Graduate student Cassandra Laios of the Case Western Reserve University women's track and field team has been named the University Athletic Association women's field athlete of the week for the third straight week and 14th-time overall for her career, as announced by the league office on Monday afternoon.
Laios led the Spartans at the Carnegie Mellon Quad Meet this past weekend as she broke her previous school records in both the hammer throw and shot put. Laios hit a mark of 54.16 meters in the hammer throw, which broke her previous school record of 52.48 meters. She then had a toss of 13.48 meters in the shot put, which once again broke her previous school record of 13.29 meters. Laios also did well in the discus throw this past weekend, as she hit a mark of 40.88 meters.
Laios' marks in all three events currently first among all University Athletic Association athletes. In addition, she holds the top mark in the hammer throw among all Division III athletes, the fourth-best mark in the shot put in Division III and the 16th-best mark in the discus.
The Spartans return to competition this weekend, when the team gets ready to compete at two meets on Saturday, April 6th. Members of the team will either be competing at the Marv Frye Invitational, hosted by Ohio Wesleyan University in Delaware, Ohio, or they will be at the Bob Kahn Invitational, hosted by Oberlin College in Oberlin, Ohio.
The following Spartans have earned UAA Track & Field Athlete of the Week honors during the 2018-19 season:
December 3rd: Dominic Oddo (Men's Field)
February 4th: Cassandra Laios (Women's Field)
February 11th: Cassandra Laios (Women's Field)
March 18th: Cassandra Laios (Women's Field)
March 25th: Cassandra Laios (Women's Field)
April 1st: Cassandra Laios (Women's Field)