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UChicago Track & Field Wraps Up Two-Day North Central Gregory Invite

Alexander Scott and Mary Martin
Alexander Scott and Mary Martin

NAPERVILLE, Ill. – In the final outdoor meet before NCAA nationals, the University of Chicago track and field teams competed in the two-day North Central College Gregory Invitational on Wednesday and Thursday.

UChicago pulled in four total wins during the meet. Junior Alexander Scott was double winner in the men's discus and shot put with marks of 47.74 meters and 14.91 meters, respectively. Junior Mary Martin took the long jump at 5.67 meters, and junior Laura Darcey captured the high jump at 1.68 meters.

The Maroons also received a pair of runner-up finishes from senior Nicole VacaGuzman in the women's 400 meters (56.13) and senior Tali Naibryf in the women's 200 meters (25.52).

UChicago Top Finishers (Women)
Long Jump – Mary Martin (1st, 5.67 meters); Laura Darcey (4th, 5.55 meters)
High Jump – Laura Darcey (1st, 1.68 meters); Alexandra Thompson (5th, 1.53 meters)
400 meters – Nicole VacaGuzman (2nd, 56.13) ; Mary Martin (5th, 57.91); Meg Fitzpatrick (6th, 58.47)
200 meters – Tali Naibryf (2nd, 25.52)
3,000-meter steeplechase – Zoe Smith (4th, 11:23.91); Sophia Smith (10th, 11:59.11)
Pole Vault – Isabel Garon (6th, 3.53 meters)
800 meters – Kaitlyn Van Baalen (9th, 2:15.49)
5,000 meters – Annika Hildebrandt (10th, 19:06.20)
100 meters – Tali Naibryf (10th, 12.58)

UChicago Top Finishers (Men)
Discus – Alexander Scott (1st, 47.75 meters)
Shot Put – Alexander Scott (1st, 14.91 meters)
1,500 meters – Henry Myers (4th, 3:52.55)
4x400-meter relay – 5th, 3:16.70 (Dillon O'Loughlin, Elliott Paintsil, Benjamin Chaimberg, Tyson Miller)
100 meters – Nike Reid (7th, 10.95)
Hammer Throw – Christopher Dann (7th, 43.53 meters)
Javelin – Markus Diehl (10th, 42.87 meters)


  • Thursday-Saturday, May 23-25 – UChicago at NCAA Division III Outdoor Championships (Geneva, Ohio)