MAROON MADE Volume 1, Issue 16 Jan. 8-14 Recap and looking ahead



The UChicago men's and women's track and field teams opened the 2018 season with a two-team sweep of the field at the Phoenix Invitational held at Henry Crown Field House. In total, the Maroons captured 17 event titles.


Saturday, Jan. 20: UChicago at Illinois Wesleyan I-55 Triangular (Indoor), 11 a.m.

Lucy Kenig-Zeisler kicked off the meet with a victory in the 5,000 meters, running a winning time of 19:04.78.

Phoenix Invite Women's Event Winners:

  • 5,000-meter run – Lucy Kenig-Ziesler, 19:04.78
  • 1 mile run – Khia Kurtenbach, 5:14.50
  • 60-meter hurdles – Robin Peter, 9.34
  • 60-meter dash – Alisha Harris, 8.14
  • 800-meter run – Sophia Smith, 2:27.96
  • High jump – Laura Darcey, 1.62m
  • 200-meter dash – Nicole VacaGuzman, 26.70
  • Pole vault – Angel Fluet, 3.53m
  • Triple jump – Grace Penders, 10.77m
  • 4x400 relay – Gabrielle Halaby, Mary Martin, Katie Jasminski, Olivia Cattau
Laura Darcey took home the women's high jump title.
Robin Peter, center, ran the day's fastest time in the 60-meter hurdles at 9.34 seconds.
Angel Fluet cleared the No. 4 height in all of NCAA Division III with her win in the women's pole vault at 3.53 meters.
Alex Scott won the men's shot put event, recording a winning mark of 14.44 meters.


  • 1-mile run – Ryan Cutter, 4:27.61
  • 60-meter hurdles – Patrick LeFevre, 8.60
  • 800-meter run – Joe Previdi, 1:57.29
  • Triple jump – Eric Yu, 13.13m
  • 200-meter dash – Tyson Miller, 22.96
  • 3,000-meter run – Tim Koenning, 9:11.16
  • Shot put – Alexander Scott, 14.44m
First-year Ryan Cutter came out on top in the men's mile.
Tim Koenning earned Saturday's 3,000-meter title.
Senior Patrick LeFevre was victorious in the men's 60-meter hurdles.


Ola Obi recorded 14 points and 12 boards in the Maroons' 72-63 win over Brandeis, their 10th-straight victory.


The #20 Maroons pushed their win streak to 10 with two big UAA home wins over NYU and Brandeis last weekend.


  • Friday, Jan. 19: UChicago at Carnegie Mellon, 6 p.m. ET
  • Sunday, Jan. 21: UChicago at Case Western Reserve, 2 p.m. ET


Senior Elizabeth Nye drives into the lane in Sunday's win over Brandeis.
  • Taylor Lake led the scoring attack with 16 points and three blocks.
  • Ola Obi posted 14 points and 12 rebounds – her seventh double-double of the season.
  • Miranda Burt tallied 14 points and four three-pointers.
  • Mia Farrell added 10 points.
  • Senior guard Elizabeth Nye contributed a well-rounded stat line of seven points, five steals and four assists off the bench.


Taylor Lake had a big game in last Friday's win over NYU, totaling 17 points, six rebounds and four assists.
  • Sophomore Mia Farrell led the way offensively for UChicago with 19 points.
  • Classmate Taylor Lake added 17 points, six boards and four assists in an all-around effort, draining a near-perfect 7-of-8 shots from the field.
  • Junior post Olariche Obi chipped in a double-double with 13 points and 11 rebounds and rookie Marissa Igunbor added 12 points in a reserve role.


Highlights from UChicago's dual meet win over Wheaton Jan. 10.

Sophomore Steve Bonsall won his match at 157 pounds in the Maroons' dual win over Wheaton Jan. 10.


The #23 Maroons defeated #25 Wheaton 21-18 in a solid dual home meet Jan. 10 then followed that match with a seventh-place showing at the Elmhurst Invitational Jan. 13.


Saturday, Jan. 20: #14 North Central at #23 UChicago, 1 pm CT


Junior Jason Lynch came up with a clutch 5-3 win at 197 pounds to clinch the team victory over Wheaton.
  • 133 – Louis Demarco (UC) def. Josiah Fitzjerrels (WC), 10-2 major decision
  • 141 – Alec Gleason (UC) def. Cameron Calabrese (WC), 15-8 decision
  • 149 – Chaise Hauck (UC) def. Yosep Lee (WC), 8-2 decision
  • 157 – Steve Bonsall (UC) def. Jonavan Huggins (WC), 10-2 major decision
  • 165 – Kahlan Lee-Lermer (UC) def. Hunter Harrison (WC), 10-2 major decision
  • 197 – Jason Lynch (UC) def. Tim Blickle (WC), 5-3 decision


First-year Jason Crary won the title at 157 pounds at the Elmhurst Invitational to help him capture UAA Athlete of the Week Honors.
  • UChicago dominated the 157-pound bracket by advancing two grapplers to the title match. First-year Jason Crary was the champion with a 3-0 record that included one pin. He defeated first-year teammate Will Britain in the final with a 6-1 decision. Britain finished 3-1 on the day, including an upset of the No. 2-seed in overtime.
  • Junior Duncan Payne was third in the 197-pound bracket with a 4-1 mark. He tallied a pin and two major decisions, which included a 14-5 victory in the third-place match. First-year teammate Quinton Mincy placed sixth.
  • First-year Will Hare ended up fifth at heavyweight. Hare posted a 4-2 record and won his fifth-place match by a 2-1 score.
  • First-year Gage Bayless was sixth at 141 pounds. He went 2-3 on the day with a pair of first-period pins.


Junior Justin Jackson battles with a Brandeis defender for position in the Maroons' win Sunday.


The Maroons snapped a four-game losing skid with two straight league wins last weekend, topping both NYU and Brandeis at the Ratner Athletics Center over the weekend.


Friday, Jan. 19: UChicago at Carnegie Mellon, 8pm ET

Sunday, Jan. 21: UChicago at Case Western Reserve, 12pm ET

Jake Fenlon scored 19 points in Sunday's win over Brandeis.


Jordan Baum dished out a career-high 12 assists, Sam Sustacek poured in a career-high 19 points and Jake Fenlon added 19 of his own in a big 77-67 win over Brandeis Sunday.

  • Jordan Baum dished out a career-high 12 assists.
  • Senior Jake Fenlon and sophomore Sam Sustacek both netted a team-best 19 points apiece – a career-high mark for Sustacek.
  • Justin Jackson (14 points) and Noah Karras (13 points) also netted double-figure scoring for the Maroons.


A 19-point halftime lead was enough to hold off visiting NYU as UChicago men's basketball downed the Violets 80-70 behind 24 points from Jake Fenlon.

  • Collin Barthel sank all 10 of his free throws on the evening en route to 19 points and 14 rebounds.
  • Jake Fenlon poured in a game-high 24 points, while Ryan Jacobsen totaled 10 points and eight rebounds.
  • Jordan Baum contributed 10 assists, nine rebounds and three points.


By sweeping the diving events in Friday's double dual with Lewis and ONU with NCAA provisional marks, Agnes Lo earned her second UAA Athlete of the Week honor.
Members of the UChicago swimming and diving team cheer on senior Luke Trafton during his event Friday.


The Maroon men's and women's swimming & diving teams kicked off the New Year with 3 out of 4 wins in Friday's double dual with Olivet Nazarene and Lewis, with the women sweeping both teams. In total, UChicago won 14 event titles.


SATURDAY, Jan. 20: Wisconsin-Milwaukee at UChicago (Senior Day), 1 p.m. CT

Taye Baldinazzo won the 200 freestyle and placed second in two other events for the Maroon men.

Men's Event Winners

  • 400 Medley Relay (3:27.25) – Keda Song, Reona Yamaguchi, Michael Todd, Alexander Farrell
  • 200 Free (1:41.11) – Taye Baldinazzo
  • 100 Back (51.81) – Michael Todd
  • 50 Free (21.55) – Alexander Farrell
  • 1 Meter Diving (231.30) – Joseph Zhao
  • 3 Meter Diving (232.50) – Joseph Zhao
  • 400 Free Relay (3:09.40) – Stephen Park, Keenan Novis, Keda Song, Alexander Farrell
Alexander Farrell, pictured here in the butterfly, captured the best time in the 50 freestyle.

Women's Event Winners

  • 400 Medley Relay (4:00.59) – Michelle Cho, Margaret Wolfson, Hadley Ackerman, Daria Wick
  • 1000 Free (10:42.86) – Nadia Redza
  • 200 Free (1:58.42) – Elizabeth Shen
  • 1 Meter Diving (259.50) – Agnes Lo
  • 100 Free (54.51) – Elizabeth Shen
  • 3 Meter Diving (272.40) – Agnes Lo
  • 400 Free Relay (3:38.85) – Margaret Wolfson, Daria Wick, Naomy Grand'Pierre, Yifan Mao
Nadia Redza captured the 1,000-meters title for the women's squad.


Patrick Gorski, Nicole Watkins, Stephan Bates.

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