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Maroon track and field teams win Ted Haydon Invite

Renat Zalov and Cassidy McPherson
Renat Zalov and Cassidy McPherson

CHICAGO, Ill. – The University of Chicago track and field teams started the outdoor season by hosting and winning the Ted Haydon Invitational on Saturday.

The UChicago women placed first out of 13 teams with 296 points, while the Maroon men were first out of 11 teams with 273 points.

The two squads combined for 14 events victories on the day – eight on the track and six in the field – and each event had a different winner.

UChicago Top Finishers (Men)
400-meter hurdles – Jack Liang (1st, 58.71)
3,000 meters – Michael Frasco (1st, 8:53.92)
3,000-meter steeplechase – Renat Zalov (1st, 9:56.52)
5,000 meters – Kevin On (1st, 15:41.37)
High Jump – Semi Ajibola (1st, 1.95 meters)
Pole Vault – Nathan Downey (1st, 4.10 meters)
Shot Put – Andrew Maneval (1st, 13.77 meters)

UChicago Top Finishers (Women)
400-meter hurdles – Olivia Cattau (1st, 1:10.52)
800 meters – Cassidy McPherson (1st, 2:25.52)
3,000-meter steeplechase – Nissa Mai (1st, 12:09.24)
High Jump – Ade Ayoola (1st, 1.59 meters)
Discus – Nkemdilim Nwaokolo (1st, 36.27 meters)
Shot Put – Reecie Dern (1st, 11.07 meters)
4x400-meter relay – 1st, 4:09.72 (Kelsey Dunn, Eleanor Kang, Mikaela Hammel, Michelle Dobbs)


  • Friday-Saturday, Apr. 10-11 – UChicago at Chicagoland Championships (Glen Ellyn, Ill.), 12 PM / 9 AM