Case Western Reserve University sophomore Trey Razanauskas claimed the University Athletic Association Championship in the 10,000-meter run, to lead the Spartans during the first day of competition at the 2019 UAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships, hosted by the Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia.
Razanauskas finished first in the 10,000-meter run with a time of 31:14.76. Razanauskas scored 10 points towards the Spartans team total with his finish in the event, while junior Grant McCarthy add an All-UAA honor after finishing third with a time of 31:41.93.
Adding All-UAA honors on Saturday were junior Dominic Oddo, who finished second in the long jump with a mark of 6.83 meters, and junior Brian Holden, who placed third in the hammer throw with a toss of 48.33 meters. The men's 4x800-meter relay team of freshman Logan Singer, sophomore Thomas Patton, freshman Spencer Weigand and junior Michael Hradesky also added a third-place finish in the event with a new school record time of 7:47.49, which breaks the previous school record of 7:53.00 set back in 2016.
Other scoring performances on Saturday came from sophomore Jordan Butler, who placed fourth in the long jump with a mark of 6.62 meters, sophomore Luke Traverso, who placed seventh in the pole vault with a mark of 3.87 meters, and sophomore Ryan Burns, who finished eighth in the pole vault with a mark of 3.87 meters.
After one day of competition, the CWRU men sit in third-place in the standings with 44 points. Washington (Mo.) leads the standings with 75 points, while Carnegie Mellon is in second with 65 points.
Case Western Reserve is in good position to add onto its team score on Sunday with three athletes qualifying for finals, following their performances in preliminaries on Saturday. Oddo qualified for the 110-meter hurdles after finishing third in the event with a time of 15.94 seconds. Oddo also qualified for the 400-meter hurdles after finishing third with a time of 55.66 seconds.
Junior Jonathan Haling qualified for the 400-meter dash after finishing fifth in the event with a time of 49.07, while also earning a spot in the 200-meter dash after finishing sixth in the preliminaries with a time of 22.37. Qualifying in the 800-meter run was Hradesky (eighth, 1:55.19).
The second and final day of the 2019 UAA Outdoor Championships is slated to begin with the field events at 10:00 a.m. on Sunday, followed by events on the track at 11:30 a.m.