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Case Western Reserve University sophomore Trey Razanauskas, a distance runner on the men’s track and field team, and graduate student Cassandra Laios, a thrower on the women’s track and field team, have been named the Spartan Club Athletes of the Week for their performances this past week.
Razanauskas set a new school-record in the 5,000-meter run at the Dr. Keeler Invitational hosted by North Central College in Naperville, Illinois on Thursday. With a time of 14.24.91, Razanauskas finished competition in fourth place. The time bested Sam Merriman’s time of 14:29.93 set back in 2017. His time of 14:24.91 currently ranks first among all University Athletic Association competitors and 14th among all NCAA Division III competitors.
Laios topped her program-best mark in the hammer throw and also set a new school-record in the discus at the Harrison Dillard Twilight, hosted by Baldwin Wallace University on Friday. Laios finished third in the hammer with a mark of 55.96 meters, smashing her previous school-record mark of 55.05 meters set earlier this season. In addition, Laios added a first-place finish in the discus with a new school-record mark of 45.11 meters, which bests the previous school record of 44.02 meters set by Elizabeth Ehrke back in 2007. She closed out the day by placing eighth in the shot put with a toss of 12.95 meters. Laios currently ranks first among all NCAA Division III competitors in the hammer throw and 15th in the discus, while her mark of 14.20 meters in shot put currently ranks seventh in Division III.
The Spartan Club Athletes of the Week are selected by the CWRU Department of Athletics each Monday, based on their performance during the previous week of competition.
Honorable Mention: Ananth Suresh (men’s track and field) claimed the title in the triple jump at the Harrison Dillard Twilight on Friday evening. Suresh finished first in the event with a mark of 13.83 meters. Suresh’s mark of 14.34 meters in the triple jump set at the UAA Outdoor Championships currently ranks 27th among Division III competitors.
Olivia Newman (women’s track and field) earned a sixth-place finish in the 200-meter dash and also added a fifth-place finish in the long jump at the Harrison Dillard Twilight, hosted by Baldwin Wallace University on Friday. Newman ran a time of 26.26 seconds in the 200-meter dash to place sixth, while her mark of 4.73 meters in the long jump earned her a fifth-place finish.
2018-19 Spartan Club Athletes of the Week:
September 4th: Andrew Green (men's cross country) & Karley King (volleyball)