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UChicago Women’s Track & Field Wins Wheaton Invite, Men Finish Runner-up

Claire Brockway and Henry Myers
Claire Brockway and Henry Myers

WHEATON, Ill. – The University of Chicago women's track and field team secured the team title at the Wheaton College Invitational while the men's team placed second on Saturday.

The Maroon women totaled 164.5 points in the 13-team field. UChicago's men were runners-up out of 15 teams with 142 points.

On the women's side, UChicago racked up five event titles. Junior Claire Brockway won the 5,000-meter race by more than 23 seconds, finishing in 18:07.54. The Maroons excelled in the longer distances with sophomore Zoe Smith taking the 3,000-meter steeplechase (11:43.25) and junior Maggie Boudreau crossing first in the 10,000 meters (37:55.42). The 800-meter run was won by senior Nicole VacaGuzman (2:16.23) and junior Isabel Garon was victorious in the pole vault with a height of 3.55 meters.

The Maroon men secured three victories as well. The 5,000-meter race was dominated by UChicago as the men swept the top five spots – first-year Henry Myers took first in 15:08.42. Sophomore Will Shine won the 3,000-meter steeplechase (9:43.19) and senior Alexander Scott claimed the hammer throw with a toss of 50.18 meters.

UChicago Top Finishers (Women)
800 meters – Nicole VacaGuzman (1st, 2:16.23); Maddie DeVoe (2nd, 2:21.76)
10,000 meters – Maggie Boudreau (1st, 37:55.42); Annika Hildebrandt (2nd, 39:32.08)
3,000-meter steeplechase – Zoe Smith (1st, 11:43.25)
5,000 meters – Claire Brockway (1st, 18:07.54)
Pole Vault – Isabel Garon (1st, 3.55 meters)
Long Jump – Isabel Maletich (2nd, 5.48 meters)
4x400-meter relay – 2nd, 3:57.21 (Meg Fitzpatrick, Tali Naibryf, Emma Koether, Nicole VacaGuzman)
200 meters – Mary Martin (3rd, 25.75)
1,500 meters – Emma Dyer (3rd, 4:48.43)
High Jump – Laura Darcey (3rd, 1.58 meters)

UChicago Top Finishers (Men)
5,000 meters – Henry Myers (1st, 15:08.42); Chase Gardner (2nd, 15:22.29); Ansel Richards (3rd, 15:28.30)
3,000-meter steeplechase – Will Shine (1st, 9:43.19)
Hammer Throw – Alexander Scott (1st, 50.18 meters)
Shot Put – Alexander Scott (2nd, 14.60 meters)
200 meters – Tyson Miller (2nd, 22.06)
400-meter hurdles – Elliott Paintsil (2nd, 56.42)
4x400-meter relay – 2nd, 3:21.50 (Dillon O'Loughlin, Elliott Paintsil, Ben Chaimberg, Tyson Miller)
Discus – Alexander Scott (3rd, 41.84 meters)
4x100-meter relay – 3rd, 42.73 (Tyson Miller, Wilson Hansen, Gray Mackall, Nike Reid)


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