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Athlete Spotlight: Trey Razanauskas

Athlete Spotlight: Trey Razanauskas

Chris Heermann, Photo Editor

November 15, 2019

Trey Razanauskas transferred to Case Western Reserve University in 2018 and is now a third-year. He is one of two captains of the cross country team and is majoring in both economics and philosophy. He also holds the school record in the 5k (indoor and outdoor) and 8k races. What were your expect...

Spartans take fourth, sixth at UAA Championships

Spartans take fourth, sixth at UAA Championships

Chris Heermann, Photo Editor

November 8, 2019

For those unfamiliar with the UAA’s strong athletic reputation, at the moment, six of the eight member schools are ranked among the top 35 cross country teams in the country. The competition is fierce, making every place hard-fought at the UAA Championships. The men’s race was won by fourth-ranked C...

Spartans conquer at inter-regional rumble

Spartans conquer at inter-regional rumble

Chris Heermann, Photo Editor

October 25, 2019

While much of campus traveled home for fall break, the Case Western Reserve University men’s and women’s cross country teams journeyed to the Inter-Regional Rumble, hosted by Oberlin College. This was the last race of the regular season and the best indication of how teams will perform in the posts...

Spartans run personal bests at Oberlin

Chris Heermann, Photo Editor

October 25, 2019

Racing against some of their toughest competition all year, the women’s cross country team finished an impressive seventh out of 32 teams this past weekend at Oberlin’s Inter-Regional Rumble. All six teams who finished ahead of the Spartans are ranked nationally, while CWRU sits unranked for now. ...

Spartans succeed despite sweltering heat

Chris Heermann, Photo Editor

October 4, 2019

Sept. 28 marked the All-Ohio Cross Country Championships. This meet was a big deal, colleges and universities from across the buckeye state traveled to Cedarville to compete for glory and dominion over their rivals. All divisions compete at the same course, creating an electric atmosphere that usuall...

Men’s Cross Country demonstrates depth while at Allegheny

Men’s Cross Country demonstrates depth while at Allegheny

Chris Heermann, Photo Editor

September 20, 2019

Coming off an outstanding third-place finish at the Calvin Invitational, the Case Western Reserve University Men’s cross country team traveled to Allegheny College for the Allegheny Cross Country Classic last weekend, and registered another third-place finish. This is especially impressive consideri...

Second-year cross country runner powered by special moments

Second-year cross country runner powered by special moments

Nicholas Kamlet, Staff Reporter

September 20, 2019

Claire Keanna is a second-year runner on Case Western Reserve University’s cross country team. While she did not see the course too often her first year, she looks to build with a strong sophomore campaign while supporting the entire team. Outside of running, Keanna has a passion for biology and is c...

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...

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