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Maroon Track & Field Travels to Carthage Final Qualifier

Alexandra Thompson and Will Ackerman
Alexandra Thompson and Will Ackerman

KENOSHA, Wis. – The University of Chicago track and field teams sent several athletes to the Carthage College Final Qualifier on Friday.

In the final push before the national meet on Mar. 9-10, the Maroons took part in three events.

Senior Will Ackerman won the men's 55-meter hurdles in a time of 7.80. UChicago's women took part in a pair of field events. Junior Alexandra Thompson and senior Ade Ayoola went 1-2 in the high jump with matching heights of 1.64 meters. Then in the pole vault, senior Angel Fluet took third at 3.56 meters and sophomore Isabel Garon was fifth at 3.41 meters.  

The Maroons also sent their women's distance medley relay to Wartburg College's meet. The relay finished fifth in a time of 12:00.54 with the quartet of senior Cassidy McPherson, senior Olivia Cattau, first-year Maddie DeVoe and senior Megan Verner-Crist.

UChicago Top Finishers (Men)
55-meter hurdles – Will Ackerman (1st, 7.80)

UChicago Top Finishers (Women)
High Jump – Alexandra Thompson (1st, 1.64 meters); Ade Ayoola (2nd, 1.64 meters)
Pole Vault – Angel Fluet (3rd, 3.56 meters); Isabel Garon (5th, 3.41 meters)
Distance Medley Relay – 5th, 12:00.54 (Cassidy McPherson, Olivia Cattau, Maddie DeVoe, Megan Verner-Crist)


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