This past weekend, the Case Western Reserve University Spartan Track and Field team showed their true colors, with the men and women placing first and second at the Greater Cleveland College Championship, respectively. This weekend was the last meet before the much anticipated University Athletic Association (UAA) Indoor Championship, where CWRU is looking with high hopes of landing on the podium on Saturday.
Last weekend showcased an ever-improving freshman class of athletes that are hungry
for gold. Freshman Natalie Gawlik rose to an impressive 1.47 meters to tie for first in the
women’s high jump, and first year Nick Knorz make a photo finish to triumph over John Carroll University by less than a second in the men’s one mile run.
The Spartan freshmen men accounted for 50 of the 164 points in their victory, and the
freshmen women contributed 40.5 of the 121 points earned for second.
This weekend all eyes are going to be back on the men’s 4×200 and 4×400 teams.
Having set a new school record and then going back to break it the next weeks, the 4×200
team has been consistently turning heads. It’s led by senior Josh Malone and junior Jonathan
Freeman, along with sophomore Nathaniel Wahner and freshman Andrew Ibibo.
While CWRU’s track stars had a much deserved break this past weekend, we can’t help but
be excited to see how they’ll perform this weekend.
Along with the impressive display of athletic ability from our Spartan freshman, the future of CWRU’s track and field team looks brighter and brighter each day.