Spartans Track and Field Closes Competition at CWRU Invitational

Spartans Track and Field Closes Competition at CWRU Invitational

The Case Western Reserve University men's and women's track and field teams wrapped-up competition on Saturday afternoon at the First-Annual CWRU Invitational at DiSanto Field in Cleveland, Ohio.

The men and women combined to turn in 12 first-place finishes throughout the meet.

For the men, freshman Juan Perez claimed the title in the 400-meter dash with a time of 51.23. He also teamed with sophomore Corey King, junior Darius Inzar and sophomore Musa Hakim Jr. to place first in the event with a time of 3:58.07.

Junior Brian Holden claimed first in the javelin with a mark of 56.75 meters, while sophomore Luke Traverso placed first in the pole vault with a mark of 3.85 meters. Other first-place finishers for the Spartan men came from sophomore Jordan Butler in the long jump (6.72m), sophomore Trey Razanauskas in the 1,500-meter run (3:58.07), junior Jonathan Haling in the 100-meter dash (11.21) and freshman Spencer Weigand in the 800-meter run (1:59.11).

The CWRU women were led by graduate student Cassandra Laios, as she claimed the title in te hammer with a mark of 51.85 meters and placed first in the discus with a toss of 42.08 meters. Junior Samantha Kelts also added a first-place finish in the long jump with a mark of 5.00 meters, while sophomore Cara Giannuzzi finished first in the 3,000-meter steeplechase with a time of 12:03.32.

The Spartans will now turn their attention to the 2019 UAA Championships, hosted by Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia next weekend. Action at the meet will begin on Saturday, April 27th, and continue through Sunday, April 28th.