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Maroons track and field teams compete at IWU Triangular

Nkemdilim Nwaokolo and Daniel Povitsky
Nkemdilim Nwaokolo and Daniel Povitsky

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. – The University of Chicago women's track and field team finished first while the men's team took second at the three-team Illinois Wesleyan University I-55 Triangular on Saturday.

UChicago's women scored 121 points to top Illinois Wesleyan (110.50) and Washington University in St. Louis (99.50). The Washington-St. Louis men scored 133.50 points, followed by the Maroons (98) and the Titans (87.50).

On the women's side, the Maroons were victorious in six events. Sophomore Nkemdilim Nwaokolo was a multiple winner in the shot put and the weight throw. Her weight throw mark of 15.06 meters was best by three meters. Sophomore Maya Lewinsohn won the 5,000 meters (18:55.37) by 36 seconds over the runner-up. UChicago also took the top three spots in the 1,200 meters, led by freshman Michelle Dobbs and her winning time of 3:43.10.

On the men's side, the Maroons swept the top four places in the 5,000 meters, led junior Kevin On's time of 15:24.03. Senior Daniel Povitsky won the 3,000 meters (8:40.09) by 16 seconds. UChicago won five total events on the day.

UChicago Top Finishers (Men)
5,000 meters – Kevin On (1st, 15:24.03)
3,000 meters – Daniel Povitsky (1st, 8:40.09)
Shot Put – Richard Painter (1st, 12.56 meters)
High Jump – Joey Gary (1st, 1.85 meters)
Distance Medley Relay – 1st, 10:34.84 (Kevin VollrathRyan ManzukJeremy FergusonGareth Jones)

UChicago Top Finishers (Women)
5,000 meters – Maya Lewinsohn (1st, 18:55.37)
1,200 meters – Michelle Dobbs (1st, 3:43.10)
400 meters – Francesca Tomasi (1st, 1:01.23)
200 meters – Alison Pildner (1st, 27.17)
Shot Put – Nkemdilim Nwaokolo (1st, 11.70 meters)
Weight Throw – Nkemdilim Nwaokolo (1st, 15.06 meters)


  • Men: Friday, Jan. 31 – UChicago at University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Invite, 5 PM
  • Women: Saturday, Feb. 1 – UChicago at University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Invite, 11 AM