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Darcey Wins High Jump to Lead UChicago Track & Field Teams at GVSU

Laura Darcey
Laura Darcey

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – Sophomore Laura Darcey led the way for the University of Chicago men's and women's track and field teams with her high jump title at the Mike Lints Alumni Invitational Saturday hosted by Grand Valley State.

Darcey was the lone Maroon to capture an event win in the 18-team meet, as the UChicago women placed sixth (42.2 points) and the men came in seventh (36.5 points) in the team standings. Host Grand Valley State won the men's team title with 167.5 points and Division I Eastern Michigan won the women's side with 168 points.

The sophomore cleared a height of 1.62 meters to win the event, a mark that matches Darcey's career-best indoor height. In total, the Maroon women recorded 11 Top 8 finishes, as sophomore Mary Martin came in second in the long jump (5.36 meters) and Claire Brockway (5,000 meters) and Grace Penders (triple jump) each collected fifth-place finishes to lead UChicago.

On the men's side, Joe Previdi's second-place finish in the 600 meters led the way, as the sophomore finished in a time of 1:22.53. Classmate Andrew Kates also put together a strong race in the men's 5,000 meters, finishing in a time of 15:22.03 for third place. The Maroon men recorded 12 Top 8 finishes in the meet.


  • Friday-Saturday, Feb. 2-3: Windy City Invitational hosted by UChicago, 2:30pm/11:30am CT


Mike Lints Alumni Invite Top Finishers
at Grand Valley State (Grand Rapids, Mich.)

60 hurdles – 7th, Will Ackerman, 8.63
5000 meters – 3rd, Andrew Kates, 15:22.03; 8th, Jacob Gosselin, 15:41.68.
1 mile – 6th, Kiyan Tavangar, 4:17.86; 7th, Ryan Cutter, 4:17.93.
600 meters – 2nd, Joe Previdi, 1:22.53; 8th, Ben Chaimberg, 1:23.88.
Long jump – 5th, Dev Patel, 12.67m; 6th, Eric Yu, 12.66m
400 – 8th, Tyson Miller, 49.56
Shot put – 8th, Alexander Scott, 14.28m
4x400 relay – Obinnaya Wamuo, Elliott Paintsil, Ben Chaimberg, Tyson Miller, 3:22.42.


High Jump – 1st, Laura Darcey, 1.62 meters; 6th, Ade Ayoola, 1.57m
5000 meters – 5th, Claire Brockway, 18:01.63; 8th, Maggie Boudreau, 18:13.99.
600 meters – 7th, Katie Jasminski, 1:40.10
60 meters – 7th, Alisha Harris, 7.82
60 hurdles – 7th, Robin Peter, 9.18
Long jump – 2nd, Mary Martin, 5.36m
Triple jump – 5th, Grace Penders, 10.55m
Pole vault – 6th, Isabel Garon, 3.49m
4x400 relay – 4th, Emma Koether, Alisha Harris, Mary Martin, Nicole VacaGuzman, 3:58.17.