Spartan Men and Women Win Amy Adams Memorial Invite

Spartan Men and Women Win Amy Adams Memorial Invite

The Case Western Reserve University men's and women's track and field teams competed at the Amy Adams Memorial Invitational hosted by Muskingum University in New Concord, Ohio this weekend.

With 12 top-three finishes at the meet, the Spartan women topped 14 teams in action with 118 points, finishing just ahead of second-place Malone (117) and third-place Baldwin Wallace (94). The men, who tallied seven top-three finishes, placed first out of 14 teams at the meet with 118 points. Ohio Northern finished second (84.5) and Walsh placed third (78).

Graduate student Cassandra Laios led the Case Western Reserve women, claiming the titles in the hammer throw, shot put and discus. She won the hammer throw with a school record toss of 52.48 meters, which breaks her previous record of 51.62 meters set last weekend. In the shot put, she hit a mark of 13.29 meters which broke the previous school record of 13.12 meters set by former Spartan Amanda Kline in 2012. Laios then won the discus with a mark of 40.48 meters.

Other first-place finishers for the Spartan women came from junior Samantha Kelts in the triple jump, as she went a distance of 10.65 meters to claim the title in the event.

Adding second-place finishes for the CWRU women were junior Vanessa Pasadyn in the 800-meter run (2:23.56), sophomore Olivia Battistoni in the 5,000-meter run (18:55.84) and junior Abbey Waltz in the pole vault (3.35m). Other top performers for the Spartan women at the meet came from senior Marina Yu in the hammer throw (third, 43.92m), senior Shannon Carroll in the javelin (third, 31.39m), senior Sophie Trikeriotis in the 5,000-meter run (third, 19:06.02), senior Olivia Newman in the 400-meter dash (third, 1:07.49) and the 4x100-meter relay team (third, 52.55).

Winning events for the Spartan men were junior Jonathan Haling, junior Dominic Oddo and freshman Logan Singer. Haling finished first in the 400-meter dash with a time of 49.37. Oddo picked up a win in the long jump with a mark of 6.75 meters. Singer claimed the title in the 1,500-meter run with a time of 4:05.14.

Other second-place finishers for the CWRU men included sophomore Daniel Grasing in the 1,500-meter run (4:06.96), sophomore Jordan Butler in the high jump (1.80m) and in the long jump (6.62m) and the men's 4x400-meter relay team (3:33.43).

Case Western Reserve will return to competition next weekend, when the squad will be split between two meets. The throwers will be competing at the Carnegie Mellon Mini-Meet in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on Saturday, March 30th, while the rest of the team will travel to Westerville, Ohio for the Otterbein April Fool's Invitational, hosted by Otterbein University.