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Track and field teams win meet, Cassandra Laois breaks records again

David Chang, Staff Reporter

March 29, 2019

The Case Western Reserve University men’s and women’s track and field teams both placed first out of 14 teams at the Amy Adams Memorial Invitational hosted by Muskingham University, located in New Concord, Ohio, last weekend. The Spartan women had 12 total top three placements, edging out Malone U...

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 ...

Tennis teams face ups and downs in early season action

Tennis teams face ups and downs in early season action

Claire Nordt, Sports Editor

March 1, 2019

On Saturday, Feb. 23, the Case Western Reserve University women’s tennis team competed against Indiana University of Pennsylvania (Indiana) at the Cleveland Skating Club. The team walked away with a win, bringing their season record to 2-1. To start the night, Indiana took an early lead with a win in sec...

Tennis bounces into spring season

Claire Nordt, Sports Editor

February 22, 2019

The Case Western Reserve University men’s tennis team extended their winning streak while competing against Coe College on Friday, Feb. 15. The win brought the Spartans’ record to 4-0 overall. To start the day, the Spartans competed in doubles matches. CWRU was able to claim two of their three...

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