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Maroon Track & Field Teams Win 10 Events; Women Capture I-55 Triangular Title

Alisha Harris, Nicole VacaGuzman
Alisha Harris, Nicole VacaGuzman

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. – The University of Chicago men's and women's track and field teams captured a total of 10 event titles and the Maroon women took home their respective team title at Saturday's I-55 Triangular hosted at Illinois Wesleyan's Shirk Center.

The No. 7 women's squad – led by two titles from sophomore Alisha Harris – scored 85.5 points to edged University Athletic Association rival Washington-St. Louis (81.5) and the host Titans were third with 49.

On the men's side, Washington-St. Louis won top team honors with 86 points, UChicago was second (76) and IWU third (53).

Harris won both the 60-meter dash (7.91 seconds) and 200 meters (26.60) as the Maroon women finished with six total event wins. In the 400, junior Nicole VacaGuzman finished first with a time of 1:01.09 and sophomore Robin Peter won her second-straight 60-meter hurdle event (9.16) after taking top honors in last weekend's Phoenix Invite.

Rounding out the UChicago women's event winners were junior Alexandra Thompson in the high jump (1.57 meters) and senior Cassidy McPherson in the 1,200 meters (3:46.78).

The Maroon men won four events, the first by junior Owen Melia in the 800 meters with a time of 1:57.72, a full two seconds ahead of the second-place finishers. UChicago dominated the 3,000-meter event with a 1-2-3 finish, as first-year Ryan Cutter (8:46.78) paced the field. Teammates Andrew Kates (8:57.09) and Jacob Gosselin (8:57.80) placed second and third, respectively.

Senior Patrick LeFevre also won his second-straight 60-meter hurdle event, winning Saturday with a time of 8.39 seconds. First-year Kiyan Tavangar capped the meet with a victory in the 1,200 meters with a mark of 3:11.62.

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Women's Event Winners: 
60 meters -- Alisha Harris, 7.91
200 meters -- Alisha Harris, 26.60 
400 meters -- Nicole VacaGuzman, 1:01.09
60-meter hurdles -- Robin Peter, 9.16 
High jump -- Alexandra Thompson, 1.57 meters 
1,200 meters -- Cassidy McPherson, 3:46.78. 

Men's Event Winners: 
800 meters -- Owen Melia, 1:57.72
3,000 meters -- Ryan Cutter, 8:46.78
60-meter hurdles -- Patrick LeFevre, 8.39
1,200 meters -- Kiyan Tavangar, 3:11.62