Women’s Indoor Track & Field Ranked 25th in the USTFCCCA Top 25

Women’s Indoor Track & Field Ranked 25th in the USTFCCCA Top 25

The Case Western Reserve University women's indoor track and field team is ranked 25th in the United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) Preseason Computer Rankings, as announced by the organization on Thursday.

This is the first time that the Spartans have been ranked in the top 25 in program history. Their highest ranking previously was at 27th back during week 8 of the 2010 indoor season.

The CWRU women received 29.74 points by the computer ranking system which narrowly edged Wheaton College's 29.64 points. The Spartans were not ranked in the final 2018 poll.

The women currently have three individuals in four events that rank in the top 25 among all Division III competitors. Graduate student Cassandra Laios currently has the third-best mark in the shot put with a distance of 13.92 meters, which she registered at the Sixth-Annual Spartan Holiday Classic on December 1st. She also currently ranks fifth in the weight throw with a mark of 16.90 meters, which she hit at the Youngstown State Icebreaker on December 7th.

In addition, junior Abby Waltz ranks 23rd in the pole vault with a mark of 3.20 meters and sophomore Julie Hines ranks 25th in the 400-meter dash with a time of 1:00.97.

The Spartans are getting ready to resume competition following winter break, as they will travel to Geneva, Ohio on Saturday, January 19th for the SPIRE Invitational.