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 13th.
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 Atlanta on April 27th and 28th.
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 a 7:05 p.m. start.
Last season, the Case Western Reserve finished third out of 19 teams, while the women placed eighth out of 19. Last season, junior Michael Hradesky claimed an All-Ohio honor in the 800-meter run, placing first with a time of 1:55.87. Other returning All-Ohio finishers from last year's meet for the Spartans include senior Shannon Carroll (second in the women's javelin throw), junior Andrew Green (second in the men's 5,000-meter run), senior Robert Iriye (third in the men's 10,000-meter run), junior Dominic Oddo (third in the men's long jump) and junior Jonathan Haling (third in the men's 400-meter dash).
The men have eight individuals that are ranked in the top-five in Ohio entering the meet, including Hradesky, who is first in the 800-meter run. Oddo is third in the long jump, while other top-five ranked competitors for the CWRU men include senior Ananth Suresh in the triple jump (third), freshman Logan Singer in the 800-meter run (third), sophomore Trey Razanauskas in the 5,000-meter run (fourth), Haling in the 400-meter dash (fifth), junior Grant McCarthy in the 10,000-meter run (fifth) and sophomore Dmytro Blundell in the 3,000-meter steeplechase (fifth).
Top-five ranked competitors in Ohio for the Spartan women heading into the meet include graduate student Cassandra Laios in the hammer (first), shot put (first) and discus (fourth), Carroll in the javelin (fourth) and junior Abbey Waltz in the pole vault (fifth).
Results and a recap of the meet will be posted to athletics.case.edu following the completion of competition.