Jurcak Qualifies for 110m Hurdle Finals, Weintraub Places 16th in Hammer on Day Two of NCAA Championship in California

Jurcak Qualifies for 110m Hurdle Finals, Weintraub Places 16th in Hammer on Day Two of NCAA Championship in California

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.