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Rubin steps down as track & field head coach

Rubin steps down as track & field head coach

Case Sports Information

August 31, 2012


Filed under Sports, Track and Field

Steve Rubin has announced his resignation as the head coach of Case Western Reserve University men’s and women’s track & field. Rubin, who led the program for five seasons, has accepted the position of assistant coach at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. “Steve Rubin did an...

This year in Spartan sports

Peter Cooke and Shinichi Inoue

April 27, 2012


Filed under Baseball, Football, Men's Soccer, Men's Swimming, Soccer, Softball, Sports, Swimming & Diving, Tennis, Track and Field, Women's Soccer, Women's Swimming, Women's Tennis, Wrestling

The past year was marked with seasons of record breaking performances all across the athletic spectrum. The men’s soccer team woke up and became a juggernaut under All-American striker Vinny Bell. Bell shattered the program record for goals by 11. The men’s counterparts on the pitch may not have...

Track and field heads to Pittsburgh for UAA Championship

Track and field heads to Pittsburgh for UAA Championship

Heath Hudgins, Staff Reporter

April 27, 2012


Filed under Sports, Track and Field

As the school year ends, so comes the anxiety associated with finals. For many spring athletes, that stress is doubled with strain of preparing for sports championships, the most important part of the season of the year for many athletes. It is no different for Case Western Reserve University track and...

Women fourth, men eleventh at All-Ohio

Women fourth, men eleventh at All-Ohio

Heath Hudgins, Staff Reporter

April 20, 2012


Filed under Sports, Track and Field

A week after traveling to Delaware, Ohio for the Marv Frye Invitational at Ohio Wesleyan University, the Case Western Reserve University track and field teams found themselves headed southwest again, this time to the 2012 Division III All-Ohio Championship, a meet featuring over 20 schools from across...

Spartan Spotlight: Matt Jurcak

Spartan Spotlight: Matt Jurcak

April 6, 2012


Filed under Spartan Spotlight, Sports, Track and Field

Matt Jurcak is a senior hurdler on the men’s track and field team. Matt is from Olmstead Township, Ohio. Matt majored in chemistry and is now a first-year dental student.   Ben Yavitt: Welcome, Matt. How long have you been running track? Matt Jurcak: I’m pretty sure I was hurdling in the w...

UAA Athletes of the week

compiled from staff reports

April 6, 2012


Filed under Baseball, Softball, Sports, Track and Field

Another red-hot seven days at the plate has landed Case Western Reserve University freshman rightfielder Gena Roberts University Athletic Association Hitter of the Week honors, announced by the league office on Tuesday. Roberts, who earns the UAA honor for the first time in her young career, batted a whopping .581 (18-for-31) during ...

Spartans shine at Emory Track & Field Classic

Spartans shine at Emory Track & Field Classic

Heath Hudgins, Staff Reporter

April 6, 2012


Filed under Sports, Track and Field

On March 30-31, the Case Western Reserve University track and field team took a select group of athletes to the Emory Track and Field Classic. Competing with 20 other teams, the men’s team fought their way to a tie for seventh place with 40 points after the second and final day of competition. The...

Jurcak leads Spartans on the track with stadium record

Peter Cooke, Sports Editor

March 30, 2012


Filed under Sports, Track and Field

Runner breaks 110-meter hurdle record at VMI/W&L Carnival The Case Western Reserve University track and field teams followed their impressive spring break performance with a number of top finishes at the Virginia Military Institute and Washington & Lee University Carnival. The headlining m...

Hollinger earns All-American status with third-place finish at NCAAs

Hollinger earns All-American status with third-place finish at NCAAs

courtesy Case Sports Information

March 23, 2012


Filed under Sports, Track and Field

Case Western Reserve University senior Erin Hollinger earned her third career high jump All-American award with a career-best third-place national finish on Friday evening at the 2012 NCAA Division III Indoor Track & Field Championship at Charles Benson Bear '39 Recreation and Athletic Center. Hollinger...

Jurcak finishes fifth at NCAAs, earns All-American Laurel

Jurcak finishes fifth at NCAAs, earns All-American Laurel

courtesy Case Sports Information

March 23, 2012


Filed under Sports, Track and Field

Case Western Reserve University senior Matthew Jurcak finished fifth in the 60-meter hurdles with a season-best time of 8.14 seconds on Saturday evening at Charles Benson Bear '39 Recreation and Athletic Center. The fifth-place showing marks the initial All-American Laurel of Jurcak's career. Jurcak,...

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