MAROON MADE Volume 1, Issue 26 MARCH 29-APRIL 2, 2018 Recap and looking ahead


Three wins last week gave Head Coach Ruth Kmak her 400TH career win. What a milestone, Coach.
Photos by Patrick Gorski.
In Monday's home opener, UChicago softball swept through North Park with the help of three home runs -- one each by Maeve Garvey, Emma Nelson and Skye Collins.


UChicago Softball split with rival Washington-St. Louis on the road and then returned home in stellar fashion Monday, crushing three long balls en route to two wins over North Park. The two wins also gave Head Coach Ruth Kmak her 400th career win.


  • Thursday, April 5: Aurora at UChicago (DH), 3/5PM CT
  • Monday, April 9: Hope at UChicago (DH), 3/5PM CT
Maeve Garvey, left center, blasted a three-run shot in Game 1 against North Park to help the Maroons win 12-4 in five innings.
MONDAY, APRIL 2: UChicago 12, North Park 4 / UChicago 8, North Park 4
Carly Schulz totaled two hits and three RBI on the day in a split at Washington-St. Louis March 30.
MARCH 30: UChicago 10, Washington-St. Louis 5 / Washington-St. Louis 9, UChicago 0


Photos by Patrick Gorski.
The Maroons dropped Game 1 against Beloit in their home opener but bounced back to take the nightcap Monday, 8-1.


The Maroons returned to the state of Illinois after their Spring Break trip to win two games at Illinois College and go 1-1 in their home-opening double header vs. Beloit.


  • Saturday, April 7: Central (Iowa) at UChicago (DH), 12p/3p CT
First-year David Clarke earned his fourth save the season in Monday's Game 2 win over Beloit.
MONDAY, APRIL 2: Beloit 4, UChicago 1 / UChicago 8, Beloit 1
Payton Jancsy had four hits and four RBI in two wins at Illinois College.
SATURDAY, MARCH 31: UChicago 14, Illinois College 0 / UChicago 7, Illinois College 1


Six UChicago student-athletes won even titles at the Maroons' season opener at Augustana last Thursday.


Six members of the UChicago Track & Field teams won individual event titles at last week's Viking Olympics -- the Maroons' 2018 Outdoor Opener.


  • Benedictine Relays
  • When: Friday-Saturday, April 13-14
  • Where: Lisle, Ill.
Senior Khia Kurtenbach set a new meet record in the 5,000 meters at the Viking Olympics March 29.
Cassidy McPherson was the winner in the 1,500 meters in a time of 4:49.18.

Women's Top Finishers

  • 1500 – Cassidy McPherson (1st, 4:49.18); Emma Dyer (2nd, 4:54.06); Sophia Smith (5th, 5:02.73)
  • 100 hurdles – Olivia Cattau (5th, 16.04)
  • 800 – Maddie DeVoe (1st, 2:19.58); Katie Jasminski (3rd, 2:21.60)
  • 400 hurdles – Rachel Gagnon (6th, 1:13.15); Ella Parker (7th, 1:13.71)
  • 5,000 – Khia Kurtenbach (1st, 17:29.55); Abigail Shoemaker (3rd, 18:16.31); Taylor Campos (6th, 18:34.70)
  • High jump – Ade Ayoola (1st, 1.60m)
  • Triple jump – Jasmine Guerrier (7th, 9.51m)
  • Shot put – Ade Ayoola (7th, 10.89m)
  • Hammer throw – Merisa Middlestadt (6th, 36.33m)
First-year Ryan Cutter ran the fastest time in the 1,500 meters, winning in a time of 4:00.04.

Men's Top Finishers

  • 4x400 relay – Marwan Lloyd, Jason Chao, Anthony Kies, Elliott Paintsil (4th, 44.79)
  • 1500 – Ryan Cutter (1st, 4:00.04)
  • 100 – Tyson Miller (4th, 11.24)
  • 400 – Ben Chaimberg (7th, 51.24)
  • 200 – Tyson Miller (3rd, 22.04)
  • 5,000 – Peter Kreuch (2nd, 15:11.00); Andrew Kates (3rd, 15:15.09)
  • Pole vault – Nathan Downey (1st, 4.60m)
  • Shot put – Alexander Scott (3rd, 14.60m)
  • Hammer throw – Alexander Scott (4th, 43.15); Christopher Dann (6th, 40.26m)
  • Javelin – Cristen Bublitz (2nd, 48.88m); Will Ackerman (5th, 45.74m)
Nate Downey -- despite having to use different poles since his were lost by the airline on his trip back from the 2018 NCAA Division III Indoor National Meet -- won the event at the Viking Olympics with a mark of 4.60 meters.


Junior Adrienne Travis.


After 13 days off, the UChicago Women's Tennis squad returns to action in Madison, Wis., with the two-day, three-match Midwest Invite April 6-7. The Maroons enter the event with a 10-3 overall dual record.


  • What: Midwest Invite
  • Where: Madison, Wis.
  • When: Friday-Saturday. Maroons take on Augustana Friday at 7:30 AM CT.


The Learfield Directors' Cup is a joint effort between the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA) and USA Today. The points system is based on each institution's postseason finish in up to 18 sports (nine women's and nine men's).


At the conclusion of the winter sports season, the UChicago remains ranked in the top 10 in the latest 2017-18 Division III Learfield Directors' Cup standings. The Maroons are in eighth place with spring season yet to complete.

UChicago student-athletes helped organize WAA's Slam Dunk for Special Olympics event in early February, which raised more than $6,500 for the organization.


Help The University of Chicago Women's Athletic Association's Special Olympics Chicago/Special Children's Charities fundraising story earn the NCAA Division III's best for April! The winner of the poll earns $500 for WAA's next Special Olympics event! Voting is open until April 25.


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