BEREA, Ohio – The Case Western Rerserve University men's track & field team took second place behind only host Baldwin Wallace University at the Mid-January at Harrison Dillard Track.
The Spartans swept the 400-meter dash with juniors Devon Belew (Kansas City, Mo./Park Hill) and Jonathan Freeman (Houston, Texas/Awty International School) in first and second, respectively, with times of 52.31 and 52.34. Finishing the trio, sophomore Nico Ericksen-Deris (Boulder, Colo./Boulder) crossed the finish line with a time of 53.37.
In the weight throw, junior Nicholas Heim (Rahway, N.J./Rahway) grabbed a second-place finish with a toss of 13 meters (42'08"), while senior Sam Reusser (Orrville, Ohio/Orrville) took fourth with a career-best 12.88 meters (42'3.25"). Reusser also took second place in shot put with a throw of 13.21 meters (43'4.25").
Sophomore Graeham Heil (Fort Thomas, Ky./Newport Central Catholic) posted two second-place finishes in the long jump with a leap of 6.09 meters (19'11.75") and the high jump with a mark of 1.87 meters (6"1.5"). Heil also tied for third in the triple jump with his fartherst jump recorded at 12.33m (40'5.5").
On the track, freshman Grant Mlack (Chardon, Ohio/Chardon) finished second in the 55-meter hurdles as he crossed the finish line with a time of 7.90 seconds.
In the 500m run, freshman Andrew Ibibo (Green Bay, Wis./Green Bay East) and sophomore Nathaniel Wahner (Drexel Hill, Pa./Upper Darby) finished second and third with times of 1:07.66 and 1:09.93, respectively.
Sophomore Joe Ledger (New York, N.Y./Bronx Science) took the title in the 800m run when he crossed the finish line for a time of 2:01.23.
The 4x400m relay team of Belew, Wahner, Freeman and Ericksen-Deris took the title in 3:29.85.
CWRU will now gear up for action again on Saturday, January 31 against University Athletic Association rival Carnegie Mellon University (Pa.) in the annual Battle for the Obelisk. Action is set to begin at 2:00 p.m. at the Veale Center.