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Maroons track and field competes at first day of North Central Dr. Keeler Invite

Sarah Peluse and Gareth Jones
Sarah Peluse and Gareth Jones

NAPERVILLE, Ill. – The University of Chicago track and field teams competed in a number of events and placed four athletes in the top 10 at day one of the North Central College Dr. Keeler Invite on Thursday.

Senior Sarah Peluse was the high placer on the day for the UChicago women. Peluse ran in the 10,000 meters and finished in third place in 38:34.17. Sophomore thrower Nkemdilim Nwaokoloended up eighth in the discus throw with a toss of 40.02 meters.

Sophomore Michael Bennett tied for third in the pole vault, finishing with an outdoor season-best height of 4.91 meters. Freshman Gareth Jones placed sixth in the 5,000 meters with a time of 14:57.91.

UChicago Top Finishers (Men)
Pole Vault – Michael Bennett (3rd, 4.91 meters)
5,000 meters – Gareth Jones (6th, 14:57.91)

UChicago Top Finishers (Women)
10,000 meters – Sarah Peluse (3rd, 38:34.17)
Discus – Nkemdilim Nwaokolo (8th, 40.02 meters)


  • Friday, May 9 – UChicago at North Central College Dr. Keeler Invite, 3 PM