Eight Spartans Receive USTFCCCA All-Region Recognition

Eight Spartans Receive USTFCCCA All-Region Recognition

Eight members of the Case Western Reserve University track and field team received All-Great Lakes Region recognition from the United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA), based on their performances during the 2019 outdoor season.

Spartans receiving All-Region honors included junior Jonathan Haling in the 400-meter dash, junior Brian Holden in the javelin throw, junior Dominic Oddo in the decathlon, sophomore Trey Razanauskas in the 10,000-meter run, 5,000-meter run and 1,500-meter run, senior Ananth Suresh in the triple jump, senior Shannon Carroll in the javelin throw, graduate student Cassandra Laios in the discus, shot put and hammer throw and senior Olivia Newman in the 400-meter hurdles.

The top-five individuals in each event from each region earned the All-Region distinction, in addition to each of the members of the region's top-three relays. CWRU is a member of the Great Lakes Region.

Razanauskas finished second in the region and 14th in Division III with a school-record time 14:24.91 in the 5,000-meter run, recorded at the Dr. Keeler Invitational on May 16th. He also finished second in the region 47th in Division III with a time of 3:54.57 in the 1,500-meter run, recorded at the Great Lakes Elite Meet on Thursday. Razanauskas rounded his All-Region honors by finishing fourth in the region and 35th in Division III with a time of 30:49.55 in the 10,000-meter run, recorded at the All-Ohio Outdoor Championships on April 13th.

Haling was third in the region and 34th in Division III with a time of 48.48 in the 400-meter dash, set at the Gregory Invitational on Wednesday. Holden was third among Great Lakes competitors and 20th in Division III with a school record mark of 59.54 meters in the javelin throw, recorded at the UAA Outdoor Championships on April 27th. Oddo was second in the region and 13th in Division III with a score of 6,487 points in the decathlon, set at the Gregory Invitational on Thursday. Suresh finished second in the region and 21st in Division III with a season-best mark of 14.47 meters in the triple jump, set at the Gregory Invitational on Wednesday.

For the women, Laios finished first in the Great Lakes Region and second in Division III with a school-record mark of 55.96 meters in the hammer throw at the Harrison Dillard Twilight on May 10th. She also finished first in the region and ninth in Division III with a school-record toss of 14.20 meters in the shot put, set at the UAA Outdoor Championships on April 27th. Laios rounded her All-Region honors by finishing first in the region and 15th in Division III in the discus with a school-record mark of 45.11 meters, also set at the Harrison Dillard Twilight.

Carroll was third in the region and 30th in Division III in the javelin throw with a mark of 40.33 meters set at the Gregory Invitational on Wednesday. Newman finished second among Great Lakes competitors and 30th in Division III with a time of 1:03.22, recorded at the UAA Outdoor Championships on April 27th.

While the 2019 season has come to a close for the majority of the Spartans, Laios, Oddo and Razanauskas will each be competing at the 2019 NCAA Division III Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Geneva, Ohio this week. All events will be held at the SPIRE Institute in Geneva, Ohio, hosted by the University of Mount Union and the Greater Cleveland Sports Commission. More information on the NCAA Championships will be posted to athletics.case.edu leading up to the event.