Maroon track and field wins three events at Wheaton Twilight Meet

Michelle Dobbs and Jacob Romeo
Michelle Dobbs and Jacob Romeo

WHEATON, Ill. – The University of Chicago track and field teams recorded three event victories on the day at the Wheaton College Don Church Twilight Meet on Saturday.

UChicago's men placed third out of nine teams with 122 points. North Central College handily topped the field with 246 points.

In the 100 meters, junior Jacob Romeo came out victorious and sophomore Temisan Osowa was right behind in second place. Romeo posted a time of 11.15 and Osowa recorded a mark of 11.23. Freshman Obinnaya Wamuo clinched a win in the 400-meter hurdles by finishing in 55.02. UChicago also finished runner-up in two other competitions – sophomore Eyal Hanfling ran the 3,000 meters in 9:13.12 and senior Chijioke Ikonte leapt 12.34 meters in the triple jump.

The Maroon women placed fourth out of eight teams with 85 points. Illinois Wesleyan University was the team winner with 240.5 points.

Sophomore Michelle Dobbs posted a dominating win in the 800 meters, outracing the field by more than five seconds (2:12.91). Junior Brianna Hickey was runner-up in the 1,500 meters in 4:44.67.

UChicago Top Finishers (Men)
100 meters – Jacob Romeo (1st, 11.15); Temisan Osowa (2nd, 11.23)
400-meter hurdles – Obinnaya Wamuo (1st, 55.02); Ryan Manzuk (3rd, 56.98)
3,000 meters – Eyal Hanfling (2nd, 9:13.12); Michael Stubna (3rd, 9:17.68)
Triple Jump – Chijioke Ikonte (2nd, 12.34 meters)
Javelin – Patrick Callahan (3rd, 45.05 meters)
110-meter hurdles – Patrick LeFevre (3rd, 15.29)
Long Jump – Patrick LeFevre (3rd, 6.08 meters)

UChicago Top Finishers (Women)
800 meters – Michelle Dobbs (1st, 2:12.91)
1,500 meters – Brianna Hickey (2nd, 4:44.67)
4x400-meter relay – 3rd, 4:03.20 (Mikaela HammelAlison PildnerEleanor Kang, Michelle Dobbs)
High Jump – Ade Ayoola (3rd, 1.55 meters)

NEXT MEET:

  • Saturday-Sunday, April 25-26 – UChicago at UAA Championships (Atlanta, Ga.)