CWRU Men’s 4x4 Breaks School Record at Ashland Alumni Open

CWRU Men’s 4x4 Breaks School Record at Ashland Alumni Open

For the second time this season, the Case Western Reserve University men's 4x400-meter relay team set a school record to pace the Spartans at the Ashland Alumni Open, hosted by Ashland University on Saturday.

The 4x400-meter relay team of senior Nathaniel Wahner, junior Andrew Ibibo, sophomore Joseph Cabral and freshman Jonathan Haling finished first overall at the meet with a time of 3:15.98. This time bested the previous school record of 3:16.55, which was set by Wahner, Ibibo, Cabral and Haling at the UAA Outdoor Championships last weekend.

Wahner also added a fourth-place finish in the 200-meter dash with a time of 22.33, while Haling finished 18th (23.24) and freshman Justin Thomas placed 29th (24.34). Freshman Dominic Oddo also competed on Saturday, finishing 13th in the 400-meter hurdles (58.34), 18th in the 100-meter hurdles (16:34) and 27th in the 100-meter dash (11.97). Freshman Sam Jenkins rounded out the events on the track for the Spartans, placing 22nd in the 400-meter dash with a time of 53.20.

For the Spartan women, juniors Cassandra Laios and Nimi Gupta competed on Friday in the hammer throw. Laios earned a fourth-place finish in the event with a mark of 50.35 meters (a new school record), while Gupta claimed an 11th place finish with a toss of 45.07 meters.

Case Western Reserve is scheduled to return to competition at the Dr. Keeler Invitational, hosted by North Central College in Naperville, Illinois on Friday, May 12th.