CWRU Track and Field Set to Compete at SPIRE Invitational

CWRU Track and Field Set to Compete at SPIRE Invitational

The Case Western Reserve University men's and women's track and field teams are prepared to travel to Geneva, Ohio for the 2018 SPIRE Invitational on Saturday, January 20th, hosted by Carnegie Mellon University in the SPIRE Performance facility.

The Spartans are looking forward to another weekend of competition after last competing at the Kent State Golden Gala from December 8th-9th. The men's and women's teams combined to send 18 athletes to the meet.

Senior Andrew Ibibo, sophomore Michael Hradesky and senior Cassandra Laios set new school records in their respective events to highlight the Spartan field. Ibibo finished fourth in the 300-meter dash with a 35.64, which bested the previous school record of 36.19 set by Andre Christina in 1994. Hradesky finished third in the 1,000-meter run with a school-record time of 2:33.46, besting the previous school record of 2:34.56, set by former Spartan Joe Ledger last season.

Laios set two CWRU records during the competition. She hit a mark of 17.62 meters in the weight throw, besting the previous school record of 17.02 meters, set by former Spartan Temi Omilabu during the 2016 indoor season. Her fifth-place finish in the event was the highest among Division III competitors at the meet. On Saturday, Laios finished fifth in the shot put with a school-record mark of 14.09 meters, which bests her previous school record of 13.65 meters set at the Fifth-Annual Spartan Holiday Classic on December 2nd.

Live Coverage
Fans can follow along with LIVE STATS throughout the meet.

Event Schedule

Women will run first for all running events. The schedule will be rolling.

Field Events Starting at 11:00 AM

(W) PV Men to follow
(W) LJ Men to follow
(M) SP Women to follow
(W) WT Men to follow
(M) HJ Women to follow
(M) TJ Women to follow (To begin after women's LJ)

Running Events

11:00 AM        5000 Meter Run

12:00 PM        

60 Meter Hurdle Prelims
60 Meter Dash Prelims
Mile Run
400 Meter Dash
60 Meter Hurdle Finals
60 Meter Dash Final
800 Meter Run
200 Meter Dash
3000 Meter Run
4 x 400 Meter Relay