Case Western Reserve University graduate student Cassandra Laios joined elite company on Saturday by the winning the 2019 NCAA Division III Women's Outdoor Track and Field Hammer Throw Championship at the SPIRE Institute in Geneva, Ohio. Laios becomes the 15th NCAA Champion in the 45-year history of CWRU Spartans athletics, and the first since former Spartan men's tennis players Eric Klawitter and C.J. Krimbill claimed the 2014 NCAA Doubles Championship.
Competing her final collegiate event of her career, Laios was seeded second in the hammer with a then school-record mark of 55.96 meters. She finished first in the event on Saturday with a new school-record toss of 56.