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Maroon Track & Field Finishes Second at Benedictine Relays

Isabel Garon and Alexander Scott
Isabel Garon and Alexander Scott

LISLE, Ill. – The University of Chicago track and field teams both placed second in a combined field of 53 teams at the two-day Benedictine University Relays on Friday and Saturday.

The Maroon women won two events on the weekend. The pole vault was topped by junior Isabel Garon with a height of 3.65 meters. Then the 4x100 meter relay of first-year Meg Fitzpatrick, junior Mary Martin, senior Tali Naibryf and senior Nicole VacaGuzman crossed the finish line first in 3:54.45.

They also tallied three second-place showings. Sophomore Zoe Smith finished the 1,500 meters in 4:51.08, VacaGuzman recorded a 56.72 in the 400 meters, and first-year Kaela Jolibois concluded the 400-meter hurdles in 1:07.84.

On the men's side, UChicago also earned a pair of victories. Senior Alexander Scott submitted the best discus throw with a heave of 45.03 meters. In the 1,500 meters, the Maroons snagged the top two spots with first-years Henry Myers (4:01.98) and Akshay Mody (4:06.44).

The 4x400-meter relay team of junior Elliott Paintsil, senior Ben Chaimberg, first-year Sam Casale and junior Tyson Miller finished runner-up in 3:23.19.

UChicago Top Finishers (Women)
Pole Vault – Isabel Garon (1st, 3.65 meters); Sidney Lampert (4th, 3.50 meters)
4x100-meter relay – 1st, 3:54.45 (Meg Fitzpatrick, Mary Martin, Tali Naibryf, Nicole VacaGuzman)
1,500 meters – Zoe Smith (2nd, 4:51.08); Claire Brockway (4th, 4:51.79)
400 meters – Nicole VacaGuzman (2nd, 56.72)
400-meter hurdles – Kaela Jolibois (2nd, 1:07.84)
200 meters – Mary Martin (3rd, 25.74)
5,000 meters – Annika Hildebrandt (4th, 18:20.22); Emma Dyer (5th, 18:22.07)
800 meters – Maddie DeVoe (4th, 2:20.07)
4x100-meter relay – 4th, 49.10 (Ally Bennett, Mary Martin, Tali Naibryf, Isabel Maletich)
Triple Jump – Meg Fitzpatrick (5th, 10.99 meters)

UChicago Top Finishers (Men)
1,500 meters – Henry Myers (1st, 4:01.98); Akshay Mody (2nd, 4:06.44)
Discus – Alexander Scott (1st, 45.03 meters)
4x400-meter relay – 2nd, 3:23.19 (Elliott Paintsil, Ben Chaimberg, Sam Casale, Tyson Miller)
400-meter hurdles – Elliott Paintsil (3rd, 56.21); Cameron Edgington (4th, 57.21); Luke Johnson (5th, 57.52)
100 meters – Nike Reid (3rd, 11.18)
200 meters – Tyson Miller (5th, 22.72)
Shot Put – Alexander Scott (5th, 14.49 meters)


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