Carroll and Laios Claim UAA Titles; CWRU Women Finish Fourth at UAA Championships

Carroll and Laios Claim UAA Titles; CWRU Women Finish Fourth at UAA Championships

The Case Western Reserve University women's track and field team wrapped up competition at the 2019 University Athletic Association Outdoor Championships on Sunday, finishing fourth out of seven teams at the meet, hosted by Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia.

The Spartans finished the meet with 110 points, placing behind Washington (233.5), Chicago (156.5) and host Emory (149). Following Case Western Reserve in the standings were Carnegie Mellon (85), Brandeis (59) and NYU (21).

Senior Shannon Carroll won the conference title in the javelin throw with a mark of 40.33 meters. Graduate student Cassandra Laios added a seventh-place finish in the event with a mark of 30.41 meters, while freshman Eleanor Gaddy finished eighth with a mark of 30.34 meters.

Laios won the conference title in the discus throw with a mark of 43.78 meters. Sophomore Taylor Jackson added a fourth-place finish in the event with a mark of 37.78 meters, while sophomore Emma Hammelef placed sixth (35.25m) and freshman Kayla Reece finished eighth (31.33m).

In addition, senior Olivia Newman claimed an All-UAA honor in the 400-meter hurdles on Sunday, as she placed second with a time of 1:03.22. The women's 4x100-meter relay team of sophomore Julie Hines, junior Bari Love, freshman Ana Scherf and Newman also added an All-UAA honor by finishing third in the event with a time of 49.24.

Case Western Reserve also scored in the women's 4x400-meter relay, as the team of Hines, junior Maria King, sophomore Brianna Rees and Newman placed sixth with a time of 4:04.34.

Other individual scoring finishes on Sunday came from Newman in the 100-meter hurdles (fifth, 15.09), Hines in the 400-meter dash (eighth, 1:17.39) and junior Madeline Lindemann in the 5,000-meter run (seventh, 18:39.97).

During the two-day competition, the Spartans totaled seven All-UAA honors, including conference championships from Laios in the hammer throw and shot put on Saturday.

With the UAA Championships now behind them, the Spartans will turn their focus to the home stretch of the season, and members of the squad with a chance to make NCAA Division III Championships in late May will continue to try to improve their qualifying marks. Case Western Reserve is slated to return to action at the Akron Invite, hosted by the University of Akron, from Friday, May 3rd through Saturday, May 4th.