MAROON MADE Volume 1, Issue 17 Jan. 17-21 Recap and looking ahead

Scenes from wrestling and swimming & diving home events held Saturday, Jan. 20, at the Ratner Athletics Center.


The University of Chicago men's and women's swimming & diving teams celebrated Senior Day Saturday prior to their meet against Milwaukee.


The Maroons celebrated their senior class in style Saturday, as the men's squad topped a NCAA Division I program for the first time in program history and on the women's side, a new school-record was set.


Saturday, Jan. 27: UChicago at DePauw, 12 p.m, and Lake Forest, 1 p.m. (Split-Squad Events).

Natalie DeMuro set two NCAA Provisional Qualifying scores in the diving events to help the senior earn UAA Diver of the Week honors.
  • UChicago Top Finishers (Men)
  • 100-yard Breaststroke – Reona Yamaguchi (1st, 59.17)
  • 100-yard IM – Reona Yamaguchi (1st, 52.55)
  • 200-yard Freestyle – Taye Baldinazzo (1st, 1:43.48)
  • 500-yard Freestyle – Taye Baldinazzo (1st, 4:43.20)
  • 50-yard Freestyle – Alexander Farrell (1st, 21.49)
  • 200-yard Butterfly – Michael Todd (1st, 1:55.06)
  • 200-yard Backstroke – Keda Song (1st, 1:53.80)
  • 100-yard Freestyle – Keenan Novis (1st, 47.16)
  • 200-yard Breaststroke – Aaron Teo (1st, 2:10.29)
  • 200-yard Medley Relay – 1st, 1:35.08 (Michael Todd, Reona Yamaguchi, Keda Song, Alexander Farrell)
  • 400-yard Freestyle Relay – 1st, 3:07.59 (Taye Baldinazzo, Keenan Novis, Keda Song, Alexander Farrell)
Sohomore Reona Yamaguchi broke the men's pool record in the 100-yard IM with a time of 52.55.
  • UChicago Top Finishers (Women)
  • 200-yard Freestyle – Nadia Redza (1st, 1:56.08)
  • One-meter Dive – Natalie DeMuro (1st, 258.38)
  • 200-yard Breaststroke – Margaret Wolfson (1st, 2:24.66)
  • 100-yard Butterfly – Nicole Garcia (1st, 58.78)
First-year Nadia Redza had a big day in the 100 IM, setting a new school record with a time of 1:00.52.


2018 Track & Field Season Outlook video

Sophomore Alisha Harris won two events Saturday, capturing titles in both the 60-meter dash (7.91 seconds) and the 200 (26.60).


The Maroons won a total of 10 event titles and the UChicago women won the team title to highlight both teams' performances at Saturday's I-55 Triangular hosted by Illinois Wesleyan.


Saturday, Jan. 27: UChicago at Grand Valley State Invite (Indoor), 1 PM ET

Sophomore Robin Peter won her second-straight 60-meter hurdle event, winning in a time of 9.16 seconds.

I-55 Triangular 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.
Senior Cassidy McPherson (3) took home top honors in the 1,200 meters (3:46.78).
Sophomore Alexandra Thompson won the high jump event at 1.57 meters.
First-year Ryan Cutter won the 3,000 meters with a current UAA-best time of 8:46.78.

MEN'S I-55 Triangular 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
Senior Patrick LeFevre was victorious for the second-straight week in the men's 60-meter hurdles.
First-year Kiyan Tavangar won the 1,200 meters with a time of 3:11.62.


Ola Obi was huge in the Maroons' 82*62 win at Carnegie Mellon with 20 points, 10 rebounds, six steals, five assists and three blocks.


The #20 Maroons just keep winning, topping both Carnegie Mellon & Case Western in two big-time road wins last weekend. UChicago is now 14-2 overall and 5-0 in UAA play.


  • Friday, Jan. 26: UChicago at Emory, 6 pm ET.
  • Sunday, Jan. 28: UChicago at Rochester, 2pm ET.


#20 UChicago 82, Carnegie Mellon 62

Ola Obi has recorded four-straight doubles-doubles for the Maroons.
  • Junior forward Olariche Obi had one of her best offensive efforts of the season, leading UChicago with 20 points, 10 rebounds, six steals, five assists, and three blocks.
  • Sophomore guard Mia Farrell added 17 points on 6-of-9 shooting, Taylor Lake had 14 points and six boards.
  • First-year Marissa Igunbor was a force in limited action, netting 15 points in just 17 minutes.


#20 UChicago 91, Case Western Reserve 46

Mia Farrell scored a team-high 24 points on 10-of-13 shooting in the Maroons' 91-46 win at Case Western Reserve.
  • Mia Farrell posted the most efficient outing of her young career – the sophomore guard made 10 of 13 field goals and all four three-pointers. She scored 24 points in only 20 minutes of action.
  • Junior forward Olariche Obi tallied her fourth-straight double-double with 12 points and 10 rebounds. Sophomore guard Miranda Burt scored 14 points in 13 minutes played, and senior guard Elizabeth Nye posted 11 points and four assists.
  • The 45-point margin of victory was UChicago's largest since defeating Carnegie Mellon University 88-39 on Feb. 5, 2017. So far this season, the Maroons have beaten eight opponents by at least 20 points.


Sophomore Kahlan Lee-Lermer recorded a pin in his 165-pound match in the second round against #14 North Central.


The #23 Maroons fell to a tough #14 North Central squad in a home dual Saturday at the Ratner Athletics Center.

  • 141 – Chaise Hauck (UC) def. Anthony Rink (NCC), 10-8 decision (SV1)
  • 165 – Kahlan Lee-Lermer (UC) def. Cameron Hayes (NCC), Fall (3:50)
  • 184 – Jason Lynch (UC) def. Josh Bouie (NCC), 1-0 decision


Friday-Saturday, Jan. 26-27: #23 UChicago at Wheaton Pete Wilson Invitational.

Gage Bayless dropped a tight 5-3 decision to two-time NCAA qualifier Ben Williamson at 149 pounds.
First-year Jason Crary fell in a close 5-2 decision to North Central at 157 pounds.


Junior Ryan Jacobsen had a huge game in the Maroons' 66-64 win at Carnegie Mellon Friday, scoring a career-best 28 points and 14 boards.


UChicago improved to 8-8 overall and 4-2 in UAA play after defeating Carnegie Mellon and narrowly falling to Case Western Reserve over the weekend.


Friday, Jan. 26: UChicago at #13 Emory, 8pm ET

Sunday, Jan. 28: UChicago at #22 Rochester, 12 pm ET

Ryan Jacobsen.


Ryan Jacobsen's career-best 28 points and 14 rebounds propel Maroons to 66-64 road win at Carnegie Mellon Jan. 19.

  • Jacobsen's 28 points and 14 rebounds were both new career highs. He shot 12 of 15 overall from the field (80 percent). Karras recorded 11 points.
  • Noah Karras added 11 points, hitting three treys.
  • Collin Bartel nabbed eight rebounds in 23 minutes of action.
Jordan Baum had 15 points, five rebounds and five assists Sunday against CWRU.


Case Western Reserve 78, UChicago 73

  • Senior Jake Fenlon scored a team-high 18 points.
  • Sophomore Jordan Baum had an all-around game with 15 points on 5-of-9 shooting with five rebounds and five assists.
  • Sophomore Sam Sustacek added 11 points to round out Maroon players in double figures.



The #9 UChicago men's & women's tennis teams kick off their spring seasons this Saturday against NCAA Division III Lewis at XS Tennis Village.


Saturday, Jan. 27: Lewis at UChicago, 1 pm CT

  • Where: XS Tennis Village, 5336 South State Street, Chicago
  • The Maroons hope to build on their strong showing in the fall. The Maroon men claimed singles and doubles titles at the ITA Central Region Championships for the fourth-straight year. The duo of sophomore Tyler Raclin and first-year Jeremy Yuan went on to win the ITA Oracle Cup doubles title for the first time in program history.
  • Women's fall highlights featured an all-Maroon ITA Central Region Championship singles final between first-year Claire Handa and sophomore Marjorie Antohi. Handa came out on top 7-5, 7-6 and advanced to the ITA Oracle Cup, where she placed fourth.
Both UChicago teams open the season ranked #9 in the latest ITA Division III national rankings.


Patrick Gorski, Nicole Watkins, Stephan Bates.

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