Runner ties UIC record at Bradley Classic


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Kyle Hauser tied the 8K record for UIC at the Bradley Classic. Photo: Steve Woltmann


Junior Kyle Hauser completed the course at the Bradley Classic Friday in 24:26:1 – tying UIC 8K record.

The men’s team placed 12th out of 26 teams and the women’s team finished 18th out of 30.

Junior Kyle Hauser paced the men, finishing 17th overall. Alex Bashqawi placed 38th out of 249 competitors, crossing the finish line with a personal-best time of 24:51.6. Freshman Nathan Mroz finished with a time of 25:19.6, while sophomore Brixton Rill completed the race at the 25:22.7 mark.

Kyle Hauser did a great job,” cross country coach Jim Knoedel said. “We also had five of our top six guys set new personal records, so they are ready for the conference meet.”

On the women’s side, senior Stephanie Sanders competed in the 6K race, placing 25th out of 267 runners with a time of 21:16.8. Sanders’ time ranks second for the Flames. Seniors Lauren Lindholm and Emma Preston ran the course with times of 21:50.3 and 22:25.1.

“I was also glad to see Sanders set a new personal record,” Knoedel said. “Lauren (Lindholm) did a great job as well and we all had a really good race, so I’m excited about what lies ahead.”


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