Spartan Women Place Eighth at All-Ohio Track and Field Championship

Rachel Tan accounted for five of her 18 team points in the high jump. (photo by Lynne Browske)
Rachel Tan accounted for five of her 18 team points in the high jump. (photo by Lynne Browske)

DELAWARE, Ohio - The Case Western Reserve University women's track and field team finished eighth overall at the 2015 All-Ohio Division III Track and Field Championship held at Selby Stadium on the campus of Ohio Wesleyan University.

The Spartans finished first, third and sixth in the 5,000-meter run. Junior Kelsey Aamoth (Solon, Ohio/Solon) crossed the finish line for a new All-Ohio record and the title with a time of 17:20.52. Senior Kristen Ruckstuhl (Mentor, Ohio/Mentor) and junior Lydia Green (Indianapolis, Ind./Pike) finished third and sixth with times of 17:34.22 and 18:23.15, respectively.

In the 3,000-meter steeplechase, freshman Danielle Kulpins (Brookfield, Wis./Brookfield Central) finished in third place with a time of 11:31.35 while junior Evy Hail (Eagle River, Alaska/Eagle River) also scored points for the Spartans finishing with a time of 11:39.32 for fifth place.

Junior Taylor O'Neil (Dayton, Ohio/Carroll) finished sixth in the 800-meter run with a time of 2:19.82.

In the jumps, junior Ashley Leyden (Atco, N.J./St. Joseph) finished sixth in the triple with a mark of 10.32 meters while senior Rachel Tan (Mentor, Ohio/Mentor) lifted herself over the bar of the high jump for a final height of 1.52 meters. Junior Christen Saccucci (Wheaton, Ill./Wheaton Warrenville South) and senior Sophia Herzog (Coopersburg, Pa./Southern Lehigh) finished sixth and tied for eighth in the pole vault with jumps of 3.25 meters and 3.10 meters, respectively.

Also in the field, freshman Cassandra Laios (Worthington, Ohio/Thomas Worthington) tossed the shot put the distance of 12.03 meters to finish seventh and freshman Rachael Collins (Cave Creek, Ariz./Cactus Shadows) heaved the javelin 31.62 meters for a seventh place finish.

The Spartans will return to the track and field next Saturday, April 18 at Baldwin Wallace University for the Sparky Adams Invitational.