2019-20 CWRU Women’s Indoor Track & Field Season Recap

2019-20 CWRU Women’s Indoor Track & Field Season Recap

The Case Western Reserve University women's track and field team received two All-UAA honors, claimed an individual conference championship and broke one school record during the 2019-20 indoor season.

During the two-day University Athletic Association Indoor Championships, junior Taylor Jackson won the UAA Championship in the weight throw with a toss of 15.80 meters. Jackson became the sixth Spartan woman to ever win the UAA title in the event, joining former Spartans Amanda Kline (2013), Temi Omilabu (2016), Cassandra Laios (2017, 2019) and Nimi Gupta (2018).

Also earning an All-UAA honor at the conference championships was first-year Mia Vargo in the high jump, placing second in the event with a mark of 1.64 meters. The women's 4x400-meter relay team of first-year Mia Kilroy, first-year Kemi Ogundiran, first-year Melissa Phung and junior Julie Hines placed sixth in the event with a new school record time of 4:02.99. That time bested the previous school record of 4:05.56 set during the 2017 indoor season.

Adding points for the Spartan women at the UAA Championships were senior Abbey Waltz in the pole vault (sixth, 3.38 meters), junior Eleanor Gaddy in the shot put (fourth, 11.33 meters), Jackson in the shot put (fifth, 11.22 meters), senior Bailey Flint in the high jump (sixth, 1.50 meters) and Hines in the 400-meter dash (seventh, 59.81).

The CWRU women also had strong performances at the 2020 All-Ohio Indoor Championships, hosted by Otterbein University in Westerville, Ohio.

Senior Samantha Kelts placed fourth in the triple jump with a mark of 10.71 meters, while Hines finished fifth in the 400-meter dash with a time of 1:00.48.

Additionally, the women's distance medley relay team of junior Madison Vargo, sophomore Grace Bentley, junior Kiera Olson and Phung finished third in the event with a time of 12:56.47. Hines, Bentley, Kilroy and Ogundiran also teamed together to place fourth in the 4x400-meter relay with a time of 4:11.58.

In addition to their work on the track and field, nineteen members of the Case Western Reserve women's indoor track and field team – junior Andrea Arline, junior Olivia Battistoni, Bentley, Flint, junior Jasmine Floyd, Gaddy, junior Cara Giannuzzi, junior Emma Hammelef, sophomore Susanna Henry, senior Emily Herrmann, junior Isabella Jimenez, Kelts, senior Maria King, sophomore Maddy Nacci, Olson, senior Brianna Rees, sophomore Ana Scherf, Madison Vargo and Waltz – received Winter UAA All-Academic recognition.

The Spartans received the following individual honors during the 2019-20 Indoor Track and Field Season:

UAA Champion

Taylor Jackson

Butler, Pa. / Butler Senior

Weight Throw

 

All-UAA

Taylor Jackson

Butler, Pa. / Butler Senior

Weight Throw (1st)

Mia Vargo

Berea, Ohio / Berea Midpark

High Jump (2nd)


The following were top times/ marks by Spartan track and field athletes during the indoor 2019-20 season:

55-Meter Dash

Abbey Dungan

8.05

BW Mid-February Meet

60-Meter Dash

Julie Hines

8.12

CWRU Spartan Holiday Classic

200-Meter Dash

Julie Hines

26.50

Kent State Tune Up

400-Meter Dash

Julie Hines

59.31

UAA Indoor Track & Field Championships

800-Meter Run

Melissa Phung

2:23.07

Kent State Tune Up

1,000-Meter Run

Madison Vargo

3:15.66

Joe Banks Invitational

Mile

Madison Vargo

5:28.01

UAA Indoor Track & Field Championships

3,000-Meter Run

Grace Kemerer

10:42.95

UAA Indoor Track & Field Championships

5,000-Meter Run

Susanna Henry

18:57.17

UAA Indoor Track & Field Championships

55-Meter Hurdles

Abbey Dungan

9.55

BW Mid-February Meet

60-Meter Hurdles

Abbey Dungan

10.22

Bob Shannon Invitational

4x200-Meter Relay

Ana Scherf, Kemi Ogundiran, Jasmine Floyd, Julie Hines

1:51.12

All-Ohio Indoor Championships

4x400-Meter Relay

Mia Kilroy, Kemi Ogundiran, Melissa Phung, Julie Hines

4:02.99 *SR

UAA Indoor Track & Field Championships

Distance Medley

Melissa Phung, Grace Bentley, Madison Vargo, Grace Kemerer

12:54.44

UAA Indoor Track & Field Championships

High Jump

Mia Vargo

1.64m

UAA Indoor Track & Field Championships

Pole Vault

Abbey Waltz

3.38m

UAA Indoor Track & Field Championships

Long Jump

Bailey Flint

5.11m

UAA Indoor Track & Field Championships

Triple Jump

Samantha Kelts

10.81m

UAA Indoor Track & Field Championships

Shot Put

Taylor Jackson

12.04m

Joe Banks Invitational

Weight Throw

Taylor Jackson

15.80m

UAA Indoor Track & Field Championships

*SR – indicates school record