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Fourth-year student Aidan DeSanto uses running to stay calm

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...

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.
Merriman earns multiple national awards
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...

Three is the magic number

Trio of runners earn All-Region honors
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...

Struggling to shine

Cross country teams place in bottom half of strong UAA
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)...

Running strong in the home stretch

Both cross country teams place sixth before championships begin
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...

Spartans looking strong heading final leg

Cross country teams look to obtain NCAA berths
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...

Cross Country stands out at All-Ohio Championships

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...

Cross country teams run by competition

September 23, 2016

It was hard to keep up with the Spartans’ cross country teams last weekend, and not just because they were running so fast. Both the men’s and women’s teams split into two and ran in two different...

Cross country kicks off season in style

Both men and women had top finisher in highly contested opening meet
September 9, 2016

On a cool morning this past Saturday, third-year students Danielle Kulpins and Sam Merriman bolted across the finish line to claim the top individual spots in condensed races. Despite typically running...

New faces going faster

Fourth-year runner Galen Caldwell pushing himself to the limit during a race last year.
September 2, 2016

Coming off top 10 finishes in the NCAA Division III Great Lakes Region, the women’s and men’s cross country teams have high expectations entering this season. Last season both teams were loaded with...

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