Weintraub wins, outdoors begin

Skyler Phillips, Staff Reporter

Last weekend was the NCAA Division III Indoor Track and Field championship, and Case Western Reserve University had one team member proudly represent the Spartans on the campus of Nebraska Wesleyan University. This officially marks the halfway point of the season.

The competitor that we sent to the meet was senior and team captain Henry Weintraub. Weintraub’s main events are the weight throw, which he participated in on the afternoon of Friday, March 12, and the hammer throw. Weintraub, beyond this competition, has a host of other merits to his name, including a number of broken school records (many of them his own), five UAA championships, being a UAA Athlete of the month seven times and being named University Athletic Association Indoor Men’s Most Outstanding Field Events performer earlier this month. He was also All-American in last year’s hammer throw, meaning he placed in the top eight spots. This year, his throw went a distance of 58 feet and one inch, which took 12th place in the competition.

The indoor championship marks not only the halfway point of the season, but the arrival of the outdoor season, which begins officially March 21-22 at this weekend’s Virginia Military Institute/Washington & Lee Invitational. Indoors has all been in preparation for outdoors, so now the season will really begin to take off.