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Maroon track and field participates in Benedictine Relays, women place third

Michelle Dobbs and Andrew Maneval
Michelle Dobbs and Andrew Maneval

LISLE, Ill. – In the final meet before the conference championships, the University of Chicago track and field teams competed in the two-day Benedictine University Relays on Friday and Saturday.

UChicago's women finished third out 28 teams, scoring 84.5 points. Wheaton College was the team champion with 95 points. The Maroon men took 13th out of 29 teams with 26 points scored. Benedictine won the men's title with 105 points.

Senior Michelle Dobbs captured a win for UChicago in the women's 800 meters. Her winning time stood at 2:18.48. Junior teammate Megan Verner-Crist was right behind her as the runner-up in 2:20.18. The Maroons also placed second and third in the 3,000 meters with freshman Maggie Boudreau finishing in 10:37.40 and freshman Claire Brockway crossing the line at 10:38.37.

Junior Ade Ayoola garnered third place in the high jump (1.60 meters) and junior Olivia Cattau was also third in the 100-meter hurdles (15.31).

The men's top performer of the day was senior Andrew Maneval in the shot put. Maneval's top toss of 15.56 meters clinched third place. Additionally, junior Will Ackerman placed fourth in the javelin (50.61 meters) and junior Obinnaya Wamuo was also fourth in the 400-meter hurdles (54.85).

UChicago Top Finishers (Women)
800 meters – Michelle Dobbs (1st, 2:18.48); Megan Verner-Crist (2nd, 2:20.18)
3,000 meters – Maggie Boudreau (2nd, 10:37.40); Claire Brockway (3rd, 10:38.37)
High Jump – Ade Ayoola (3rd, 1.60 meters)
100-meter hurdles – Olivia Cattau (3rd, 15.31)
400-meter hurdles – Olivia Cattau (4th, 1:05.09)
1,500 meters – Claire Costelloe (4th, 4:47.65)
200 meters – Mary Martin (5th, 25.10)
Pole Vault – Isabel Garon (5th, 3.10 meters); Angel Fluet (5th, 3.10 meters)
4x100-meter relay – 5th, 48.13 (Charissa Newkirk, Alisha Harris, Mary Martin, Eleanor Kang)

UChicago Top Finishers (Men)
Shot Put – Andrew Maneval (3rd, 15.56 meters)
Javelin – Will Ackerman (4th, 50.61 meters)
400-meter hurdles – Obinnaya Wamuo (4th, 54.85)
4x400-meter relay – 5th, 3:23.66 (Tyson MillerJatan AnandBen ChaimbergElliott Paintsil)


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