Case Western Reserve University graduate student Cassandra Laios earned her first career All-American honor as she placed fourth in the women's weight throw on the first day of the NCAA Division III Indoor Track and Field Championships at the Reggie Lewis Center in Boston, Massachusetts.
Competing in her first indoor national meet, Laios was seeded fifth in the women's weight throw with a school record mark of 18.05 meters. She finished fourth in the event with a toss of 17.98 meters.
Laios becomes the first Spartan woman to earn an All-American honor during the indoor season since former Spartan Erin Hollinger finished third in the high jump at the 2012 NCAA Division III Indoor Track and Field Championships.
In addition to Laios' performance, sophomore Trey Razanauskas competed in the men's 5,000-meter run on Friday. Razanauskas was seeded 16th in the 5,000-meter run with a school record time of 14:31.07. He placed 15th in the 5,000-meter run with a time of 14:59.88.
Junior Dominic Oddo also competed on Friday in the men's heptathlon. Oddo was seeded 19th in the event with a school record score of 4,733 points. He competed in four events on Friday and currently sits in 17th place with 2,585 points. Oddo earned a seventh-place finish in the 60-meter dash with a time of 7.30 (779 points) and then placed 11th in the long jump with a mark of 6.39 meters (673 points). He finished the last two events on Friday with a 13th place finish in the shot put (10.75m, 531 points) and tied for 17th in the high jump (1.77m, 602 points).
Laios and Oddo will continue competition at the 2019 NCAA Division III Indoor Championships tomorrow. Laios is set to compete in the women's shot put at 11:00 a.m., while Oddo will conclude the men's heptathlon (60-meter hurdles, pole vault and 1,000-meter run) with events starting at 10:00 a.m.
Fans can follow tomorrow's action with live video at https://www.ncaa.com/liveschedule and live results at http://results.deltatiming.com/ncaa/tf/2019-ncaa-d3-indoor-championships.