The Case Western Reserve University men's and women's track and field teams will host rival Carnegie Mellon University (Pa.) in the 12th-Annual Battle for the Obelisk this Saturday, January 25th at 2:00 p.m. at the Veale Center.
"It's always an exciting event to jump start the indoor season and as coaches we get to see who our most serious competitors are," said Head Coach Eric Schmuhl. "The people who will make the biggest dent in the UAA Championships tend to show up big in this meet each year."
The Obelisk trophy is awarded to the winning school in what has become an annual dual meet between the two programs started by former CWRU Head Coach Steve Rubin. The team with the best men's and women's combined score takes home the Obelisk.
"Coach Aldrich and I are firm believers in having complete track and field teams," said Schmuhl. "That's what makes the dual so good of an event. We both care about having good competitors in every event possible."
Last season, CWRU scored a combined 115 points (67 women/44 men), but were unable to capture the Obelisk.
Fans unable to attend Saturday's meet can follow all of the action with a live video webcast at https://athletics.case.edu/sports/mtrack/live and live results at https://lightningtiming.com/.
The Spartans are looking forward to another weekend of competition after last competing at the Snow Globe Invitational, hosted by Otterbein University, on January 18th. Senior Dominic Oddo highlighted the Spartan performances, finishing first in the long jump with a mark of 6.69 meters. In addition, he also earned a fourth-place finish in the 60-meter hurdles with a time of 8.75.
Oddo currently ranks 34th among all Division III competitors in the long jump with a mark of 6.76 meters. In addition, sophomore Juan Perez ranks 50th in the 60-meter dash with a time of 7.06.
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.