Kline, Hollinger, Pansky All Win Events as Spartan Women Match Highest Finish in Program History
PITTSBURGH, Pa. – Junior Jenna Pansky (Parma, Ohio/Beaumont) as well as senior thrower Amanda Kline (Lancaster, Ohio/Lancaster) and All-American senior high jumper Erin Hollinger (Chardon, Ohio/Chardon) each won individual events leading the Case Western Reserve University women's track & field team to a program record-tying third place finish after the second and final day of the 2012 University Athletic Association Outdoor Championship at Gesling Stadium.
Emory University (Ga.) won the team title amassing 226.5 points. Washington University-St. Louis finished second with 201.5 points, while Case was third racking up 170 points. The University of Chicago (Ill.) was a distant fourth with 95 points followed by host Carnegie Mellon University (Pa.) in fifth (62), New York University in sixth (45) and Brandeis University (Mass.) in seventh (29).
Kline capped off her final UAA Outdoor Meet in impressive fashion. A two-time winner on Saturday in both the hammer throw and shot put events, the fourth-year Spartan notched her third individual title with a personal-record toss of 143 feet, one inch in the discus throw. Kline's mark easily outdistanced the next closest competitor by nearly 14 feet and ranks 14th in all of NCAA Division III. Also in the discus, junior Emily Mueller (Pittsburgh, Pa./Upper St. Clair) finished fourth with a throw of 117'5".
In the javelin toss, Pansky claimed her individual title with a school-record heave of 134'8". That mark also ranks 14th in Division III.
Hollinger, a three-time All-American in the high jump, won the event clearing the bar on her first attempt at 5'6" as other the other 15 competitors failed to clear the bar at that height.
In other field events, freshman Keri Walter (Cairo, Egypt/Cairo American) set a personal record in the triple jump. Sitting in seventh place headed into her final attempt, Walter jumped three times to a mark of 35'10.75", vaulting her to the fourth-place finish.
On the track, senior Nataija Brown (Cleveland, Ohio/Glenville) finished second in the 100-meter hurdles stopping the clock with a time of 15.01 seconds.
In relays, the 4x100 team of Brown, senior Samantha Friedman (Beachwood, Ohio/Beachwood), sophomore Gavriella Pora (Nampa, Idaho/Liberty Charter) and senior Leslie Stanard (Maple Heights, Ohio/Maple Heights) took second in a school-record time of 49.06.
With most of the squad having completed its season, select Spartans will next take to the track at the Gator Invitational on Friday, May 12th in Meadville, Pennsylvania.