Track and field competes at Twilight and Sparky Adam Invitationals

Compiled from staff reports

Freshman Emily Harker claimed the individual high jump title to lead select members of the Case Western Reserve University track & field teams during the unscored John Carroll University Twilight Invitational on Friday evening at the Julie Zajac Track inside Don Shula Stadium.

Harker won the event by clearing the bar at a height of four feet, 11 inches. Additionally, senior captain Jenna Pansky was fourth in the long jump with a leap of 14’5.5”, while freshman Ashley Leydon was third in the triple jump with a distance of 31’8.25”.

On the track, senior Meghan Thommes finished third in the 400-meter hurdles with a time of 1:10.86.

Freshman Sean Kennedy ran home to a runner-up finish during the 3,000-meter steeplechase in a time of 10:23.72. Freshman Jonathan Freeman finished in sixth place during the 400m dash in a time of 53.76, while freshman Austin Olshavsky also garnered a sixth and won his heat in the 800m run with a mark of 2:03.27.

Also, freshman Gilad Doron won his heat and posted a sixth-place finish in the 1,500m run (4:13.28), while classmate Jarred Napier was sixth in the 400m hurdles (1:03.80).

In field events, sophomores Seth Kimble and Garrett Gustafson tied for third in the high jump as both cleared the bar at 5’7”.
Additionally, freshman Reuben Treatman finished fifth in the javelin, with his best toss traveling 13’.

Looking to better marks before the University Athletic Association Outdoor Championship, select throwers from the Case Western Reserve University men’s track & field team took part in the unscored Sparky Adams Invitational on Saturday hosted by Baldwin Wallace University inside the George Finnie Stadium.

Senior Emily Mueller finished fifth in the shot put with her best toss traveling 37’, one-quarter of an inch. Mueller backed that performance up with a seventh-place showing in the discus throw, with her best at 116’4”.

During the hammer throw, senior Emily Tran placed eighth with a throw of 130’4”.

The team will now spend the week preparing for the UAA Outdoor Championship to be held on Saturday and Sunday, April 27-28 in New York City.

During the shot put, junior David Leishman tied for seventh with a throw of 43’, five and one-quarter inches.

Additionally, senior Izzy Budnick placed 10th in the discus at 125’6”, while junior Harry Weintraub was right behind in 12th with a distance of 120’.

The team will now spend the week preparing for the UAA Outdoor Championship to be held on Saturday and Sunday, April 27-28, in New York City.