First-year runner appreciates the structure and discipline the track team provides


Medha Nayak, Sports Editor

Ellijah Fragnoli is a first-year member of Case Western Reserve University’s track team. He plans to major in biomedical engineering.

What is your favorite part of being on the track team? Why? 

My favorite part about being on the track team is the structure dynamic that it puts in my life. It requires me to be conscious of my bedtime, due to the 7 a.m. practices and my study time. Also, by having to wake up extra early, my day is much more productive due to more hours being put into it.

Aside from track, what else are you involved in on campus? Can you explain what you do in them?

On campus, I am also involved in the Spartan Ambassadors program that hosts prospective students for an overnight visit. I enjoy doing this because I am proud of where I attend school and it allows me to be a big part of other students’ decision making process for where they want to enroll.

Why are you majoring in biomedical engineering? What interests you about it?

I chose BME as my major because prosthetic engineering has always been very interesting to me and I’d love to be able to work on this type of product in the future.

What are your plans for after college?

After college, I see myself either in grad school or working for a space agency. I’m not sure what route I want to go as of now, but I am sure that one of these two paths is what I’ll decide.