run and 3,000-meter run ... Named the Horizon League Male Runner of the Week on Jan. 29, 2013 after a standout performance at the Tadd Metzger Carthage Invitational ... Crossed the finishing line in 4:16.29 at the invite (1/26/13), representing the seventh-fastest time in the Horizon League during the indoor season ... Finished the 3,000-meter run in 8:42.48 at the Chicagoland Championships (2/8/13), the 11th-best time in the League.
XC 2012: Placed 11th at the NIU XC Open on Sept. 7 with a time of 19:38.88 in the 6K race ... finished 27th at the Illinois Intercollegiate Championships on Sept. 14 in the 8K race with a time of 25:53 ... tallied a career-best 8K time of 25:22 at the Bradley XC Classic on Oct. 12 to front the Flames and place 36th overall ... represented UIC at the NCAA Midwest Regional with a 10K time of 34:46.19.
Outdoor 2012: Placed fifth in the 800 at the Purdue Mike Poehlein Invite with a time of 1:55.97 ... notched third at the Chicagoland Championships in the 1,500 with a time of 5:58.66 ... earned a career-best mark of 3:57.23 in the 1,500 at the Eagle Invite to place fifth ... ran a 15:34.54 in the 5,000 at the DePaul Invite to earn fourth place ... posted a personal-best time of 1:54.20 in the prelims at the Horizon League Championships and placed ninth in finals.
Indoor 2012: Sat out the 2012 indoor season.
Outdoor 2011: Placed ninth in the 1,500 meter run at the DePaul Invitational (4/16/11).
Indoor 2011: Placed second in the mile run at the North Central Invitational (1/21/11) and the UWM Panther Tune-Up (2/18/11) ... took fourth in the 3,000 meter run at the University of Chicago Duals (1/29/11).
PREP AND PERSONAL: Four-time letterwinner in both cross country and track at Rolling Meadows (Ill.) ... placed 10th in the 3,200 meters at the 2010 IHSA State Meet ... owns the school record in the 3,200 meters ... two-time All-Sectional and All-Conference in track and field ... placed second at the 2009 sectional cross country meet and qualified for the state meet ... biggest athletic thrill to date is anchoring UIC's indoor DMR to 2nd place All-Conference and a new school record ... born May 1, 1992 in Arlington Heights, Ill. ... son of Niki and Andreas Karkalis ... has one brother, Angelos ... currently enrolled as an Economics major.
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