CLAREMONT, Calif. – Case Western Reserve University All-American senior Matthew Jurcak (Olmsted Falls, Ohio/Olmsted Falls) qualified for the finals in the 110-meter hurdles, while sophomore Harry Weintraub (Croton-on-Hudson, N.Y./Hendrick Hudson) placed 16th in the hammer throw on day two of the 2012 NCAA Division III Outdoor Track & Field Championship at Fritz B. Burns Stadium on the campus of Claremont McKenna-Harvey Mudd-Scripps Colleges.
Jurcak placed second in his heat and fifth overall in the preliminaries with a career-best time of 14.36 seconds. He is one of nine to advance to tomorrow's finals scheduled for 3:25 p.m. (PDT). The top-eight finishers in the event earn All-American status.
A three-time national qualifier, Jurcak placed fifth in the nation in the 60m hurdles at the 2012 NCAA Division III Indoor Track & Field Championship in Iowa in March.
Weintraub, who made his nationals debut, entered the meet as the final seed in the 20-person field. Competing in the first flight of 10, the second-year Spartan posted a best throw of 175 feet on his second attempt. Weintraub's mark missed the final cut and was good for 16th place overall.
The Spartan men's track & field program has produced an All-American in two of the last three NCAA Outdoor Championship meets with a national champion in 2010.