ATLANTA, Ga. – The Case Western Reserve University track & field teams completed a successful day one (Friday, April 22) at the 2011 University Athletic Association Outdoor Championships at the Woodruff Physical Education Center. The men rank fourth behind a championship performance from freshman Harry Weintraub (Croton on Hudson, NY/Hendrick Hudson) and the women are also in fourth position as junior thrower Amanda Kline (Lancaster, OH/Lancaster) turned in two second-place finishes and an NCAA provisional qualifying mark.
The second and final day of the meet begins at 10:00 a.m. tomorrow.
Kline's two second-place finishes led the women. Her throw of 42 feet, eight and three-quarter inches in the shot put was a provisional qualifier. She reached a mark of 141-04 in the hammer.
Also for the women, junior Erin Hollinger (Chardon, OH/Chardon) took third in the pole vault with a height of 10-02.00.
Freshman Christina Tam (Trinidad and Tobago/Bishops) and sophomore Emily Tran (Beaverton, OR/Southridge) placed fourth and fifth in the hammer at 117-01 and 114-10, respectively. In the shot put, sophomore Jenna Pansky (Parma, OH/Beaumont) also scored a sixth-place finish in the shot put with a toss of 32-11.00. In the 10,000m run, Thea Emmons
In relay action, the 4x800 meter foursome of senior Cindy Spahn (Wildwood, MO/W.T. Woodson), freshman Kaitlin Fanning (Canton, NY/Hugh C. William), senior Justine Jeroski (Murrysville, PA/Franklin Regional) and senior Bettina Kaphingst (Lewiston, NY/Lewiston-Porter) finished fifth overall in a time of 9:39.19.
For the men, Weintraub highlighted the day with a first-place throw of 161-11 in the hammer. Also in the event, seniors Eben Via (Evanston, IL/Taylor Allerdice) placed runner-up at 159-03 and Stephen Evankovich (Wexford, PA/North Allegheny) was sixth at 152-08.
Via and Evankovich were sixth and seventh in the shot put with marks of 40-06.00 and 40-05.00, respectively.
In the pole vault event, sophomore Nick Errico (Londonderry, NH/Londonderry), junior Frank VanTassell (Minneapolis, MN/Red Wing) and junior Michael Cohara (Strongsville, OH/Strongsville) went 6-7-8 with heights of 13-01.50 and 12-07.50, respectively.