a strong indoor season, Chicago's outdoor track & field
teams excelled at the 2001 University Athletic Association
(UAA) championships. First-year Tom Haxton was named Men's
Rookie of the Year, winning the 5,000-meter run (15:22.73)
and the 10,000-meter run (33:35.50), and helping Chicago men
to a second-place team finish. Third-year Keith Mastronardi
won first place in the triple jump with a 13.79-meter leap.
The women took fifth place as second-year Diane Valos was
third in the pole vault (2.77m), and Valerie Anderson placed
third in both shot put (10.95m) and hammer throw (41.06m).
women's tennis team came in fourth at the 2001 UAA championships,
defeating New York University 7-2 in opening-round play before
losing to champion Emory University 5-0 in the semifinals
and to Rochester (9-0) in the third-place match. The men took
eighth place, losing all three rounds of play.
Maroons softball team finished its 2001 regular season by
winning a record 26th game at a May 1 doubleheader at the
University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. On other diamonds, the
baseball team won a doubleheader against Aurora University
on May 2, improving its season record to 21-8.