2017-18 CWRU Women’s Indoor Track & Field Season Recap

2017-18 CWRU Women’s Indoor Track & Field Season Recap

The Case Western Reserve University women's track and field team broke six program records, received two All-UAA honors and claimed an individual conference championship during the 2017-18 indoor season.

During the two-day University Athletic Association Indoor Championships, senior Nimi Gupta won the UAA Championship in the weight throw with a toss of 15.57 meters. Gupta became the fourth Spartan woman to ever win the UAA title in the event, joining former Spartan Amanda Kline (2013), former Spartan Temi Omilabu (2016) and senior Cassandra Laios (2017).

Also earning an All-UAA honor at the conference championships was senior Danielle Kulpins in the 5,000-meter run, finishing second after crossing the finish line in a time of 17:29.27. It was her first career All-UAA finish in the event at the indoor championships.

The CWRU women set school records in six individual events throughout the 2017-18 indoor season. Sophomore Vanessa Pasadyn finished fourth in the 800-meter run at the 2018 All-Ohio Indoor Championships with a time of 2:18.60, besting her previous school record of 2:19.17 set during the 2016-17 indoor season. Junior Olivia Newman broke two school records during the indoor season. She finished second in the 500-meter run at the Joe Banks Invitational with a new school record time of 1:19.95, and then placed fourth in the 60-meter hurdles at the 2018 UAA Indoor Championships with a time of 9.17, besting the previous school record of 9.23 set by Nataija Brown in 2012.

Also setting school records for the Spartan women during the indoor season was Laios with a mark of 14.09 meters in the shot put at the Kent State Golden Gala, which bested her previous school record of 13.65 meters set at the Fifth-Annual Spartan Holiday Classic. She also broke her previous school record of 17.62 meters in the weight throw, as she finished first in the event at the All-Ohio Indoor Championships with a mark of 17.92 meters. In addition, junior Shannon Carroll broke the school record in the pentathlon at the 2018 Ohio Northern Polar Bear Last Chance Meet. She totaled 2,900 points in the event, which broke the previous school record of 2,593 points set by Keri Walter in 2012.

Three Spartans women also earned All-Great Lakes Region Honors from The U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) in their respective events, Kulpins (5,000m run), Laios (shot put, weight throw) and Newman (400m dash, 60m hurdles).

In addition to their work on the track and field, 35 members of the Case Western Reserve women's indoor track and field team received Winter UAA All-Academic recognition.

The Spartans received the following individual honors during the 2017-18 Indoor Track and Field Season:

UAA Champion

Nimi Gupta

Worthington, Ohio / Thomas Worthington

Weight Throw

 

All-UAA

Nimi Gupta

Worthington, Ohio / Thomas Worthington

Weight Throw (1st)

Danielle Kulpins

Brookfield, Wis. / Brookfield Central

5,000-Meter Run (2nd)

 

All-Great Lakes Region

Danielle Kulpins

Brookfield, Wis. / Brookfield Central

5,000-Meter Run

Cassandra Laios

Worthington, Ohio / Thomas Worthington

Shot Put, Weight Throw

Olivia Newman

Lafayette, Ind. / Jefferson

400-Meter Dash, 60-Meter Hurdles

 

UAA Athlete of the Week

Cassandra Laios

Worthington, Ohio / Thomas Worthington

Dec. 4, Dec. 11, Feb. 12

  

The following were top times/ marks by Spartan track and field athletes during the indoor 2017-18 season:

55-Meter Dash

Abbey Dungan

8.06

BW Mid-February

60-Meter Dash

Skylar Braga

7.99

CMU SPIRE Invitational

200-Meter Dash

Olivia Newman

27.05

CMU SPIRE Invitational

400-Meter Dash

Olivia Newman

59.12

UAA Indoor Track & Field Championships

500-Meter Run

Olivia Newman

1:19.95 *SR

ONU Joe Banks Invitational

800-Meter Run

Vanessa Pasadyn

2:18.60 *SR

2018 All-Ohio Indoor Championships

Mile

Isabel Torres-Padin

5:16.68

UAA Indoor Track & Field Championships

3,000-Meter Run

Danielle Kulpins

10:13.35

UAA Indoor Track & Field Championships

5,000-Meter Run

Danielle Kulpins

17:29.27

UAA Indoor Track & Field Championships

55-Meter Hurdles

Abbey Dungan

9.85

BW Mid-February

60-Meter Hurdles

Olivia Newman

9.17 *SR

UAA Indoor Track & Field Championships

4x400-Meter Relay

Julie Hines, Vanessa Pasadyn, Marie-Louise Kloster, Olivia Newman

4:07.92

Battle for the Obelisk

Distance Medley

Vanessa Pasadyn, Marie-Louise Kloster, Shahed Eid, Isabel Torres-Padin

12:33.63

UAA Indoor Track & Field Championships

High Jump

Bailey Flint

1.51m

ONU Joe Banks Invitational

Pole Vault

Abby Waltz

3.23m

Mount Union Tune Up

Long Jump

Skylar Braga

5.05m

ONU Joe Banks Invitational

Triple Jump

Samantha Kelts

10.87m

Kent State Golden Gala

Shot Put

Cassandra Laios

14.09m *SR

Kent State Golden Gala

Weight Throw

Cassandra Laios

17.92m *SR

2018 All-Ohio Indoor Championships

Pentathlon

Shannon Carroll

2,900 points *SR

2018 Polar Bear Final Qualifier and Multi


*SR – indicates school record