B Page -- Sept 20, 2010


Kim Chinn 

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In addition this season, Chinn has placed in the top three individually at each of B-W’s four meets this season.  She placed first of 32 runners at the season-opening meet at The College of Wooster on Sept. 1, placed second of 74 runners at the Case Western Reserve University Bill Sudeck Meet on Sept. 4 and was second of 238 runners at Ohio Wesleyan University Invitational on Sept. 11.

Last season, Chinn was one of the top two runners on the OAC-champion cross country team and placed fifth as an individual at the league championship meet. She also earned NCAA Division III All-Great Lakes Region accolades and helped to lead the team into the NCAA Div. III National Championship Meet, which B-W hosted.  During the indoor track season, she won the OAC 1,000-meter run in a time of 3:03.11, also setting a Marietta College facility record and was second in the 1-mile run.

At the 2010 OAC Outdoor Championships, Chinn was named the OAC Women's Distance Runner of the Meet as she ran on the first place 4x800-meter relay team and won both the 3,000-meter steeplechase and the 5,000-meter run. She provisionally qualified for the NCAA Division III National Meet in the 1,500-meter run and 3,000-meter steeplechase. In the 3,000-meter steeplechase, Chinn set a school-record and was national runner-up in a time of 10:30.53, earning All-America honors. Chinn’s time broke the school record by eight seconds and bettered her personal best by 15 seconds. She became the third woman in B-W history to earn All-America honors in the steeplechase.

The Yellow Jackets will be back in action on Friday, October 1 when they travel to Cedarville for the All-Ohio Cross Country Championships.

Case Reserve/Oberlin tennis

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Three freshmen, Evelyn Qi (Tampa, FL/C. Leon King)Bianca Patel (Cincinnati, OH/Sycamore) and Theresa Smetona (Shaker Heights, OH/Laurel School) also impressed with undefeated weekends in their collegiate debuts. Each rookie completed the tourney with a 3-0 singles mark.


 “For the women, I think that the team proved very strong this weekend going up against the likes of Oberlin College, Kenyon CollegeDenison UniversityTiffin University and Allegheny College (PA),” said head coach Todd Wojtkowski. “Several freshmen went undefeated, but Erika [Lim] was the most impressive in defeating Lewis, a No. 1 from Oberlin who ended last year nationally-ranked.”


Lim and sophomore Emily Pham (Mason, OH/William Mason) teamed up for a 2-0 doubles record throughout the three-day event, while four other Case pairs went 1-0. Over the span of the tournament, Case sported a 10-2 record in doubles matches.


The team will return home for the upcoming weekend to host three Ohio Athletic Conference opponents, including a dual match doubleheader on Saturday, September 25 againstBaldwin-Wallace College at 9:00 a.m. and John Carroll University at 2:00 p.m. Case also will square off versus the University of Mount Union on Sunday, September 26 to cap a busy weekend home stand.

Spartan Men’s Tennis Kicks Off 

Season at Purdue Fall Invitational

WEST LAFAYETTE, IND – The Case Western Reserve University men’s tennis team kicked off its 2010-11 slate this weekend at the Purdue University (IN) Fall Invitational at the Schwartz Tennis Center. The tournament field was comprised mostly of Division Iinstitutions and featured some of the top teams from throughout the region.

Over three days of competition, the Spartans competed with the likes of University of ArkansasDePaul University (IL), University of Dayton, University of Iowa, Morehead State University (KY), University of Notre Dame (IN),Southern Illinois University, University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, Valparaiso University (IN), Vincennes University (IN) and Western Michigan University.

Case had a rocky start to the tourney on Friday, going 0-10 in match play. But, Saturday’s draw saw the Spartans put together a 12-5 team record against mostly Division I talent. The team also went 4-5 in Sunday’s matches.

“We wanted to test ourselves going into regionals and our guys really stepped up,” said head coach Todd Wojtkowski. “We took over the B and C consolation brackets, and our freshmen played very inspired and motivated. This was a huge confidence builder going into regionals.”

In the Flight B consolation draw, freshman John Healey (Columbia,MD/Atholton) advanced to the semifinal match before falling 6-1, 6-2 to WMU’s Ross Vanderploeg. Sophomore Nic Howe (Shaker Heights/Shaker Heights) also won two matches in the consolation bracket before dropping his semifinal matchup 6-2, 6-0 against UW-Green Bay’s Craig Cox.

Former Red Raider Nic Howe

Competing in the Flight C main draw, sophomore Richard Brunsting
(Nashville, TN/Montgomery Bell Academy) and junior Paul Smetona
(Cleveland, OH/University) squared off in an all-Spartan semifinal. Brunsting came away the winner by a score of 6-3, 6-2 and would go on to defeat freshman Eric Klawitter (Arlington Heights, OH/John Hershey), 8-1, in the finals.

For the weekend, Brunsting was 4-1, Klawitter was 3-2, and Healey was 2-2.

Cure for young men with DMD 

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"I hope that all of our fans and supports will do what they can to support PPMD and its efforts to combat Duchene Muscular Dystrophy," commented Mount Union head football coach and AFCA first vice president Larry Kehres.  "I am proud that the AFCA has taken it upon themselves to help."

Also to help raise awareness on Saturday, John Owen Dunn, a six-year old with Duchene Muscular Dystrophy from North Royalton, Ohio, will be at the game and on the sidelines.

To find out more about John and his family go to http://joainc.org

Here's how you can help:

1. Support your Team!
Representing over 10,000 coaches around the world, the AFCA has stepped forward to help PPMD lead the fight against Duchenne. Now the ball is being thrown to you. Here's your chance to score a touchdown for our boys and help us defeat this deadly opponent. Find your team below, make a donation, and support boys and young men all over the world with Duchenne muscular dystrophy.

Find your team's page 

2. Text A $5 Donation!
The easiest way you and your friends can support Coach to Cure MD is by texting "CURE" to 90999. A one-time charge of $5 will be added to your mobile phone bill. 

About the AFCA
The American Football Coaches Association was founded in 1922 and is considered the primary professional association for football coaches at all levels of competition. The 10,000-member organization includes more than 90 percent of head coaches at the 700-plus schools that sponsor football at the college level. Members include coaches from Europe, Canada, Australia, Japan and Mexico.

About PPMD
Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy (PPMD) is a national not-for-profit organization founded in 1994 by parents of children with Duchenne and Becker muscular dystrophy. The organization's mission is to improve the treatment, quality of life and long-term outlook for all individuals affected by Duchenne muscular dystrophythrough research, advocacy, education and compassion. PPMD is headquartered in Middletown, Ohio with offices in Fort Lee, New Jersey. For more information, visit www.parentprojectmd.org.

Snode repeats as Mercyhurst 


September 19, 2010 

ERIE, Pa. -- For the second straight year, Mount Union women's golfer Mary Snode (Alliance/Marlington) placed first in the Mercyhurst Fall Invitational at Downing Golf Course. Snode carded the Sunday low score -- a 75 -- to follow up Saturday's 76 and finish with a 151 total.

As a team, the Purple Raiders scored a 682 (339-343). Gannon (Pa.) won the event with a 614 (307-307).


Mercyhurst Invitational
Downing Golf Course (Erie, Pa.)
Par 72, 5,829 yards

Final Results

Team Scores
1. Gannon (Pa.) 307-307=614, 2. Kutztown (Pa.) 313-335=648, 3. Baldwin-Wallace 335-324=659, 4. Wheeling Jesuit (W. Va.) 332-338=670, 5. Mount Union 339-343=682, 6. Mercyhurst (Pa.) 345-338=683, 7. Western Ontario 336-348=684, 8. Seton Hill (Pa.) 341-348=689, 9. West Chester (Pa.) 349-346=695, 10. Clarion (Pa.) 349-376=725, 11. Ohio Valley (W. Va.) 403-374=777, 12. Westminster (Pa.) 403-399=802, 13. LeMoyne 410-411=821.

Top 5 Individuals
1. Mary Snode (Mount Union) 76-75=151, 2. Amanda Teodorsson (Gannon, Pa.) 76-77=153, T3. Kelly Nickerson (Gannon, Pa.) 75-79=154, T3. Bhanisha Nagindas (Gannon, Pa.) 77-77=154, T3. Evann Parker* (Mercyhurst, Pa.) 77-77=154.

* In Tournament as an Individual

Mount Union
1. Mary Snode 76-75=151, T36. Kelly Slutz 89-85=174, T42. Megan Zenobi 85-91=176, T53. Meghan McInnes89-92=181, T69. Alyssa King 100-94=194.


North Ridgeville 3, Lake Ridge Academy 2 
Singles: Rice d. King 6-4, 7-6 (7-0);  Watson d. 
Colegrove 6-4, 6-1; Reitknecht d. Beals 6-0, 6-3. 
Doubles: Miraldi/Kapodia d. Fletcher/Ashcroft 6-4, 6-2; Reitknecht/Alter d. Hresko/Beals 6-0, 6-0.