DELAWARE, Ohio – Case Western Reserve University senior All-American high jumper Erin Hollinger (Chardon, Ohio/Chardon) won an individual title in the heptathlon leading the Spartan women's track & field team on the final day of the Ron Althoff Invitational on Tuesday at the George Gauthier Track.
Hollinger, the leader after day one with 2,756 points, finished the two-day event racking up 4,489 combined points. That point total ranks ninth in all of NCAA Division III this spring. Hollinger began her day finishing third with a leap of 16 feet, two-and-one-quarter inches in the long jump for 540 points. In the javelin throw, she placed second with her best toss landing 104'6" away for 512 points. In the final event, the 800-meter run, the fourth-year Spartan was fourth clocking a time of 2:30.97 for 681 points and the overall event victory.
In other field events, senior thrower Amanda Kline (Lancaster, Ohio/Lancaster) won the shot put competition with her best throw coming on her fifth of six tosses and measuring 42'8.25". Additionally, she participated in the discus event, finishing fourth with her best toss also coming on her fifth attempt and measuring 139'5".
The Spartan women will conclude their series of "last chance meets" as they look to better their times and distances competing at the Gregory Invitational this Thursday and Friday, May 17 and 18. Events are scheduled to begin on Thursday at 12:15 p.m. CST inside Benedetti-Wehrli Stadium in Naperville, Illinois.