WOMEN'S CROSS COUNTRY
Highlights, post-race interviews from Khia Kurtenbach & Jordan Olson after the 2017 UAA Cross Country Championships in above video!
THIRD TIME'S A CHARM
After finishing second at the UAA Championships the last two season, UChicago senior Khia Kurtenbach captured the 2017 conference title by a full 10 seconds to earn the first medalist honor for the Maroon women since 2010.
UChicago at NCAA Midwest Regional @ Rock Island, Ill.
- When: Saturday, Nov. 11, 11 AM
- Where: Saukie Golf Course, Rock Island, Ill.
MEN'S CROSS COUNTRY
UChicago first-years Jordon Olson (7th) and Ryan Cutter (13th) led the way for the Maroon men's cross country team, earning all-conference finishes as squad placed fifth overall.
- UChicago at NCAA Midwest Regional @ Rock Island, Ill.
- When: Saturday, Nov. 11, 12 PM CT
- Where: Saukie Golf Course, Rock Island, Ill.
UChicago completed a big UAA road weekend with two wins over ranked squads, defeating #25 NYU and #23 Brandeis by identical scores of 2-0 to clinch at least a share of the conference championship with one match left.
OCT. 27 RESULTS: #1 UChicago 2, #25 NYU 0
OCT. 29 RESULTS: #1 UChicago 2, #23 Brandeis 0
- Saturday, Nov. 4: (SENIOR DAY): #6 Washington-St. Louis (14-1-1, 5-1) at #1 UChicago (17-0, 6-0), 1:30 PM
The 17-match winning streak is the longest in program history. The Maroons have never finished the regular-season unbeaten.
First-year Carter Romero was the offensive hero in two road wins for the #8 Maroon men's team, scoring both game-winners in Ws at NYU and Brandeis. Fellow first-year keeper Aaron Katsimpalis was also stellar in his first two starts of the year, recording two shutouts. Both players were named UAA Athletes of the Week.
OCT. 27 RESULTS: #7 UChicago 3, NYU 0
OCT 29 RESULTS: #7 UChicago 1, #19 Brandeis 0
- Saturday, Nov. 4: Washington-St. Louis @ #7 UChicago, 1:30 PM
The Maroons claimed sole possession of first place in the UAA with last weekend's two wins. Should UChicago defeat or tie WashU Saturday, it would claim the league title and the automatic bid into the NCAA Division III Tournament.
PREPARING FOR A CHAMPIONSHIP
The #15 Maroon volleyball team put together a 3-1 record at last weekend's Aurora Invitational, downing Concordia-Chicago, North Park, & Dubuque in the team's last competition before this weekend's UAA Championships in Atlanta, Ga.
University Athletic Association Championships
- Where: Emory University, Atlanta, Ga.
- When: Friday-Saturday, Nov. 3-4.
- Quarterfinal Matchup: (3) Chicago vs. (6) Rochester, 2PM ET
OCT. 27 RESULTS:
#15 UChicago 3, Dubuque 1 / Aurora 3, #15 UChicago 0
OCT. 28 RESULTS:
#15 UChicago 3, North Park 1 / #15 UChicago 3, Concordia Chicago 0
#9 WOMEN'S TEAM
The Maroon women's swimming & diving team also had a solid opener, led by first-year Margaret Wolfson's second-place finish in the 200 breaststroke at Northwestern. She joined teammates Nicole Lin, Gillian Gagnard, and Hannah Eastman to help the 400 freestyle relay team also place second at the meet.
- Saturday, Nov. 4: Washington-St. Louis at UChicago, 1 PM
RIPON 36, UCHICAGO 29
The Maroons saw a fourth-quarter surge by host Ripon determine a tight Midwest Conference loss Saturday in Wisconsin.
- Chandler Carroll ran for 75 yards on 22 carries and scored two touchdowns, one rushing and one passing.
- Andrew Falk was the game's top receiver, catching five balls for 90 yards and one TD.
- Jeremy Vincent snagged an interception, his third of the season.
- Jackson Ross (16 tackles, a forced fumble), Jeremy Vincent (nine tackles) and Peter Casey (nine tackles, 2.5 sacks and a fumble recovery) led the way for the Maroon defense.
SPORTS ILLUSTRATED FEATURE
The Maroons were recently featured in Sports Illustrated's Monday Morning Quarterback (MMQB) as part of its "Football in America" series. After featuring The Bay Area, Carolina, Minnesota, Dallas, and Arizona, Chicago was the next stop on the tour for MMQB and the Maroons were the college pick. Read the full story by clicking on the link below, plus check out the video!
"We chose to come to the University of Chicago! It ain't where fun comes to die, it's where excellence comes to thrive!" - Head Coach Chris Wilkerson
Head Coach Chris Wilkerson's words open the above video, while the segment on the Maroons begins at 4:50.
"The decision of where to come to college isn't just a four-year decision, it's a 40-year decision." - Junior Jeremy Vincent, to MMQB.
"They value the game of football, but they know they are here to prepare themselves for the rest of their lives after they leave our campus and the game is long-gone." - Head Coach Chris Wilkerson, to MMQB