2018 CWRU Women’s Outdoor Track and Field Season Recap

2018 CWRU Women’s Outdoor Track and Field Season Recap

The Case Western Reserve University women's track and field team concluded the 2018 outdoor season with many noteworthy performances, compiling four All-UAA honors at the University Athletic Association Championships, setting two program records and qualifying one individual for the 2018 NCAA Division III Outdoor Track and Field Championships.

The Spartans capped off their outdoor season by sending one student-athlete to the 2018 Outdoor Track and Field Championships in La Crosse, Wisconsin. Senior Danielle Kulpins competed in the 3,000-meter steeplechase and ended her collegiate career with a 10th-place finish in the event. She crossed the finish line in a time of 10:50.75, the 10th-best mark among the 14 qualifiers for the finals of the event.

Three Spartans also received All-Great Lakes Region recognition from the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA), based on their performances during the season. Spartans receiving All-Region honors included Kulpins in the 3,000-meter steeplechase and the 5,000-meter run, senior Nimi Gupta in the hammer throw and junior Shannon Carroll in the heptathlon.

Kulpins was the lone CWRU honoree to earn all-region honors in two events.  Her time of 10:40.17 in the 3,000-meter steeplechase was the best this season by a Great Lakes Region runner.  The mark, which was also a school record and ranks as the fourth fastest in Division III this season, was recorded at the All-Ohio Championships on April 14th.  Kulpins was also fifth in the Great Lakes Region in the 5,000-meter run with a time of 17:23.40, the 44th-best in Division III this year.

Gupta claimed all-region honors in the hammer throw with her mark of 50.48 meters at the 2018 University Athletic Association Outdoor Track and Field Championships on April 28th.  Carroll's first-career appearance in the heptathlon was good for an all-region performance, as she notched a score of 4,186 at the Gregory Invitational on May 16th, the third-best mark in the region and 43rd across all of Division III.

At the 2018 UAA Championships, hosted by Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Gupta highlighted a group of four All-UAA honorees for the Spartans.

Gupta won the hammer throw with mark of 50.48 meters. She became just the fourth Spartan ever to win the event at the UAA Outdoor Championships, joining Amanda Kline (2012), Temi Omilabu (2016) and senior Cassandra Laios (2017). In addition, Kulpins finished second in the 3,000-meter steeplechase with a time of 10:46.40.

Carroll claimed an All-UAA honor in the shot put on the first day of the meet, after placing third in the event with a mark of 12.18 meters. On the second day of the meet, Carroll earned an All-UAA honor in the javelin throw after finishing second in the event with a mark of 37.12 meters.

In addition to their work on the track and field, 32 members of the Case Western Reserve women's outdoor track and field team received Spring UAA All-Academic recognition.

The Spartans received the following individual honors during the 2018 Outdoor Track and Field Season:

CoSIDA Academic All-America

Danielle Kulpins

Brookfield, Wis. / Brookfield Central

Third Team

 

UAA Champion

Nimi Gupta

Worthington, Ohio / Thomas Worthington

Hammer Throw

 

All-UAA

Nimi Gupta

Worthington, Ohio / Thomas Worthington

Hammer Throw (1st)

Shannon Carroll

Glenview, Ill. / Glenbrook South

Shot Put (3rd), Javelin (2nd)

Danielle Kulpins

Brookfield, Wis. / Brookfield Central

3,000-Meter Steeplechase (2nd)

 

All-Great Lakes Region

Nimi Gupta

Worthington, Ohio / Thomas Worthington

Hammer Throw

Shannon Carroll

Glenview, Ill. / Glenbrook South

Heptathlon

Danielle Kulpins

Brookfield, Wis. / Brookfield Central

3,000-Meter Steeplechase, 5,000-Meter Run

 

UAA Athlete of the Week

Madeline Lindemann

Memphis, Tenn. / Houston

Mar. 19

Nimi Gupta

Worthington, Ohio / Thomas Worthington

Mar. 26

Danielle Kulpins

Brookfield, Wis. / Brookfield Central

Apr. 16

The following were top times/ marks by Spartan track and field athletes during the outdoor 2018 season:

100-Meter Dash

Rachel Willard

13.06

BW Sparky Adams Invitational

200-Meter Dash

Julie Hines

27.28

UAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships

400-Meter Dash

Julie Hines

1:00.16

UAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships

800-Meter Run

Vanessa Pasadyn

2:19.82

UAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships

1,500-Meter Run

Isabel Torres-Padin

4:44.12

All-Ohio DIII Outdoor Track & Field Championships

5,000-Meter Run

Danielle Kulpins

17:23.40

OWU Marv Frye Invitational

10,000-Meter Run

Madeline Lindemann

37:45.82

W&L Track & Field Carnival

100-Meter Hurdles

Shannon Carroll

16.45

UAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships

400-Meter Hurdles

Marie-Louise Kloster

1:06.87

UAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships

3,000-Meter Steeplechase

Danielle Kulpins

10:40.17 *SR

All-Ohio DIII Outdoor Track & Field Championships

4x100-Meter Relay

Sarah StottnerBari LoveJulie HinesSkylar Braga

51.62

BW Sparky Adams Invitational

4x400-Meter Relay

Brianna Rees, Marie-Louise Kloster, Vanessa Pasadyn, Julie Hines

4:08.47

UAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships

4x800-Meter Relay

Isabel Torres-PadinMaria DeRenzo, Tatum NaylorVanessa Pasadyn

9:33.90

UAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships

High Jump

Bailey Flint

1.52m

OWU Marv Frye Invitational

Pole Vault

Abby Waltz

3.42m *SR

All-Ohio DIII Outdoor Track & Field Championships

Long Jump

Rachel Willard

5.09m

UAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships

Triple Jump

Rachel Willard

11.08m

Otterbein April Fool's Invitational

Shot Put

Shannon Carroll

12.18m

UAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships

Discus

Taylor Jackson

37.39m

CMU Quad Meet

Hammer

Nimi Gupta

50.48m

UAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships

Javelin

Shannon Carroll

37.73m

NCC Gregory Final Qualifier

Heptathlon

Shannon Carroll

4,186 points

NCC Gregory Final Qualifier

SR – indicates school record