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Maroon Track & Field Competes at Day One of NCC Gregory Invite

Alexandra Thompson and Ryan Cutter
Alexandra Thompson and Ryan Cutter

NAPERVILLE, Ill. – The University of Chicago track & field teams completed the first half of the two-day North Central College Gregory Invitational on Wednesday.

The women's high jump proved fruitful as the Maroons grabbed the top two spots. Junior Alexandra Thompson won with a height of 1.68 meters and was closely followed by senior Ade Ayoola at 1.64 meters.

First-year Abigail Shoemaker was a runner-up in the women's 10,000 meters. She finished a mere four seconds behind the winner in the tightly-contested race, crossing the line in 37:10.89. UChicago took second through fourth place in the event.

The Maroon men had a trio of top five finishes. In the field events, sophomore Alexander Scott was fourth in the discus (46.71 meters) and senior Nathan Downey placed fourth in the pole vault (4.76 meters). First-year Ryan Cutter took fifth in the 5,000 meters with a time of 14:38.75.

UChicago Top Finishers (Women)
High Jump – Alexandra Thompson (1st, 1.68 meters); Ade Ayoola (2nd, 1.64 meters)
10,000 meters – Abigail Shoemaker (2nd, 37:10.89)
5,000 meters – Margaret Habib (6th, 18:47.96)
Pole Vault – Isabel Garon (7th, 3.43 meters)
Discus – Dannie Griggs (12th, 31.00 meters)
Hammer Throw – Hallie Parten (23rd, 34.32 meters)

UChicago Top Finishers (Men)
Discus – Alexander Scott (4th, 46.71 meters)
Pole Vault – Nathan Downey (4th, 4.76 meters)
5,000 meters – Ryan Cutter (5th, 14:38.75)


  • Thursday, May 17 @ 1:00 PM – UChicago at North Central Gregory Invite