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USTFCCCA Names Eight Maroons All-Region for Outdoor T&F Season

USTFCCCA Names Eight Maroons All-Region for Outdoor T&F Season

USTFCCCA Outdoor T&F All-Region

CHICAGO – Eight student-athletes from the University of Chicago track & field teams earned U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) Division III All-Region selection for their performance in the outdoor season, the organization announced on Monday.

Senior Khia Kurtenbach was honored twice, for the women's 5,000 meters and 10,000 meters. She qualified for the NCAA Division III Championships in both events.

Three Maroons earned All-Region honors in the women's high jump: senior Ade Ayoola, sophomore Laura Darcey and junior Alexandra Thompson. All three posted NCAA qualifying marks.

Junior Nicole VacaGuzman was an All-Region selection in the women's 400 meters. She broke her own school record in the final qualifying meet and will compete at the NCAA national meet.

Seniors Cassidy McPherson (women's 3,000-meter steeplechase) and Megan Verner-Crist (women's 1,500 meters) were also honored on the list.

Sophomore Joe Previdi represented the men's squad, earning All-Region status in the 800 meters.

The USTFCCCA recognized the top five competitors in each event from each region – a total of 743 men and 667 women.


2018 USTFCCCA All-Region Honorees