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Fourth-year student Aidan DeSanto uses running to stay calm

Niko Kamlet, Contributing Reporter

October 25, 2017

Athlete Spotlight is a new weekly feature where The Observer learns more about Case Western Reserve University’s athletes. Fourth-year runner Aidan DeSanto, is a key member of the men’s cross country team. Just this year, he has already been the Spartans’ top finisher in two meets, second f...

Cross country teams finish well at All-Ohio meet

David Chang, Staff Reporter

October 6, 2017

The Case Western Reserve University cross country team ran well at the 2017 All-Ohio Championships in Cedarville, Ohio on Sept. 29. The women’s team placed third among Division III schools and 14th among all the schools that competed at the meet. The men's team performed even better, placing second amon...

Cross country takes on the Gators

David Chang, Staff Reporter

September 22, 2017

In Meadville, Pennsylvania, the Case Western Reserve University women’s cross country team finished second overall in the Allegheny Classic at the Allegheny College athletic complex, while the men’s team finished fourth overall.   The women’s team went neck and neck with eventual winner Carnegie Mellon Universi...

Two third-year students lead cross country into new season

Noah Crowley, Staff Reporter

September 1, 2017

A year ago, the Case Western Reserve University men’s cross country team fell in their opening race against John Carroll University (JCU) in the annual Sudeck Sunset Classic Stampede by only three points. The loss came despite having the two best times in the race, with Sam Merriman, then a third-year...

Race to the top

Racing in the front pack, Sam Merriman runs strong in the NCAA Championship meet. A 21st place finish earned the third-year student All-America status.

Eddie Kerekes, Sports Editor

December 9, 2016

Earning All-America selection in a varsity sport while holding a school record in another. Achieving and maintaining a 4.0 GPA as an engineer at one of the top schools in the country. Sleeping well, eating right and having a social life. For most people, achieving just one of those feats is hard enoug...

Three is the magic number

Eddie Kerekes, Sports Editor

November 18, 2016

Three of Case Western Reserve University’s fastest students earned recognition for their speed on Saturday, Nov. 12. The men’s and women’s cross country teams competed at the NCAA Division III Great Lakes Region Championships meet, and three runners finished in the top 35 to capture All-Region ho...

Struggling to shine

Veijay Raj, Web Editor

November 4, 2016

Despite a strong season up to this point, the cross country team struggled to move up in the conference meet. Last Saturday, Oct. 29, the Spartans competed in the University Athletic Association (UAA) Championships in Whitesburg, Georgia and finished in the bottom half. The UAA remains one of the stro...

Running strong in the home stretch

Eddie Kerekes, Sports Editor

October 28, 2016

The men’s and women’s cross country teams both finished in sixth place at the Oberlin Invitational, with seven runners achieving career best times. Case Western Reserve University’s men’s team scored 171 points while the women’s team scored 202 points for their efforts. Leading the women ...

Spartans looking strong heading final leg

Veijay Raj, Web Editor

October 14, 2016

Following a week without an intercollegiate meet, the Spartans are ready to battle through the big meets of the season. With third-year students Danielle Kulpins and Sam Merriman leading the way, the teams hope to send several runners to the national championship. Last weekend, Case Western Reserve Universit...

Cross Country stands out at All-Ohio Championships

Veijay Raj, Web Editor

October 7, 2016

Last week, the cross country teams showcased their talents by remaining competitive with schools from all divisions. In Cedarville, Ohio for the All-Ohio Championships, both teams finished in the upper half of the total field and near the top of Division III standings. On the women’s side, the team nabbed a 17t...

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