Maroon Women's Track & Field Capture UAA Title; Men Third Behind Four Event Titles

Maroon Women's Track & Field Capture UAA Title; Men Third Behind Four Event Titles

CLEVELAND, Ohio – The University of Chicago women's track and field team came through with a big final day to capture its fifth University Athletic Association Indoor Track and Field team title Sunday, edging Day 1 leader Washington-St. Louis, 138-129.

The Maroon men jumped two spots from Saturday's first round of competition to take third overall, matching its indoor result from a year ago.

The women topped Washington-St. Louis after finishing second to the Bears in 2017 and earned their first UAA indoor title since 2015.

Sophomore Laura Darcey won her second event title in two days to lead the Maroons, as she helped UChicago go 1-2-3 in the high jump, winning the event with a jump of 1.68 meters. Teammates Alexandra Thompson and Ade Ayoola were right behind her in second and third with heights of 1.62 meters. Darcey captured the long jump title on Saturday.

In total, the Maroon women earned 11 more all-UAA finishes on Sunday, totaling 14 for the weekend. Saturday's included Alisha Harris (second) and Mary Martin (third) in the 60 meters; Martin (second) and Nicole VacaGuzman (third) in the 200; VacaGuzman (second) in the 400; Megan Verner-Crist (second) in the mile, Ayoola (second) in the shot put; and the 4x400 relay team (second) – which edged WashU by one second --- of Emma Koether, Martin, Olivia Cattau, and VacaGuzman.

The men – who stood fifth after Saturday's Day 1 – used four event title wins to propel them to third, as Joe Previdi (800), Patrick LeFevre (60 hurdles), Alexander Scott (shot put), and the 4x400 relay team of Obi Wamuo, Elliot Paintsill, Ben Chaimberg, and Tyson Miller all captured first-place finishes.

Tyson Miller (second, 200) also earned all-UAA honors for the Maroon men.

For LeFevre, it was his third-straight indoor hurdle title and Scott defended his title in the indoor shot put after winning the title as a first-year in 2017.

 

NEXT MEET:

  • Friday, March 2: UChicago at Carthage Final Qualifier, 3 PM CT

 

Women's Team Standings: 1. UChicago 138, 2. Washington-St. Louis 129, 3. Emory 104, 4. Brandeis 41, 5. Case Western 34, t-6. NYU 25, t-6. NYU 6.

Men's Team Standings: 1. Washington-St. Louis 120, 2. Carnegie Mellon 106, 3. UChicago 69, 4. NYU 61, 5. Case Western 56, 6. Brandeis 55, 7. Emory 29.

 

Top Women's Finishers
60 meters – 2, Alisha Harris, 7.82; 3, Mary Martin, 7.94
200 meters – 2, Mary Martin, 25.73; 3. Nicole VacaGuzman 25.75
400 meters – 2, Nicole VacaGuzman, 57.61
800 meters – 5, Cassidy McPherson, 2:16.64
1 mile – 2, Megan Verner-Crist, 5:03.99; 4, Maddie DeVoe, 5:12.69
3,000 – 4, Sophie Elgamal, 10:08.43
4x400 relay – 2, Emma Koether, Mary Martin, Olivia Cattau, Nicole VacaGuzman, 3:57.23
High jump – 1, Laura Darcey, 1.68m; 2, Alexandra Thompson, 1.62m; 3, Ade Ayoola, 1.62m
Triple jump – 5, Grace Penders, 11.02m
Shot put – 2, Ade Ayoola, 12.09m

Top Men's Finishers
60 meters – 4, Nike Reid, 7.08
200 – 2, Tyson Miller, 22.66
800 – 1, Joe Previdi, 1:54.88
60 hurdles – 1, Patrick LeFevre, 8.28; 5, Will Ackerman, 8.49
4x400 relay – 1, Obi Wamuo, Elliott Paintsil, Ben Chaimberg, Tyson Miller, 3:22.77
Shot put – 1, Alexander Scott, 15.68m