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Track and field opens outdoor season, thrower breaks school record

Track and field opens outdoor season, thrower breaks school record

David Chang, Staff Reporter

March 22, 2019

The Case Western Reserve University track and field team began its outdoor season last weekend at the Washington and Lee Track Carnival in Lexington, Virginia. The team combined to win five total events. Graduate student Cassandra Laios broke the school record with a hammer throw of 51.62 meters, fin...

Women’s tennis faces top competition in Florida

Women’s tennis faces top competition in Florida

Claire Nordt, Sports Editor

March 22, 2019

The women’s tennis team traveled to Florida for their spring break trip, where they competed against six opponents, securing four wins and suffering two losses. The Spartans kicked off the trip with a win against Aquinas College on March 10. The day started with doubles contests. The Spartans claim...

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...

Softball begins season with successful spring break trip

Softball begins season with successful spring break trip

Andrew Ford, Staff Reporter

March 22, 2019

One season after a program-best sixth place finish at the NCAA Division III Championships, the Case Western Reserve University softball team began their 2019 campaign with a target on their backs. Yet, in spite of a grueling non-conference schedule, the Spartans have opened the season with a .500 record throu...

Baseball’s offense doesn’t take a spring break

Baseball’s offense doesn’t take a spring break

Claire Nordt, Sports Editor

March 22, 2019

The Spartan baseball team opened their spring break trip in Atlanta with a two-game series against Oglethorpe University. CWRU defeated the Stormy Petrels 9-0, which was the third straight win for the Spartans. The game had several highlight moments, including second-year pitcher Matt Levine pitching se...

Men’s tennis faces 10 opponents on spring break trip

Claire Nordt, Sports Editor

March 22, 2019

Spring break did not ensure a break for the men’s tennis team. The team faced 10 opponents throughout the course of the break, walking away victorious against seven of them. To start the break off, the Spartans traveled to the United States Tennis Association National Campus in Orlando, where the...

Laios sweeps throwing events at UAA Championships

Laios sweeps throwing events at UAA Championships

Claire Nordt, Sports Editor

March 1, 2019

The Spartan track and field team competed at the University Athletic Association (UAA) Championship over the weekend. The event was hosted by Brandeis University. The Spartan women finished fifth, scoring 66 points, and the Spartan men tied for fifth, scoring 50 points. The Spartan women weight throwers stood out ...

Spartan swimmers break two relay records

Claire Nordt, Sports Editor

March 1, 2019

Over the weekend, a portion of the Spartan swim team traveled to the University of Chicago to compete at the Midwest Invitational. The women finished third after totaling 435.5 points, and the men earned 195 points to claim sixth. The Spartan women broke two school records at the meet, both in relay even...

Two women’s basketball legends celebrated on Senior Day

Two women’s basketball legends celebrated on Senior Day

David Chang, Staff Reporter

March 1, 2019

The Case Western Reserve University women’s basketball team played their final game of the season on Saturday, Feb. 23, topping Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) 69-52. The game also served as the team’s Senior Day, where graduating students were recognized for their contributions to the team. Stud...

What the Browns need to do this offseason

Andrew Ford, Staff Reporter

March 1, 2019

After their best season in recent memory, the Cleveland Browns are getting ready for the 2019 season with the hope of winning their division, the AFC North, and earning an ever-elusive playoff berth. The Browns finished the 2018 season with a 7-8-1 record. For the first time in eight years they did...

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