Maroon track and field takes first and second at IWU Triangular

Patrick LeFevre and Cassidy McPherson
Patrick LeFevre and Cassidy McPherson

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. – The University of Chicago men's track and field team grabbed first place and the women's team took second place at Illinois Wesleyan University's I-55 Triangular on Saturday.

The three-team meet included UChicago, host IWU and Washington University-St. Louis. The Maroon men won with 125.5 points, followed by WashU with 121 and IWU with 70.5. The WashU women finished on top with 132 points, UChicago scored 101.5 points and IWU garnered 72.5 points.

The Maroon men accounted for seven victories on the afternoon. Senior Temisan Osowa took first in the 60 meters in 7.20 and was runner-up in the 200 meters. Junior Connor Turkatte beat out Osowa by 0.07 seconds in 23.31. Freshman Tyson Miller was a double winner on the day in the 400 meters (51.68) and as part of the 4x400-meter relay alongside junior Obinnaya Wamuo, freshman Elliott Paintsil and junior Nathan Downey.

Senior Andrew Maneval won the shot put by almost a whole meter (14.54 meters), junior Patrick LeFevre finished first in the 60-meter hurdles (8.51) and senior Nick Nielsen picked up a victory in the 3,000 meters (8:41.04).

On the women's side, UChicago hauled in four victories, including three in the longer distances. The junior trio of Cassidy McPhersonKelsey Dunn and Khia Kurtenbach were first across the finish line in the 1,200 meters (3:46.06), one mile (5:23.11) and 3,000 meters (9:58.46), respectively. Junior Ade Ayoola was tops in the high jump at 1.65 meters.

UChicago Top Finishers (Women)
1,200 meters – Cassidy McPherson (1st, 3:46.06)
One Mile – Kelsey Dunn (1st, 5:23.11)
3,000 meters – Khia Kurtenbach (1st, 9:58.46)
High Jump – Ade Ayoola (1st, 1.65 meters)

UChicago Top Finishers (Men)
60 meters – Temisan Osowa (1st, 7.20)
200 meters – Connor Turkatte (1st, 23.31)
400 meters – Tyson Miller (1st, 51.68)
3,000 meters – Nick Nielsen (1st, 8:41.04)
60-meter hurdles – Patrick LeFevre (1st, 8.51)
Shot Put – Andrew Maneval (1st, 14.54 meters)
4x400-meter relay – 1st, 3:29.18 (Tyson Miller, Obinnaya Wamuo, Elliott Paintsil, Nathan Downey)

NEXT MEET:

  • Men: Friday, Jan. 27 – UChicago at University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Invitational
  • Women: Saturday, Jan. 28 – UChicago at University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Invitational