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Maroon Track & Field Dominates Phoenix Invite

Alexander Scott and Laura Darcey
Alexander Scott and Laura Darcey

CHICAGO – In their first action of the season, the University of Chicago track & field teams ran away with both team titles as hosts of the Phoenix Invitational on Saturday.

In the four-team meet, UChicago's women tallied 251 points while the men scored 228 points. Carroll University was the runner-up on each side with 145 and 113 points, respectively.

On the women's side, the Maroons won 11 of 14 events overall. First-years accounted for five of the individual wins, led by multi-winner Aleeza Hassan in the 200 meters (26.59) and 60-meter hurdles (9.88). The quartet of sophomore Meg Fitzpatrick, first-year Isabel Layne, senior Laura Darcey and first-year Caitlin Jorgensen combined to win the 4x400-meter relay. Each collected an individual victory as well, with Fitzpatrick in the triple jump (11.05 meters), Darcey in the high jump (1.60 meters), Layne in the 60 meters (7.99) and Jorgensen in the 800 meters (2:24.06).

The Maroon men accounted for 11 wins as well. Sophomore Wilson Hansen triumphed in a pair of sprint races, taking the 60 meters (7.06) and 200 meters (22.68). Senior Alexander Scott handily topped the field in the shot put (17.53) and weight throw (16.05 meters).

UChicago Top Finishers (Women)
60 meters – Isabel Layne (1st, 7.99)
200 meters – Aleeza Hassan (1st, 26.59)
400 meters – Ankita Puri (1st, 1:04.07)
800 meters – Caitlin Jorgensen (1st, 2:24.06)
One Mile – Sophie Elgamal (1st, 5:11.57)
3,000 meters – Rachael Hutson (1st, 10:54.11)
60-meter hurdles – Aleeza Hassan (1st, 9.88)
4x400-meter relay – 1st, 4:10.72 (Meg Fitzpatrick, Isabel Layne, Laura Darcey, Caitlin Jorgensen)
High Jump – Laura Darcey (1st, 1.60 meters)
Pole Vault – Isabel Garon (1st, 3.55 meters)
Triple Jump – Meg Fitzpatrick (1st, 11.05 meters)

UChicago Top Finishers (Men)
60 meters – Wilson Hansen (1st, 7.06)
200 meters – Wilson Hansen (1st, 22.68)
800 meters – Will Shine (1st, 1:58.26)
One Mile – Ryan Cutter (1st, 4:22.19)
3,000 meters – Andrew Kates (1st, 8:56.10)
4x400-meter relay – 1st, 3:35.77 (Harry Moore, Tyson Miller, Marc Motter, Elliott Paintsil)
Pole Vault – Christian Sodano (1st, 4.00 meters)
Long Jump – John McCormick (1st, 6.36 meters)
Triple Jump – Ted Falkenhayn (1st, 13.22 meters)
Shot Put – Alexander Scott (1st, 17.53 meters)
Weight Throw – Alexander Scott (1st, 16.05 meters)

NEXT MEET:

  • Friday, Jan. 17 @ 2:45 PM – UChicago at Grand Valley State Open