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UChicago track and field wins Windy City Rumble

Michelle Dobbs and Michael Bennett
Michelle Dobbs and Michael Bennett

CHICAGO, Ill. – The University of Chicago track and field teams both came away as winners while hosting a large field of teams at the Windy City Rumble on Saturday.

The UChicago women were first out of 16 squads with 159 team points, while Loyola University was runner-up with 91 points. The Maroon men topped the 14-team field with 137 points. Valparaiso University was second with 80.5 points.

Both teams picked up four wins on the day. Freshmen Patrick LeFevre and Will Ackerman dusted their opponents in the 60-meter hurdles, finishing one-two with times of 8.64 and 8.66, respectively. Junior Michael Bennett returned to competition with a winning height of 4.75 meters in the pole vault. In the 400 meters, junior Ben Clark raced past the competition in 51.24. Sophomore Michael Shumaker capped the men's victories in the 3,000 meters, finishing in a time of 8:57.46.

Sophomore Michelle Dobbs was a multiple winner on the day in the 400 meters (59.38) and as part of the 4x400-meter relay (4:08.74). Dobbs ran the anchor leg alongside relay teammates freshman Olivia Cattau, junior Rebecca Askins-Gast and freshman Cassidy McPherson. Senior Pam Yu won the triple jump with a leap of 10.74 meters, and junior Brianna Hickey triumphed in the 800 meters in 2:20.36.

UChicago Top Finishers (Men)
60-meter hurdles – Patrick LeFevre (1st, 8.64), Will Ackerman (2nd, 8.66)
Pole Vault – Michael Bennett (1st, 4.75 meters), Chase Wilson (3rd, 4.15 meters)
400 meters – Ben Clark (1st, 51.24)
3,000 meters – Michael Shumaker (1st, 8:57.46)
60 meters – Temisan Osowa (2nd, 7.12)
High Jump – Semi Ajibola (2nd, 1.88 meters)
Triple Jump – Liam Ward (2nd, 12.88 meters)
Shot Put – Andrew Maneval (2nd, 14.39 meters)
Long Jump – Joey Gary (3rd, 6.08 meters)

UChicago Top Finishers (Women)
400 meters – Michelle Dobbs (1st, 59.38), Rebecca Askins-Gast (3rd, 1:01.48)
800 meters – Brianna Hickey (1st, 2:20.36), Cassidy McPherson (3rd, 2:23.24)
4x400-meter relay – 1st, 4:08.74 (Olivia Cattau, Rebecca Askins-Gast, Cassidy McPherson, Michelle Dobbs)
Triple Jump – Pam Yu (1st, 10.73 meters)
3,000 meters – Isabella Penido (2nd, 10:46.27), Annie Marsden (3rd, 10:48.64)
High Jump – Ade Ayoola (2nd, 1.53 meters)
Long Jump – Pam Yu (2nd, 5.19 meters)
Weight Throw – Nkemdilim Nwaokolo (2nd, 16.77 meters)
5,000 meters – Nicole Gorton (2nd, 20:29.02)
60-meter hurdles – Aleksandra Majka (3rd, 9.69)
200 meters – Alison Pildner (3rd, 26.45)
One Mile – Madeleine Horvath (3rd, 5:20.23)


  • Women: Friday, February 13 – UChicago at Chicagoland Championships (Naperville, Ill.), 5 PM
  • Men: Saturday, February 14 – UChicago at Chicagoland Championships (Naperville, Ill.), 11 AM