After losing to Wash U on April 13, the Maroons came back with a vengeance at the UAA Championships in Orlando, FL.
Maroons enter conference tournament with fifth seed, leave with fifth place
Chicago quadruples UAA title count in third-place performance
The No. 4–seeded Maroons defeated No. 5–seeded Case by a score of 8–1 on Thursday and will attempt to upset the No. 1–seeded and No. 3–ranked national powerhouse Emory today.
No. 29 Chicago (12–4) will fight it out for the UAA title this weekend, starting with a quarter final match against Carnegie Mellon.
After only three short weeks of outdoor preparation, the South Siders will compete in their most important meet of the season: the UAA Championship.
On the women’s side, the Maroons achieved a second place finish behind an unyielding Emory with a total of 1,435 points. On the men’s side, the South Siders tallied 1,230.5 points to finish at a solid third place behind Emory and Carnegie Mellon.
For the second time in two years, the Maroons finished second in the UAA Championship, behind NYU. Chicago beat Case 40–9 before losing to NYU, 24–15, in the final.
FOOTBALL: This Saturday’s home game against Wash U (4–5, 0–2 UAA)—the battle for the Founders Cup—is the last contest of the year for Chicago (4–5, 0–2 UAA). It is also Wash U’s final regular season game.
As the season came to its climax this past weekend, the Maroons placed fourth at the UAA Conference Championship
The South Siders finished fourth out of seven at the UAA Championship in Pittsburgh last weekend. The Maroons finished with 113 points, behind Case Western (118), Carnegie Mellon (149.50), and Wash U (195.50), in a performance that saw 17 Maroons set season-best times in their individual events.
Chicago, the fifth seed, placed fifth this past weekend with wins over Rochester (9–0) and Brandeis (7–2), but will likely end their season without a NCAA bid.
The Maroons brought home the UAA Championship title this weekend for the second time in three years.
At the Armory in New York City, Chris Hall’s squad (60 points) finished behind a quartet of conference rivals: Wash U (117), Carnegie Mellon (90), Emory (90), and NYU (75), in a surprising, and disappointing, weekend battle.
The Maroons achieved their goal of a third-place finish, but they couldn’t close the gap between themselves and second-place Emory. Wash U finished first with 149 points, Emory second with 136, and Chicago third with 63.
The men and women are each in second place at UAA’s with 404 and 381 total points, respectively.
Chicago took second at the UAA Championships Saturday at Case Western, losing a close dual meet to NYU, despite four Maroons earning spots on the All-Association team.