Laios Named UAA Athlete of the Week

Laios Named UAA Athlete of the Week

Case Western Reserve University sophomore Cassandra Laios was named the University Athletic Association Athlete of the Week for women's field for the second-straight week, following her performance at the Gator Invitational at Allegheny College in Meadville, Pennsylvania last Friday.

Laios was the team's top finisher in a pair of throwing events.  She finished seventh in the shot put with a mark of 11.21 meters, and later added a seventh-place finish in the discus throw with a mark of 37.61 meters.

This was the second-straight UAA Athlete of the Week honor for Laios, and the second of her career.  She is currently ranked 50th among Division III athletes in the discus throw with a mark of 41.38 meters, and earned all-UAA honors with a second-place finish in the discus throw and a third-place finish in the shot put at the 2016 conference championships.

Laios and the Spartans will be back in action on Thursday at the Great Lakes Elite Meet, the team's final competition before the 2016 NCAA Division III Championships.

The following Spartans have earned UAA Track & Field Athlete of the Week honors during the 2015-16 season:

 

Indoor:

December 7th: Temi Omilabu (Women's Field)

February 1st: Christen Saccucci (Women's Field)

February 15th: Temi Omilabu (Women's Field)

 

Outdoor:

March 21st: Grant Mlack (Men's Track)

March 28th: Grant Mlack (Men's Track)

May 9th: Cassandra Laios (Women's Field)
May 16th: Cassandra Laios (Women's Field)