Weintraub Breaks School Record with Top Mark In the Nation, Spartan Men Eighth at All-Ohio Championship

Harry Weintraub is now first in the nation in the weight throw. (photo by Brent Harris)
Harry Weintraub is now first in the nation in the weight throw. (photo by Brent Harris)

DELAWARE, Ohio – Senior Harry Weintraub (Croton-on-Hudson, N.Y./Hendrick Hudson) broke a meet record and his own school standard with the top hammer throw mark in the nation to lead the Case Western Reserve University men's track & field team to an eighth-place finish at the All-Ohio Championship at Selby Stadium.

The University of Mount Union won the team title with 189.5 points, while host Ohio Wesleyan University was runner-up with 127.

Weintraub launched his top hammer throw 204 feet, 10 inches (62.43m) to break his previous record of 201'. That throw came at last year's NCAA Championship. Weintraub is now ranked No. 1 in the nation after Saturday's performance.

On the track, senior David Dixon (Atlanta, Ga./Lakeside) also garnered All-Ohio honors with a third-place finish in the 3,000-meter steeplechase (9:36.15).

The Spartans have one more regular season meet, and that is next Saturday, April 19 at the Sparky Adams Invitational at 10:00 a.m. in Berea.