A win over Washington-St. Louis on Senior Day meant a perfect 14-0 record in UAA play for the UChicago Women's Basketball team, who is now set to continue its historic run in this weekend's opening rounds of the NCAA Division III Tournament.
NCAA Division III Women's Basketball Tournament - First Round
UChicago (23-2) vs. Wisconsin-Lutheran (24-3)
- Where: St. Paul, Minn. - hosted by University of St. Thomas
- When: Friday, March 2, 5:30 PM CT
#10 UChicago 96, Washington-St. Louis 90
- Sophomore Mia Farrell powered her way to a career-high 31 points on 6-of-11 shooting and 15-of-18 from the free-throw line, adding five rebounds and sophomore Taylor Lake added 18 points, three steals, two blocks and two assists.
- In total, five Maroons scored in double figures, as junior Olariche Obi punched in her 14th double-double of the year with 16 points, 10 rebounds, four steals, two blocks and finished 7-of-10 from the field, senior Elizabeth Nye added 12 points, five steals, and four assists, and sophomore Jamie Kockenmeister chipped in 10 points off the bench.
CHAMPIONS, FOR A FIFTH TIME
The Maroon women's track and field team used an all-out team effort to edge league rival Washington-St. Louis by nine points to capture its fifth University Athletic Association indoor title in program history.
Women's All-UAA Finishers
- 60 meters – 2, Alisha Harris, 7.82; 3, Mary Martin, 7.94
- 200 meters – 2, Mary Martin, 25.73; 3. Nicole VacaGuzman 25.75
- 400 meters – 2, Nicole VacaGuzman, 57.61
- 1 mile – 2, Megan Verner-Crist, 5:03.99
- 4x400 relay – 2, Emma Koether, Mary Martin, Olivia Cattau, Nicole VacaGuzman, 3:57.23
- High jump – 1, Laura Darcey, 1.68m; 2, Alexandra Thompson, 1.62m; 3, Ade Ayoola, 1.62m
- Shot put – 2, Ade Ayoola, 12.09m
- Long jump – 1, Laura Darcey, 5.49 meters; 2, Mary Martin, 5.39 meters
- Distance medley – 3, Maddie DeVoe, Olivia Cattau, Katie Jasminski, Emma Dyer, 12:23.05
NEXT MEETS (BOTH MEN & WOMEN):
- Friday, March 2: UChicago at Carthage Final Qualifier
- Saturday, March 3: UChicago at Wisconsin Stevens Point Last Chance Meet
The Maroon men's track and field team used a huge final day at the UAA Indoor Championships to move two spots from Day 1 into a solid third-place finish -- powered by four event titles.
Men's All-UAA Finishes
- 200 – 2, Tyson Miller, 22.66
- 800 – 1, Joe Previdi, 1:54.88
- 60 hurdles – 1, Patrick LeFevre, 8.28
- 4x400 relay – 1, Obi Wamuo, Elliott Paintsil, Ben Chaimberg, Tyson Miller, 3:22.77
- Shot put – 1, Alexander Scott, 15.68m
- High jump – 3, Will Ackerman, 1.91 meters
GOING OUT IN STYLE
The UChicago men's basketball team saved its best for last, upsetting the No. 2 team in the nation in Washington-St. Louis on Senior Day and spoiling the Bears' bid for an undefeated UAA season.
UChicago 86, #2 Washington-St. Louis 77
- Saturday was Senior Day for the UChicago foursome of forward Collin Barthel, guard Jake Fenlon, forward Ryan Shearmire and guard Porter Veach. They led the squad to 62 career victories in their tenure.
- Fenlon tied his season high with 31 points to pace the offensive effort. Barthel contributed 16 points and seven rebounds to the cause. Jordan Baum went off for a career-high 18 points that included six threes, seven assists, six rebounds and three steals. Jacobs submitted a double-double with 12 points, 10 rebounds and four assists.
The UChicago men's tennis team came close to upsetting the No. 1 team in the nation and edged rival WashU to take third place at a highly competitive ITA National Team Indoor Championships last weekend in Minnesota.
#9 UChicago 5, #6 Washington-St. Louis 4
#1 Emory 5, #9 UChicago 4
#9 UChicago 6, #10 Carnegie Mellon 3
MONDAY, MARCH 19: UChicago at Pomona-Pitzer, 4 PM PT
WOMEN'S TURN AT A TITLE
After a week off, the #9 Maroon women's squad heads to the 2018 ITA Division III National Indoor Championship in Chattanooga, Tenn.
UChicago at ITA D3 National Team Indoors (Chattanooga, TN)
- Friday, March 2: UChicago vs. Washington & Lee (Quarterfinals), 11 AM ET
- Saturday, March 3: UChicago vs. TBA
- Sunday, March 4: UChicago vs. TBA
In a loaded nationally-ranked field, the Maroons wrestling team took 10th place at the NCAA Upper Midwest Regional Friday and Saturday. Three wrestlers -- Jason Crary, Will Hare, and Chaise Hauck made the podium with Top 6 finishes.
"This is a strong regional," said Head Coach Leo Kocher. "Coming in, we had six wrestlers ranked top eight for seeds, but we couldn't get any of our guys seeded higher than fifth. For the most part, we wrestled tough against the people we needed to beat in order to get to nationals – but we didn't pull out the wins. Kahlan lost a nail biter 4-3 to the second-place finisher. Nick Ferraro was winning 6-2 against the fourth placer when he damaged his knee badly. The first-years performed great with Will Hare and Chaise Hauck surpassing their seeds and Jason equaling his."
UChicago fell in a pair against Fontbonne and Dominican (Ill.) Sunday in its season opener in O'Fallon, Mo.
Fontbonne 7, UChicago 4
- Sophomore Jacob Petersen took the loss (0-1) with one inning of relief. Junior Joe Liberman got the start, lasting three innings. Senior Ricardo Fernandez, sophomore Daniel Smith and first-year David Clarke also saw action on the mound. All told, UChicago pitchers walked nine batters.
- The Maroons were limited to five hits, with Connor Hickey going 2-for-5 at the plate.
Dominican 9, UChicago 5
- Junior Brenton Villasenor (0-1 record) took the loss with a two-inning start. Sophomore Patrick Rogers threw the next four innings and struck out six batters. Junior Ravi Bakhai worked one inning of relief and first-year Zach Morochnik struck out three in his collegiate debut.
- Connor Hickey totaled three hits and Max Larsen, Ian Bohn (RBI), Josh Parks (two RBI), Brady Sarkon (home run), Payton Jancsy, and James Kelly each totaled hits for the Maroons.
- Saturday, March 3: UChicago vs. Dubuque, 1PM CT / UChicago vs. Greenville College, 3PM CT
- Sunday, March 4: UChicago vs. Grinnell, 1 PM CT
- Where: Greenville, Ill.