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Cross country teams do well at regionals

David Chang, Staff Reporter

November 17, 2017


Filed under Cross Country, Sports

On Nov. 11, the Case Western Reserve University men’s and women’s cross country teams headed to Powell, Ohio for the 2017 NCAA Division III Great Lakes Regional meet at Liberty Park. The race highlighted the Spartans’ well-rounded team effort. The men’s team placed seventh out of 35 teams in...

Cross country faces challenge at conference meet

David Chang, Staff Reporter

November 2, 2017


Filed under Cross Country, Sports

Imagine taking an exam without knowing the the topic, format or length. The Case Western Reserve University cross country teams faced a similar test as they headed to Garret Mountain Reservation in Woodland Park, New Jersey for the 2017 University Athletic Association (UAA) Championships, hosted b...

Fourth-year student Aidan DeSanto uses running to stay calm

Niko Kamlet, Contributing Reporter

October 25, 2017


Filed under Cross Country, Sports

Athlete Spotlight is a new weekly feature where The Observer learns more about Case Western Reserve University’s athletes. Fourth-year runner Aidan DeSanto, is a key member of the men’s cross country team. Just this year, he has already been the Spartans’ top finisher in two meets, second f...

Cross country teams finish well at All-Ohio meet

David Chang, Staff Reporter

October 6, 2017


Filed under Cross Country, Sports

The Case Western Reserve University cross country team ran well at the 2017 All-Ohio Championships in Cedarville, Ohio on Sept. 29. The women’s team placed third among Division III schools and 14th among all the schools that competed at the meet. The men's team performed even better, placing second amon...

Cross country takes on the Gators

David Chang, Staff Reporter

September 22, 2017


Filed under Cross Country, Sports

In Meadville, Pennsylvania, the Case Western Reserve University women’s cross country team finished second overall in the Allegheny Classic at the Allegheny College athletic complex, while the men’s team finished fourth overall.   The women’s team went neck and neck with eventual winner Carnegie Mellon Universi...

Two third-year students lead cross country into new season

Noah Crowley, Staff Reporter

September 1, 2017


Filed under Cross Country, Sports

A year ago, the Case Western Reserve University men’s cross country team fell in their opening race against John Carroll University (JCU) in the annual Sudeck Sunset Classic Stampede by only three points. The loss came despite having the two best times in the race, with Sam Merriman, then a third-year...

Race to the top

Race to the top

Eddie Kerekes, Sports Editor

December 9, 2016


Filed under Cross Country, Sports

Earning All-America selection in a varsity sport while holding a school record in another. Achieving and maintaining a 4.0 GPA as an engineer at one of the top schools in the country. Sleeping well, eating right and having a social life. For most people, achieving just one of those feats is hard enoug...

Three is the magic number

Eddie Kerekes, Sports Editor

November 18, 2016


Filed under Cross Country, Sports

Three of Case Western Reserve University’s fastest students earned recognition for their speed on Saturday, Nov. 12. The men’s and women’s cross country teams competed at the NCAA Division III Great Lakes Region Championships meet, and three runners finished in the top 35 to capture All-Region ho...

Struggling to shine

Veijay Raj, Web Editor

November 4, 2016


Filed under Cross Country, Sports

Despite a strong season up to this point, the cross country team struggled to move up in the conference meet. Last Saturday, Oct. 29, the Spartans competed in the University Athletic Association (UAA) Championships in Whitesburg, Georgia and finished in the bottom half. The UAA remains one of the stro...

Running strong in the home stretch

Eddie Kerekes, Sports Editor

October 28, 2016


Filed under Cross Country, Sports

The men’s and women’s cross country teams both finished in sixth place at the Oberlin Invitational, with seven runners achieving career best times. Case Western Reserve University’s men’s team scored 171 points while the women’s team scored 202 points for their efforts. Leading the women ...

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