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Cross Country Crushes at Calvin

Cross Country Crushes at Calvin

Chris Heermann, Photo Editor

September 13, 2019

This past weekend the Case Western Reserve University men’s cross country team competed at the Knight Invite at Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The team finished third out of 24 teams, an impressive accomplishment for the team considering the formidable competition. Finishing first for the Spartan...

Spartans show strong start in Sudeck Invitational

Spartans show strong start in Sudeck Invitational

Medha Nayak and Chris Heermann, Staff Reporter and Photo Editor

September 6, 2019

Men’s Cross Country For the first time in many years, the Case Western Reserve University’s men’s cross country team has earned a preseason NCAA ranking. The preseason ranking comes from a national poll, where teams are ranked based on number of returners and past performances, among other thi...

Second-year runner sprinting into spring season

Nicholas Kamlet, Staff Reporter

March 22, 2019

Eric Rachita is a distance runner on both the Case Western Reserve University cross country and track teams. Last track season, he achieved personal records of 2:07.47 in the 800-meter run and a 15:50.94 in the 5,000-meter run. While not on the run, Eric conducts research for the polymer science department...

Men’s cross country places 21st at nationals

Men’s cross country places 21st at nationals

Andrew Ford, Sports Editor

November 30, 2018

321Second-year runner Trey Razanauskas finished in 64th place, the Spartans’ top finisher, at the NCAA Division III Championships for the Case Western Reserve University men’s cross country team. As a team, CWRU finished in 21st place, their best finish since 2003, when they placed 20th. T...

Cross country advances to NCAA Championships

Andrew Ford, Sports Editor

November 16, 2018

For the first time since 2012, the Case Western Reserve University men’s cross country team will advance to the NCAA Division III Cross Country Championships. Third-year runner Madeline Lindemann from the women’s team also moved on to the championship race as an individual participant. At the NCAA Di...

Case Athletics Briefs

Andrew Ford, Sports Editor

October 26, 2018

Swimming and diving teams open season with win The Case Western Reserve University men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams began the 2018-2019 campaign against John Carroll University. Both teams won, with the women winning by a score of 216-80, and the men 153-147. For the women, fourth-yea...

Cross country teams both take second in Ohio Championships

Cross country teams both take second in Ohio Championships

Andrew Ford, Sports Editor

October 12, 2018

  At the All-Ohio Championships on Sept. 29, the Case Western Reserve University men’s and women’s cross country teams both earned second place among Division III teams in the state.  For the men, it was a repeat performance from last year, when they also finished second. This time arou...

Spartan runners’ win in first home meet

Riley Simko, Staff Reporter

September 14, 2018

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

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

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...

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