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Maroon track and field sweeps top honors as hosts of Margaret Bradley Invite

Nelson Trotter and Nathan Massey
Nelson Trotter and Nathan Massey

CHICAGO, Ill. – The University of Chicago men's and women's track and field teams flew past the competition to earn a pair of team wins at the Margaret Bradley Invitational at home on Saturday.

UChicago's women topped the nine-team field with 258.5 points, while Aurora University was second with 71 points. The Maroon men were first out of 11 teams with 247.6 points, while Aurora was runner-up (101.5 points).

UChicago totaled 10 wins on the women's side – five in track races and five in field events. Freshmen Erin Glynn and Cassidy McPherson were both multiple winners. The duo ran the opening two legs of the 4x400-meter relay (4:16.81) alongside sophomore Lily Ting and senior Jennifer Uehling. Glynn also won the 400 meters (1:03.72) and McPherson finished first in the 800 meters (2:21.25).

The Maroons tallied six victories on the men's half of the meet – three in track and three in field events. Freshman Patrick LeFevre had the closest finish of the day, winning the 60-meter hurdles (8.71) by only 0.02 seconds. Freshman Peter Kreuch held on right at the finish line in the 3,000 meters (9:08.03) and topped the runner-up by a mere 0.65 seconds.

Additionally, UChicago sent its women's distance medley relay to the North Central Cardinal Classic on Friday. The Maroons posted the second-fastest time in NCAA Division III with a mark of 11:47.82 and finished only 0.60 seconds behind the top time in the nation, which was run by Washington University-St. Louis. The distance medley included freshman Megan Verner-Crist, junior Mikaela Hammel, sophomore Michelle Dobbs and junior Brianna Hickey.

UChicago Top Finishers (Men)
60-meter hurdles – Patrick LeFevre (1st, 8.71)
200 meters – Ben Clark (1st, 22.65)
3,000 meters – Peter Kreuch (1st, 9:08.03)
High Jump – Semi Ajibola (1st, 1.95 meters)
Pole Vault – Michael Bennett (1st, 4.77 meters)
Weight Throw – Nathan Massey (1st, 13.56 meters)

UChicago Top Finishers (Women)
60-meter hurdles – Aleksandra Majka (1st, 9.72)
200 meters – Alison Pildner (1st, 26.78)
400 meters – Erin Glynn (1st, 1:03.72)
800 meters – Cassidy McPherson (1st, 2:21.25)
High Jump – Nelson Trotter (1st, 1.59 meters)
Long Jump – Rachael Jackson (1st, 5.18 meters)
Triple Jump – Amy Wang (1st, 10.46 meters)
Shot Put – Reecie Dern (1st, 11.99 meters)
Weight Throw – Nkemdilim Nwaokolo (1st, 17.60 meters)
4x400-meter relay – 1st, 4:16.81 (Erin Glynn, Cassidy McPherson, Lily Ting, Jennifer Uehling)

NEXT MEET:

  • Saturday-Sunday, February 28-March 1 – UAA Indoor Track & Field Championships at UChicago, 12 PM / 10 AM