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Spartan runners’ win in first home meet

Riley Simko, Staff Reporter

September 14, 2018


Filed under Cross Country, Sports

The Case Western Reserve University cross country teams sprinted into first place at the Sudeck Sunset Classic Stampede on Friday, Aug. 31 at the Squire Valleevue Farm in Chagrin Falls, Ohio. Third-year runners Madeline Lindemann and Andrew Green broke away from the pack to each place first in their...

Men’s tennis earns two wins, cross country honored

Eddie Kerekes, Director of Web & Multimedia

February 16, 2018


Filed under Cross Country, Sports, Tennis

Men’s tennis wins two of three The No. 15 Case Western Reserve University men’s tennis team picked up their first win of the season in its first competition against a Division III opponent. The Spartans defeated Oberlin College 8-1 on Feb. 9 in a home indoor match. The team swept the three do...

Top runner finishes career with best finish at national meet

Top runner finishes career with best finish at national meet

David Chang, Staff Reporter

December 1, 2017


Filed under Cross Country, Sports

Fourth-year veteran runner Sam Merriman represented Case Western Reserve University at the NCAA Division III Cross Country Championships at Elsah, Illinois, on Saturday, Nov. 18. Merriman finished No. 11 overall out of 279 runners, which was a 10 spot improvement over last year’s finish. “It w...

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 3, 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...

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