The Case Western Reserve University men's and women's track and field teams are prepared to travel to Granville, Ohio for the Bob Shannon Invitational, hosted by Denison University on Saturday, February 8th in the Mitchell Fieldhouse. In addition, one member of the squad will be competing at the Wide Track Classic, which is being held at Hillsdale College in Hillsdale, Michigan on Friday, February 7th and Saturday, February 8th.
Fans unable to attend the Bob Shannon Invitational can follow the action with live video at https://portal.stretchinternet.com/denison/portal.htm?eventId=583562&streamType=video. A live stats link for the Bob Shannon Invite will be posted to athletics.case.edu once it is made available.
A live stats link for the Wide Track Classic can be found here: http://188.8.131.52/current/index.htm.
Action at the Bob Shannon Invite is slated to begin with field events at 12:00 p.m., followed by track events set to begin at 2:00 p.m.
Last weekend, the Spartans competed at the Joe Banks Invitational in Ada, Ohio. The squad combined to gather five first-place finishes, including a new school record.
Sophomore Logan Singer placed first in the 1,000-meter run with a time of 2:32.43, which broke the previous school record of 2:33.46 set by senior Michael Hradesky in 2017. The Spartan men tallied two other first-place finishes throughout the invite. Senior Jonathan Haling finished first in the 500-meter run with a time of 1:06.97, while senior Grant McCarthy took first in the 3,000-meter run with a time of 8:52.12.
The Spartan women were led by a first-place finish by junior Taylor Jackson in the shot put with a toss of 12.04 meters. She also placed second in the weight throw with a mark of 15.29 meters. Additionally, senior Samantha Kelts claimed the title in the triple jump with a distance of 10.66 meters.
Senior Dominic Oddo will be the lone Spartan competing at the Wide Track Classic on Friday and Saturday. Oddo is expected to compete in the men's heptathlon. Last year, Odoo set a new school record in the heptathlon as he totaled 4,709 points at the ONU Polar Bear Last Chance Meet. Oddo's score broke his previous school record of 4,615 points set at the 2018 All-Ohio Division III Multi-Events Championships.
Results and a recap of the Spartans' performances at the meets will be posted to athletics.case.edu following the completion of competition on Friday and Saturday.