Athletes earn spots at track & field champs

Four Case Western Reserve University athletes will compete in the 2011 NCAA Division III Men’s and Women’s Outdoor Track and Field Championship May 26-28 in Delaware, Ohio. Senior Justine Jeroski and juniors Erin Hollinger, Ty Shaffer and Matt Jurcak are four of 796 participants.

Jeroski, a 2010 cross country All-American, will compete in the 5,000-meter run, which she enters with the 19th place time of 17:14.95, and Hollinger, a 2009 All-American in the high jump, returns to nationals tied for the second-best mark in the 22-person field after leaping 5 feet 8 inches.

Shaffer, the 2011 University Athletic Association champion in the 400m hurdles, enters this weekend’s event with the 14th ranked time of 53.13, while Jurcak ranks seventh in the 110m hurdles at 14.49.