Case Western Reserve University junior sprinter Andrew Ibibo and junior thrower Cassandra Laios were named the University Athletic Association Athletes of the Week for track and field, following their performances at the W&L Track Carnival at Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Virginia this past weekend.
Ibibo won the 400-meter dash with a time of 49.11, which is currently the third-best time in Division III and fastest time in the UAA. He also claimed a fifth-place finish in the 200-meter dash with a time of 22.72, which is again currently ranked first in the UAA. This was the first UAA Athlete of the Week honor of his career.
Laios won the hammer throw with a mark of 47.38 meters, which currently ranks as the sixth longest throw in Division III and best mark in the UAA. Laios also earned a second-place finish in the discus throw with a toss of 38.19 meters, which ranks 14th in the nation and first in the UAA. This was her fourth UAA Athlete of the Week honor.
The following Spartans have earned UAA Track & Field Athlete of the Week honors during the 2016-17 season:
December 12th: Nathaniel Wahner (Men's Track), Tyler Bushman (Men's Field), Olivia Newman (Women's Track), Temi Omilabu (Women's Field)
March 20th: Andrew Ibibo (Men's Track), Cassandra Laios (Women's Field)