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Four More All-America Honors Lead UChicago to Sixth-Place Finish

Four More All-America Honors Lead UChicago to Sixth-Place Finish

From University of Chicago Athletics

The University of Chicago women's track & field team brought home four more All-American finishes to lead the Maroons on the final day of the 2019 NCAA Indoor Track & Field Championships Saturday at the Reggie Lewis Track and Athletic Center.

Sophomore Sophie Elgamal led the way with her third-place finish in the women's 3,000 meters, where she set a new personal-best time of 9 minutes, 46.79 seconds. Coming in as the eighth seed, Elgamal garnered her second career All-American finish after earning the honor during fall's cross country season.

Friday's national champion in the long jump – UChicago first-year Isabel Maletich – followed up her big day with another All-American honor, placing sixth in the triple jump (11.77m) after entering the competition as the 10th seed.

Finally, it was a good day for the Maroons in the women's high jump, as both Laura Darcey and Alexandra Thompson leapt to All-American status, with Darcey matching her personal-best (1.68m) for a tie for sixth and Thompson making the podium in a wild five-way tie for eighth (1.63m). Darcey entered the meet as the 18th seed.