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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.

SWIMMING & DIVING

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

SENIOR SEND-OFF

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.

NEXT MEET(S):

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.

TRACK & FIELD

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).

I-55 VIBES

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.

NEXT MEET:

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.

WOMEN'S BASKETBALL

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.

TWELVE STRAIGHT Ws

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.

NEXT GAMES:

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

FOURTH-QUARTER SURGE

#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.

THE FARRELL SHOW

#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.

WRESTLING

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

TOUGH OPPONENT

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

NEXT MATCH:

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.

MEN'S BASKETBALL

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.

WEEKEND SPLIT

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.

NEXT GAMES:

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

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

Ryan Jacobsen.

CAREER-HIGH NIGHT

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.

CLOSE LOSS

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.

TENNIS

OPENING WEEKEND

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.

NEXT MATCH:

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.

Credits:

Patrick Gorski, Nicole Watkins, Stephan Bates.

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