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Trio Earn All-UAA First-Team Honors to Pace UChicago Women's Cross Country to Runners-Up

Claire Brockway
Credit: Steve Frommell, d3photography
Claire Brockway Credit: Steve Frommell, d3photography

PITTSBURGH, Pa. – Bolstered by a strong pack that's keyed the University of Chicago women's cross country team all season, the Maroons took runner-up at the 2019 University Athletic Association Championships, held Satruday at Pittsburgh's Schenley Park.

Seniors captains Claire Brockway (fourth, 22:14) and Maggie Boudreau (fifth, 22:18) teamed up with junior Sophie Elgamal (seventh, 22:21) to give the Maroon women three first-team all-UAA honors and earned the squad second place (53 points) behind repeat champion WashU (24 points).

First-year Leah Ulrich (18th, 22:45) and junior Zoe Smith (19th, 22:45) rounded out the Maroon scoring five for a UChicago squad that's earned eight-straight Top 3 conference seasons, including four-straight runner-up finishes.

WashU's Paige Lawler ran away with medalist honors, pacing the field in a time of 21:49. The next finisher, her teammate Sophie Watterson, crossed the line 22 seconds later.

2019 UAA CHAMPIONSHIPS
UCHICAGO FINISHERS
4, Claire Brockway, 22:14.99
5, Maggie Boudreau, 22:18.79
7, Sophie Elgamal, 22:21.93
18, Leah Ulrich, 22:45.02
19,  Zoe Smith, 22:45.56
(20), Sofia Natividad, 22:46.42
(25), Kaitlyn Van Baalen, 22:59.57

 

NEXT RACE:

  • Saturday, Nov. 16: UChicago at NCAA Regional (at Oshkosh, Wis.), 11 a.m.