2018-19 CWRU Women’s Indoor Track & Field Season Recap

2018-19 CWRU Women’s Indoor Track & Field Season Recap

The Case Western Reserve University women's track and field team received four All-University Athletic Association honors, broke three program records, claimed the UAA Most Outstanding Field Events Performer and earned one individual All-American honor during the 2018-19 indoor season.

Competing in her first indoor national meet, graduate student Cassandra Laios was seeded fifth in the women's weight throw with a school-record mark of 18.05 meters. She earned her first career All-American honor in the event as she finished fourth with a toss of 17.98 meters. Laios became the first Spartan woman to earn an All-American honor during the indoor season since former Spartan Erin Hollinger finished third in the high jump at the 2012 NCAA Division III Indoor Track and Field Championships. In addition, Laios placed ninth in the shot put with a mark of 13.54 meters.

During the two-day University Athletic Association Indoor Championships, Laios claimed the UAA titles in both the weight throw and shot put, marking the second time in her career that she has swept the throwing events at the indoor championships. The first time was during the 2017 UAA Indoor Championships. On Saturday, Laios won the weight throw with a toss of 17.92 meters. She followed that on Sunday by hitting a mark of 13.66 meters in the shot put to claim the title in the event.

Also earning All-UAA honors during the conference championships was sophomore Taylor Jackson in the weight throw, finishing third with a mark of 14.46 meters. Junior Madeline Lindemann also claimed All-UAA honors as she finished second in the 5,000-meter run with a time of 17:43.88.

The CWRU women set school records in one more individual event and one relay throughout the 2018-19 indoor season. Junior Abbey Waltz added points for the Spartan women at the UAA Indoor Championships, as she finished fourth in the pole vault with a new school-record mark of 3.63 meters. That mark bests Christen Saccucci's mark of 3.50 meters set back in 2016. In addition, the CWRU women's 4x200-meter relay team senior Olivia Newman, junior Bari Love, sophomore Julie Hines and freshman Ana Scherf broke the school record in the event with a time of 1:49.22, finishing fifth in the event at the All-Ohio Indoor Championships.

Two Spartan women also earned All-Great Lakes Region Honors from the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) in their respective events, Laios (weight throw, shot put) and Newman (400m dash).

In addition to their work on the track and field, 33 members of the Case Western Reserve women's indoor track and field team received Winter UAA All-Academic recognition.

The Spartans received the following individual honors during the 2018-19 Indoor Track and Field Season:

NCAA Championship Participant

Cassandra Laios

Worthington, Ohio / Thomas Worthington

Weight Throw (4th), Shot Put (9th)

 

UAA Most Outstanding Field Events Performer

Cassandra Laios

Worthington, Ohio / Thomas Worthington

 

UAA Champion

Cassandra Laios

Worthington, Ohio / Thomas Worthington

Weight Throw, Shot Put

 

All-UAA

Cassandra Laios

Worthington, Ohio / Thomas Worthington

Weight Throw (1st), Shot Put (1st)

Taylor Jackson

Butler, Pa. / Butler Senior

Weight Throw (3rd)

Madeline Lindemann

Memphis, Tenn. / Houston

5,000-Meter Run (2nd)

 

UAA Athlete of the Week

Cassandra Laios

Worthington, Ohio / Thomas Worthington

Dec. 10, Feb. 4, Feb. 11

Julie Hines

Elbridge, N.Y. / Jordan-Elbridge

Dec. 10

 

The following were top times/ marks by Spartan track and field athletes during the indoor 2018-19 season:

55-Meter Dash

Sarah Stottner

8.03

BW Mid-February Meet

60-Meter Dash

Olivia Newman

8.15

Kent State Tune Up

200-Meter Dash

Olivia Newman

26.50

Kent State Tune Up

400-Meter Dash

Olivia Newman

59.78

UAA Indoor Track & Field Championships

800-Meter Run

Vanessa Pasadyn

2:23.06

UAA Indoor Track & Field Championships

1,000-Meter Run

Shahed Eid

3:06.00

Kent State Tune Up

Mile

Jennifer Hoffmann

5:13.27

UAA Indoor Track & Field Championships

3,000-Meter Run

Madeline Lindemann

10:08.54

UAA Indoor Track & Field Championships

5,000-Meter Run

Madeline Lindemann

17:43.88

UAA Indoor Track & Field Championships

55-Meter Hurdles

Maryellen Heebner

9.30

BW Mid-February Meet

60-Meter Hurdles

Olivia Newman

9.45

UAA Indoor Track & Field Championships

4x200-Meter Relay

Julie HinesBari Love, Ana ScherfOlivia Newman

1:49.22 *SR

All-Ohio Indoor Championships

4x400-Meter Relay

Julie HinesVanessa Pasadyn, Maria KingOlivia Newman

4:10.00

UAA Indoor Track & Field Championships

Distance Medley

Jennifer HoffmannVanessa PasadynShahed EidIsabel Torres-Padin

12:39.90

UAA Indoor Track & Field Championships

High Jump

Julie Hines

1.47m

Battle for the Obelisk

Pole Vault

Abbey Waltz

3.63m *SR

UAA Indoor Track & Field Championships

Long Jump

Samantha Kelts

4.82m

Battle for the Obelisk

Triple Jump

Samantha Kelts

10.82m

UAA Indoor Track & Field Championships

Shot Put

Cassandra Laios

13.92m

CWRU Spartan Holiday Classic

Weight Throw

Cassandra Laios

18.05m *SR

All-Ohio Indoor Championships

SR – indicates school record