Spartan Men Win Amy Adams Memorial Invite; Women Finish Third

Spartan Men Win Amy Adams Memorial Invite; Women Finish Third

The Case Western Reserve University men's and women's track and field teams competed at the Amy Adams Memorial Invitational hosted by Muskingum University in New Concord, Ohio this weekend.

With 12 top-three finishes at the meet, the Spartan men topped the eight teams in action with 169.5 points, finishing well ahead of second-place Ohio Dominican (114.50 points) and third-place Walsh (107 points). The women, who tallied 13 top-three finishes, placed third out of eight teams at the meet with 134.5 points. Walsh finished first (164 points) and Malone place second (146.5 points).

Sophomore Joseph Cabral led the Case Western Reserve men, winning the 800-meter run with a time of 1:56.56. He also teamed with junior Grant Mlack, freshman Sam Jenkins and freshman Dominic Oddo in the 4x400-meter relay to finish third in the event with a time of 3:26.99.

Other first-place finishers for the Spartan men came from junior Aidan DeSanto and freshman Brian Holden. DeSanto picked up the win in the 1,500-meter run with a time of 4:01.15, and was followed in fourth place by junior Sam Merriman (4:05.36) and in fifth place by junior Zach Roshon (4:06.36). Holden earned his first-place finish in the javelin throw, registering a distance of 52.26 meters.

The CWRU's men 4x400-meter relay team of freshman Jonathan Haling, freshman Michael Hradesky, junior Andrew Ibibo and senior Nathaniel Wahner finished fourth in a time of 3:31.22. Wahner added a second-place finish in the 100-meter dash with a time of 11.19 seconds, and Ibibo also added a second-place finish in the 400-meter dash with a mark of 49.73.

Adding second-place finishes for the CWRU men were freshman Xavier Yozwiak in the 5,000-meter run (15:49.37), sophomore David Prigg in the pole vault (4.10 meters) and Oddo in the long jump (6.49 meters). Other top performers for the Spartan men at the meet came from freshman Andrew Green in the 5,000-meter run (third, 15:53.52) and freshman Tom Fu in the triple jump (third, 12.67 meters).

Winning events for the Spartan women were freshman Vanessa Pasadyn and junior Rachel Willard. Pasadyn finished first in the 800-meter run with a time of 2:19.07, and added a third-place finish in the 1,500-meter run with a time of 4:50.01. Willard picked up a win in the triple jump with a distance of 10.60 meters, and was followed in second place by freshman Bailey Flint (10.41 meters) and in third place by freshman Samantha Kelts (10.21 meters).

Other second-place finishers for the CWRU women included junior Marie-Louise Kloster in the 400-meter hurdles (1:08.19) and sophomore Shannon Carroll in the javelin throw (33.80 meters).

Adding top performances by a Spartan during the meet were sophomore Ellen Sears in the 5,000-meter run (third, 21:13.50), freshman Kate Erickson in the 2,000-meter steeplechase (third, 8:19.00), junior Cassandra Laios in the shot put (third, 12.33 meters) and in the discus (third, 36.63 meters), and sophomore Marina Yu in the hammer throw (third, 41.97 meters).

Case Western Reserve will return to competition next weekend, when the team travels to Danville, Kentucky for the Centre Invitational, hosted by Centre College on Saturday, April 1st.