Laios and Oddo Set School-Records at the Fifth-Annual Spartan Holiday Classic

Laios and Oddo Set School-Records at the Fifth-Annual Spartan Holiday Classic

Case Western Reserve University senior Cassandra Laios and sophomore Dominic Oddo broke school records as the men's and women's track and field teams wrapped up competition on Saturday evening at the Fifth-Annual Spartan Holiday Classic.

The Spartan men finished first out of six teams at the meet as they totaled 124 points. Oberlin finished second with 79 points and Ohio Wesleyan finished third with 76. The CWRU women finished second out the six teams as they totaled 115 points. The Oberlin women finished first with 155 points, while Ohio Wesleyan finished third with 90.

Laios finished second in the shot put with a mark of 13.65 meters, which breaks her previous school record of 12.64 meters set last indoor season. She also added a third-place finish in the weight throw with a toss of 15.77 meters.

The Spartan women turned in seven other top three performances throughout the meet. CWRU earned a first place finish in the one-mile run as freshman Kiera Olson finished with a time of 5:34.71. The Spartans earned four second place finishes as senior Skylar Braga finished second in the 60-meter dash with a time of 8.23, sophomore Samantha Kelts placed second in the triple jump with a mark of 10.47 meters and sophomore Abby Waltz finished second in the pole vault with a mark of 3.20 meters.

In addition, the women's 4x200-meter relay team of senior Marie-Louise Kloster, junior Olivia Newman, freshman Julie Hines and freshman J'Niah Johnston-Reynolds placed second in the event with a time of 1:50.47.

Senior Rachel Willard finished third in the long jump (4.96m) and freshman Madison Vargo finished third in the 800-meter run (2:30.18).

Oddo broke the school record in the long jump with a mark of 6.97 meters, which bests the previous school record of 6.69 meters set by Andrew Barnhart in 2012. He also claimed a first place finish in the 60-meter hurdles (8.94) and a third place finish in the high jump (1.82 meters). Mlack also finished second in the 60-meter hurdles (9.01).

Senior Andrew Ibibo earned a first place finish in the 400-meter dash with a time of 50.81, while the 4x200-meter relay team of Ibibo, senior Grant Mlack, Oddo and sophomore Jonathan Haling finished first in the event with a time of 1:33.26. Mlack also finished second in the 60-meter hurdles (9.01).

Sophomore Michael Hradesky earned a first place finish in the 800-meter run (1:58.03), while freshman Thomas Patton added a third place finish in the event (2:03.74). Junior Ananth Suresh also collected two third place finishes, claiming third in the long jump (6.34 meters) and third in the triple jump (12.53 meters).

The Spartans will continue their indoor season next Friday and Saturday, as they travel to Kent, Ohio for the Kent State Golden Gala.