Cross Country to Compete at UW- Parkside Lucian Rosa Invitational

Seniors Arash Darbandi and Angelos Karkalis
Seniors Arash Darbandi and Angelos Karkalis

Oct. 10, 2013

Chicago- The UIC cross country teams travel to Kenosha, Wis. to participate in the UW-Parkside Lucian Rosa Invitational, Saturday, Oct. 12.  The men's 8K race is scheduled to begin at 10:00 a.m. CT., and the women's 5K will begin at 11:00 a.m.

Last season at the UW-Lucian Rosa Invite, the women's squad placed fourth among 18 teams.  Leading the pack were, Emma Preston (18:28.5), Rebecca Zaiter (18:52.7), Lauren Lindholm (18:53.7) and Tess Ehrhardt (19:18.0) who all finished within the top 100 runners.  Ehrhardt, has held the Horizon League Runner of the Week title for two consecutive weeks and looks to pilot her team during the 5K race this weekend. 

In 2012, the men's squad secured 10th-place with contributions from seniors Photis Karkalis (26:14.7), Angelos Karkalis (26:20.0) and Arash Darbandi (27:02.0).  Last week, the men's team competed in a five-mile race, led by freshman Kyle Hauser who placed 74th against 193 runners with a time of 27:00.60. 

After competition this weekend, the Flames will have only one meet before the Horizon League Championship on Nov. 2.  The running path at this weekend's race will be similar to the trail the teams will face in Youngstown, Ohio in two weeks.