The Case Western Reserve University track and field team will head back to Ohio Wesleyan University in Delaware, Ohio for the second-straight weekend, as the Spartans will compete in the All-Ohio Outdoor Championships on Saturday, April 14th.
The All-Ohio Championships will feature competition from the majority of NCAA Division III programs in the State of Ohio, with top-three finishers in each event earning All-Ohio honors. The meet will also serve a dual-purpose for the Spartans, who will be looking to tune-up for the University Athletic Association Championships in Pittsburgh on April 28th and 29th.
Field events at the meet are scheduled for a 10:00 a.m. start on Saturday, with action on the track also beginning at 10:00 a.m. The final event of the day, the 4x400-meter relay, is slated for an 8:05 p.m. start. Fans unable to attend the meet can follow all of the action with live video at https://www.owu.edu/about/follow-owu/stream-owu/.
Last season, the Case Western Reserve men finished third out of 17 teams, while the women placed eighth out of 17. Last season, senior Marie-Louise Kloster claimed an All-Ohio honor in the 400-meter hurdles, placing second with a time of 1:05.05. Other returning All-Ohio finishers from last year's meet for the Spartans include junior Shannon Carroll (third in the women's javelin throw) and junior Ananth Suresh (third in the men's triple jump).
The men have six individuals and a relay that are ranked in the top-five in Ohio entering the meet, including senior Grant Mlack, who is fourth in the 400-meter hurdles and fifth in the 110-meter hurdles. Senior Andrew Ibibo is third in Ohio in the 400-meter dash, while other top-five ranked competitors for the CWRU men include senior Sam Merriman in the 5,000-meter run (third), sophomore Michael Hradesky in the 800-meter run (fourth), sophomore Dominic Oddo and senior Zak Hurd in the long jump (third and fifth, respectively) and the Spartans' 4x400-meter relay (fifth).
Top-five ranked competitors in Ohio for the Spartan women heading into the meet include senior Danielle Kulpins in the 3,000-meter steeplechase (first) and in the 5,000-meter run (second), sophomore Madeline Lindemann in the 10,000-meter run (first), senior Rachel Willard in the triple jump (third) and Carroll in the javelin throw (fourth).
Results and a recap of the meet will be posted to athletics.case.edu following the completion of competition.