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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...

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...

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