Spartans Track & Field Falls to CMU in 11th-Annual Battle for the Obelisk

Spartans Track & Field Falls to CMU in 11th-Annual Battle for the Obelisk

The Case Western Reserve University men's and women's track and field teams combined for 115 team points, but fell to University Athletic Association rival Carnegie Mellon University in the 11th-Annual Battle for the Obelisk.

The CWRU women's team scored 67 points and men contributed 44 to the team total. The Tartan women scored 69 points and the men scored 88 for a team total of 157 points.

Graduate student Cassandra Laios earned the title in the weight throw with a mark of 17.08 meters, a mark good enough for a new meet record. Laios surpasses her previous meet record of 16.78 meters set last year. In addition, Laio won the shot put with a new meet record of 13.70 meters. That surpasses her mark of 13.35 meters also set at last season's Battle for the Obelisk.

Junior Madeline Lindemann was first to cross the finish line in the 3,000-meter run with a time of 10:35.18, while junior Samantha Kelts claimed the title in the triple jump with a distance of 10.63 meters.

In addition, the women's distance medley relay team of senior Isabel Torres-Padin, junior Vanessa Pasadyn, junior Shahed Eid and sophomore Maria King won the event with a time of 13:10.95.

The men's squad gathered three individual titles and one relay title during the meet.

Junior Dominic Oddo finished first in the 60-meter hurdles with a time of 8.67. Junior Jonathan Haling won the 400-meter dash with a time of 50.91, while junior Brian Holden earned the win in the weight throw with a mark of 13.90 meters.

To close the evening, the men's 4x400-meter relay team finished first. Oddo, Haling, junior Michael Hradesky and freshman Logan Singer crossed the line with a time of 3:31.24.

Case Western Reserve is back in action next weekend, as they travel to Ada, Ohio on Saturday, February 2nd for the Joe Banks Invitational hosted by Ohio Northern University.