The Case Western Reserve University men's and women's track and field teams are prepared to travel to Granville, Ohio for the Bob Shannon Invitational, hosted by Denison University, on Saturday, February 2nd in the Mitchell Fieldhouse. In addition, two members of the squad will be competing at the All-Ohio Multi-Events Championship which is also being held by Denison University this weekend.
Fans unable to attend the Bob Shannon Invitational can follow the action with live stats at https://timerhub.com/get_web_index.php?page=onthemarktiming.com/past_results/results.2019/bobShannonIn19/.
A live stats link for the All-Ohio Multi-Events Championship will be posted to athletics.case.edu once it is made available.
Action at the Bob Shannon Invite is slated to begin with field events at 12:00 p.m., followed by track events set to begin at 2:00 p.m.
Last weekend, the Spartans fell to University Athletic Association rival Carnegie Mellon University, 157-115, in the 11th-Annual Battle for the Obelisk.
The men's and women's squad combined to gather seven individual titles and two relay titles, including graduate student Cassandra Laios' sweep of the throwing events. She earned the title in the weight throw with a mark of 17.08 meters, a mark good enough for a new meet record. In addition, Laios won the shot put with a new meet record of 13.70 meters.
The women's distance medley relay team of senior Isabel Torres-Padin, junior Vanessa Pasadyn, junior Shahed Eid and sophomore Maria King won the event with a time of 13:10.95. To close the evening, the men's 4x400-meter relay team finished first as junior Dominic Oddo, junior Jonathan Haling, junior Michael Hradesky and freshman Logan Singer crossed the finish line with a time of 3:31.24.
Oddo and senior Shannon Carroll will be the two Spartans competing at the All-Ohio Multi-Events Championship on Saturday and Sunday. Last year, Oddo set a new-school record in the men's heptathlon as he totaled 4,615 points. His score broke the previous school record of 4,523 points set by Michael Cohara in 2012. Carroll currently holds the school record in the women's pentathlon with a score of 2,900 points, set at the 2018 Polar Bear Last Chance Meet. She broke the previous school record of 2,593 points set by Keri Walter in 2012.
Results and a recap of the Spartans' performances at the meet will be posted to athletics.case.edu following the completion of competition on Saturday and Sunday.