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.