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Men third, women fourth at Marv Frye Track and Field Invite

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Senior Emily Tran took home the javelin throw title at the Marv Frye Invitational. Tran won the event by seven feet with a distance of 113.25 feet.

Case Western Reserve University women’s track and field team placed fourth at the 2013 Marv Frye Invitational on Saturday at Selby Field, inside the George Gauthier Track at Ohio Wesleyan University. Senior thrower Emily Tran won the javelin throw for the women and the Spartan men combined for five second-place finishes to lead the men’s team to a third place finish.

For the women, host Ohio Wesleyan took home the team title with 146 points, while Capital University was second with 96. Otterbein University was third with 92 points, while Case finished fourth with 75.50 points. On the men’s side, Ohio Wesleyan won the team title with 116 points, while Baldwin Wallace University had 78 points to box out the Spartans, who had 76, for runner-up honors.

Tran defeated 33 competitors in the javelin and won the event by more than seven feet with a winning throw of 113 feet, three inches. Additionally, classmate Jenna Pansky was second with a distance of 104’7”.

Pansky also finished sixth in the shot put with her best toss covering 34’9”.

Picking up third-place finishes during field events were sophomore Sophia Herzog in the pole vault and junior Thenessa Savitsky in the triple jump. Herzog, the program’s record holder, tied that mark Saturday and cleared the bar at 10’8”, while Savitsky jumped to a distance of 34’4.25”.

Additionally, senior thrower Emily Mueller turned in a pair of fourth-place finishes in the discus (115’10”) and the shot put (36’), while freshman Christen Saccucci was fifth in the pole vault (10’2”).

In track events, senior Alyssa Harker sprinted to a third-place finish in the 400-meter hurdles in 1:08.42. Junior Gavriella Pora was fourth in the 400 dash in 1:00.71, while junior Brooke Simpson was sixth in the 1500 run in 4:56.43.

In the 800 run, senior Phil Yeung, freshman Abdallah Soliman, and senior Michael Perisa placed second, fifth, and sixth, respectively, with times of 1:57.79, 1:59.87, and 1:59.94.

Senior Chris Kelly finished second with a mark of 4:01.71 in the 1500 run, while freshman Anthony Spalding turned in a runner-up performance in the 5000 run in 15:53.48.

During the 3000 steeplechase, the Spartans raced home to places two through four. Junior Nathan Mercer was the runner-up with 10:08.13, while freshmen Gilad Doron and Sean Kennedy were third and fourth with 10:15.33 and 10:17.64, respectively.

Additionally, freshman Devon Belew was eighth in the 400 dash in a time of 50.20.

In field events, junior thrower Harry Weintraub also produced a runner-up mark in the hammer throw with his best toss at 182’2”.

Sophomore Mark Kulinski and senior Nick Errico were seventh and eighth, respectively, in the pole vault by clearing the bar at 13’6.5”.

Additionally, sophomore Sam Reusser was fourth in the shot put competition with a throw of 45’2.25”.

The Spartans return to Selby Field and the George Gauthier Track next Saturday, April 13, for the annual All-Ohio Championship.

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