Track and field teams win Marv Frye Invitational


Courtesy of CWRU Athletics

CWRU’s track and field teams took home the victory this weekend in the Marv Frye Invitational, with the men’s and women’s teams earning 193 and 170 points, respectively. Pictured are fourth-year sprinter/jumper Keith Cartwright and first-year jumper Layla Seaton (above), who each contributed to their respective teams’ success.

Tanishka Mhaskar, Staff Writer

Case Western Reserve University’s men’s and women’s track and field teams had a weekend to remember, winning their respective titles in last weekend’s Marv Frye Invitational in Delaware, Ohio. The men’s team led a pack of nine teams, putting up 193 points while the women’s team led a pack of eight teams with 170 points. 

The men’s team placed first in six different events, while the women’s team placed first in four events. It’s safe to say the Spartans dominated this meet from top to bottom, with runners placing first and second in the men’s mile run, women’s triple jump, 400-meter hurdles, 3,000-meter steeplechase and pole vault.

For the men’s team, second-year runners Nate Gilbert and Hans Holst were the first two to finish in the mile run, with Gilbert winning the event in 4:18.37 and Holst placing second in 4:23.62. First-year hurdler/sprinter Josh Bates finished first in 56.16 seconds in the 400-meter hurdle while third-year sprinter/hurdler Yusuf Shaaban was the second place finisher with a time of 57.60 seconds. Further, a pair of second-year runners, Luke Kishna and Victor Nash, were first and second in the 3000-meter steeplechase. Second-year vaulter Quaylen Lamarre and first-year vaulter Anthony DeCarlo cleared 4.45 meters in the pole vault, with Lamarre placing first by clearing the mark in fewer attempts.

More first-place finishes among the Spartans men’s team included fourth-year runner Will Dehmler, who won the 800-meter race in 1:56.57, and Dehmler, Bates, third-year sprinter Brett Callow and fourth-year sprinter/hurdler Pierce Boucher, who finished first in the 4×400-meter relay, completing the event in 3:23.43.

The Spartans also had more podium finishes, including Holst finishing third place in the 800-meter run with a time of 1:57.86. Bates, Callow, fourth-year sprinter/jumper Keith Cartwright and first-year sprinter/thrower JD Weaver teamed up for a third place finish in the 4×100-meter relay in 43.12 seconds. Callow also finished third place in the 100-meter dash in 11.00 seconds. To finish off the men’s impressive run, first-year Bryce Hodge placed second in the 110-meter hurdles in 15.26 seconds and fourth-year jumper Kenny Suen recorded 12.60 meters in the triple jump for second place as well.

On the womens’ side, third-year Adrienne Wachtman finished first in the javelin throw, recording a mark of 40.58 meters, which is just 0.46 meters behind the school record. The women also won the 4×400 meter relay, where first-year Melanie Taylor, third-year Jessica Kwasny, fourth-year Danielle Sarno and fourth-year Melissa Phung-Rojas finished teamed up to earn a time that ranks as the fastest among CWRU women since 2017. Fourth-year runner Julia Kocherzat also finished first in the 5,000-meter run with a time of 18:31:23. 

On top of this, the Spartan women also had a series of second place finishes to add to their impressive display. First-year Grace Misiunas in the 100-meter hurdles, fourth-year Victoria Zhao in the pole vault, fourth-year Mia Kilroy in 400-meter hurdles and third-year Grace Jackson in the mile all finished as runner ups.

The Spartans travel back to Delaware, Ohio this weekend to compete in the All-Ohio Outdoor Championships.