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UChicago Track & Field Sweeps Phoenix Invite to Start Indoor Season

Grace Penders
Grace Penders

CHICAGO – The University of Chicago track and field teams began their indoor competitive schedule on Saturday by hosting the Phoenix Invitational at Henry Crown Field House. Both Maroon squads handily won the team titles.

UChicago's women were first of five teams with 309 points, easily outpacing second-place Aurora University (79.5 points). They won 10 events total, with junior Mary Martin earning a pair of wins in the 200 meters (26.00) and as part of the 4x400-meter relay (3:30.93).

The Maroon men were first of six teams at 290 points, with Aurora taking runner-up with 72 points. The hosts also tallied 10 event victories. First-year John McCormick was a double winner after sweeping the long jump (6.49 meters) and triple jump (13.88 meters). All told, UChicago first-years captured seven individual events in their collegiate debuts.

UChicago Top Finishers (Women)
High Jump – Alexandra Thompson (1st, 1.64 meters)
200 meters – Mary Martin (1st, 26.00)
Triple Jump – Grace Penders (1st, 10.32 meters)
5,000 meters – Margaret Habib (1st, 19:13.93)
One Mile – Emma Dyer (1st, 5:11.39)
60-meter hurdles – Robin Peter (1st, 9.27)
400 meters – Meg Fitzpatrick (1st, 1:00.72)
800 meters – Kaitlyn Van Baalen (1st, 2:21.83)
3,000 meters – Zoe Smith (1st, 10:41.12)
4x400-meter relay – 1st, 4:11.98 (Kaela Jolibois, Mary Martin, Tali Naibryf, Alexandra Thompson)

UChicago Top Finishers (Men)
Long Jump – John McCormick (1st, 6.49 meters)
Triple Jump – John McCormick (1st, 13.88 meters)
Weight Throw – Alexander Scott (1st, 15.32 meters)
5,000 meters – Jonah Estabrook (1st, 16:06.31)
One Mile – Henry Myers (1st, 4:26.01)
400 meters – Dillon O'Loughlin (1st, 51.29)
800 meters – Owen Melia (1st, 1:59.17)
200 meters – Wilson Hansen (1st, 22.96)
3,000 meters – Sam Craig (1st, 8:55.96)
4x400-meter relay – 1st, 3:30.93 (Tyson Miller, Elliott Paintsil, Ben Chaimberg, Caden Kalinowski)


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