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Maroon track and field participates in final qualifiers at Carthage, UW-Stevens Point and Ohio Northern

Eleanor Kang and Will Ackerman
Eleanor Kang and Will Ackerman

STEVENS POINT, Wis. – In a final push before NCAA nationals, the University of Chicago track and field headed out to participate in several final qualifier meet. The Maroons traveled to Carthage College on Friday and University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point and Ohio Northern University on Saturday.

UChicago produced its best results of the weekend at the Wisconsin-Stevens Point Pointer Final Qualifier. The two women's relays picked up wins with quality times. The distance medley relay of junior Megan Verner-Crist, senior Eleanor Kang, junior Cassidy McPherson and junior Khia Kurtenbach posted the seventh-best time in NCAA Division III at 11:55.92. The 4x400-meter relay of Kang, freshman Alisha Harris, junior Olivia Cattau and sophomore Emma Koether put up the nation's 16th-best time of 3:55.94.

Freshman Robin Peter put up a low time of 8.87 to win the women's 60-meter hurdles. That time currently ranks ninth in NCAA Division III.

The men's distance medley took third in 10:17.69 with the quartet of senior Jeremy Ferguson, freshman Tyson Miller, sophomore Owen Melia and senior Nick Nielsen. That time ranks 33rd nationally.

At Ohio Northern, junior Will Ackerman and freshman Laura Darcey participated in multi-events. Darcey took third in the women's pentathlon with 3,144 points. She ranks 24th in the nation in the pentathlon. Ackerman won the men's heptathlon with 4,559 to rank 31st nationally.

At Carthage, freshman Isabel Garon was fourth in the women's pole vault at 3.56 meters. Sophomore Alexandra Thompson was fifth in the women's high jump at 1.55 meters.


  • Friday-Saturday, Mar. 10-11 @ 10:00 AM – UChicago at NCAA Division III Indoor Championships (Naperville, Ill.)