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MAROON MADE Volume 1, Issue 29 APRIL 18-22, 2018 Recap and looking ahead

Scenes from the Wheaton Don Church Twilight Meet.

CHAMPIONSHIPS ON THE HORIZON

In their final meets before the 2018 University Athletic Association Outdoor Track & Field Championships, the Maroon squads swept the field with two wins at the Wheaton 'Don Church' Twilight Meet April 21.

2018 UAA Track & Field Championships

  • When: Saturday-Sunday, April 28-29
  • Where: Carnegie Mellon University, Gesling Stadium, Pittsburgh, Pa.
Sophomore Joe Previdi won the men's 800 and ran the program's fourth-best outdoor time with a mark of 1:53.38 – a time that also stands as the top one in the University Athletic Association.

Maroon Track & Field Teams Dominate; Capture Both Team Titles at Wheaton Twilight Meet

Men's Top Finishers (Top 5)

  • *7 event titles, 22 Top 5 finishes
  • 100 – 4, Nike Reid, 11.23
  • 400 – 1, Tyson Miller, 49.84
  • 800 – 1, Joe Previdi, 1:53.38; 4, Jacob Amiri, 1:56.34
  • 1500 – 3, Ryan Cutter, 3:57.97; 4, Owen Melia, 3:58.67
  • 3000 – 1, Ansel Richards, 8:59.83; 2, Andrew Kates, 9:00.19; 3, Jack Barbour, 9:02.53; 4, Tim Koenning, 9:04.03
  • 110 hurdles – 1, Patrick LeFevre, 15.57; 2, Will Ackerman, 15.74
  • 400 hurdles – 1, Obinnaya Wamuo, 55.74; 2, Elliott Paintsil, 57.46
  • 4x100 relay – 3, Turner Corbett, Tyson Miller, Nike Reid, Obinnaya Wamuo, 43.28
  • 4x400 relay – 3, Elliott Paintsil, Joe Previdi, Ben Chaimberg, Owen Melia, 3:27.66
  • Long jump – 4, Will Ackerman, 6.22m
  • Triple jump – 1, Eric Yu, 12.71m; 2, Ted Falkenhayn 12.08m
  • Shot put – 2, Alexander Scott, 14.66m
  • Discus – 3, Alexander Scott, 46.33m
  • Javelin – 1, Cristen Bublitz, 50.90m
The Maroon women also swept the Top 5 spots in the 1,500 with senior Cassidy McPherson (4:39.21) leading the way, followed in order by teammates Khia Kurtenbach, Maddie DeVoe, Claire Costelloe and Claire Brockway.

Women's Top Finishers (Top 5)

  • *4 event titles; 30 Top 5 finishes
  • 100 – 2, Alisha Harris, 12.55
  • 200 – 2, Nicole VacaGuzman, 25.42; 3, Alisha Harris, 25.53
  • 800 – 2, Megan Verner-Crist, 2:17.40; 3, Emma Dyer, 2:18.35; 4, Katie Jasminski, 2:20.05
  • 1500 – 1, Cassidy McPherson, 4:39.21; 2, Khia Kurtenbach, 4:42.18; 3, Maddie DeVoe, 4:46.56; 4, Claire Costelloe, 4:47.14; 5, Claire Brockway, 4:47.81
  • 3,000 – 3, Sophie Elgamal, 10:32.65; 4, Maggie Boudreau, 10:39.41; 5, Sophia Smith, 10:42.34
  • 100 hurdles – 4, Olivia Cattau, 15.76; 5, Laura Darcey, 15.88
  • 400 hurdles – 2, Olivia Cattau, 1:05.96; 5, Rachel Gagnon, 1:12.33
  • 3,000 steeplechase – 1, Zoe Smith, 11:49.79
  • 4x100 relay – 3, Nicole VacaGuzman, Alisha Harris, Olivia Cattau, Rachel Gagnon, 50.23
  • 4x400 relay – 3, Katie Jasminski, Nicole VacaGuzman, Maddie DeVoe, Alexandra Thompson, 4:15.55
  • High jump – 1, Laura Darcey, 1.68m; 3, Alexandra Thompson, 1.58m; 4. Ade Ayoola, 1.58m
  • Pole vault – 1, Sidney Lampert, 3.38m; 2, Angel Fluet, 3.23m; 3, Isabel Garon, 3.23m
  • Shot put – 3, Ade Ayoola, 10.98m; 4, Hallie Parten, 10.68m
  • Discus – 4, Dannie Griggs, 32.10m
For the second time this season, University of Chicago's Laura Darcey was selected as a University Athletic Association (UAA) Athlete of the Week on Monday. Darcey was also previously named UAA Women's Field Athlete of the Week on March 12. The sophomore won the women's high jump on Saturday at Wheaton College's Don Church Twilight Meet. Her final height of 1.68 meters currently ranks as the fourth-best mark in NCAA Division III and the top height in the UAA.

BASEBALL

The Maroons, in coordination with the Twin Hearts Autism Foundation, hosted local families for a special Autism Awareness Day at J. Kyle Anderson Field April 21. Photos by Zoe Kaiser.
UChicago senior Maximiliano Larsen poses with an attendee of the Maroons' Autism Awareness Day held during Saturday's doubleheader against Benedictine University. UChicago split with the Eagles, winning Game 2, 12-0

EVEN-KEELED

UChicago Baseball split in two twin bills last week and defeated Edgewood handily to earn the Maroons' 18th win of the year.

UPCOMING GAMES:

  • Wednesday, April 25: UChicago at Rockford, 6 PM CT
  • Saturday, April 28: Caltech at UChicago (DH), 12/3:30 PM CT
  • Sunday, April 29: Caltech at UChicago, 12 PM CT (Senior Day)
Junior Connor Hickey led the way offensively with four hits, three RBI, and two doubles in the Maroons' 15-5 win over Edgewood College April 19.
APRIL 19: UCHICAGO 15, EDGEWOOD 5
Josh Parks blasted his second home run of the year and the fourth of his career with a solo shot to center in the Maroons' 12-0 win over Benedictine Saturday.
APRIL 21: BENEDICTINE 3, UCHICAGO 2 / UCHICAGO 12, BENEDICTINE 0
Max Larsen had a big day at the plate for the Maroons in a split at Elmhurst, going 3-for-3 with two RBI and a double in Game 1.
APRIL 22: ELMHURST 2, UCHICAGO 1 / UCHICAGO 3, ELMHURST 1

TENNIS

CONFERENCE 'SHIPS ON DECK

The Maroon Men's and Women's Tennis teams enter the 2018 University Athletic Association Championships as the No. 2 and 3 seeds, respectively.

UAA MEN'S TENNIS CHAMPIONSHIPS

  • When: Thursday-Saturday April 26-28
  • Where: Altamonte Springs, Fla.
  • Teams: Brandeis, Carnegie Mellon, Case Western Reserve, Emory, New York U, Rochester, Washington-St. Louis, UChicago.
2018 Men's UAA Championships Bracket

2018 UAA Women's Tennis Championships

  • When: Friday-Sunday, April 27-29
  • Where: Altamonte Springs, Fla.
  • Teams: Brandeis, Carnegie Mellon, Case Western Reserve, Emory, New York University, Rochester, Washington-St. Louis, UChicago.
2018 UAA Women's Tennis Championships

SOFTBALL

Inclement weather and unavoidable schedule changes forced the Maroons to take the last week off from competition. They're back in action with a full slate this week - 10 games are scheduled in the next six days.

FULL STEAM AHEAD

After a week off from competition, the Maroons are back in action with 10 games scheduled in the six days.

NEXT GAMES

  • Tuesday, April 24: UChicago at Roosevelt (DH) at the Ballpark in Rosemont, Ill. 5/7 PM CT
  • Thursday, April 26: UChicago at Wheaton (DH), 3/5 PM CT
  • Friday, April 27: UChicago at Kalamazoo (DH), 4/6 PM ET
  • Saturday, April 28: Case Western Reserve at UChicago (DH), 1/3 PM CT
  • Sunday, April 29: Case Western Reserve at UChicago (DH), 11AM/1PM CT
Junior Maeve Garvey is leading the Maroons at the plate through 24 games, batting .360 with 27 hits, four home runs, three doubles, two triples and 24 RBI.
Senior Molly Moran has been UChicago's No. 1 pitcher in the circle, as she holds a 7-4 record with a 2.78 ERA to go along with 64 strikeouts.

DEPARTMENT NEWS

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.

VOTE FOR WAA's SPECIAL OLYMPICS STORY

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.

Credits:

Patrick Gorski, Nicole Watkins, Stephan Bates, Zoe Kaiser

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