DePaul Men Finish Second, Women Third at Vic Godfrey Open
Sept. 9, 2017

SOMERS, WI – The DePaul men’s and women’s cross country teams battled Saturday morning against some of the Midwest’s top programs at the Vic Godfrey Open, hosted by UW-Parkside, to pull out two Top 5 finishes.  In the men’s 8K race, DePaul took home the team runner-up title while the women finished third overall in the 5K trek among NCAA Division I teams.

On the women’s side, junior Miranda Rea paced the Blue Demons with an 18:35.2 finish in the 5K race, placing fifth overall in Division I.  Jessica Harris also turned in a Top 20 finish for DePaul as the junior placed 18th, finishing the course in 19:10.5.  Sabrina Olsen (19:22.4, 21st) and Lizze DJoie (19:25.5, 22nd) went three-four for DePaul while Caroline Kurdej rounded out the Blue Demons’ scoring five with a 28th place finish, completing the race in 19:36.7.

As a unit, the Blue Demon women finished fifth overall in the combined meet, placing third among Division I institutions with a 1:36.10 combined finish time and 67 points.  DePaul’s BIG EAST rival Marquette won the meet with 16 points while UW-Milwaukee finished second with 57 points.

DePaul’s men’s team combined for a 2:11.06, averaging a 26:12 among its Top 5 finishers.  Senior Chris Korabik paced the Blue Demons with a fourth-place finish as the lone DePaul runner to eclipse the 26-minute mark, finishing the race in 25:43.5.  DePaul had two other Top 10 finishers as Noah Deck (26:12.1) and Charlie MacIntyre (26:19.2) finished eighth and ninth, respectively. Freshman Henry Harper was DePaul’s fourth finisher, completing the trek in 26:25.2 and edging teammate Jake Pecorin (26:25.9) who finished 13th overall.

The Blue Demon crew, who finished second as team, was edged by Marquette, which finished with 27 points and a combined mark of 2:07.56.  UW-Parkside finished third while Michigan Tech and University of Chicago rounded out the Top 5.

Race Results
Women’s Division I 5K Individual Results
Women’s Division I 5K Team Results
Men’s Division I 8K Individual Results
Men’s Division I 8K Team Results



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