Jazmin Taylor took home the crown in the high jump and several Crusaders captured runner-up finishes in the second day of action at the Horizon League Outdoor Championships. Valpo sits in second place heading into the final day.
The Valparaiso women's track and field teams look to throw far, jump high and run fast this weekend as they compete in the 2015 Horizon League Outdoor Track and Field Championship at Oakland. The senior trio of Sarah Drozdowski, Sarah Peters, and Jazmin Taylor all hold the top spots in their respective events.
The Valparaiso women's track and field team opened their new home, the Warren G. Hoger Track, on a cold, rainy Saturday and had six athletes capture titles. Hannah Reynard moved up to third place in the 400 meter hurdles too.
The Valparaiso track and field teams will host the first home meet in over 50 years on Saturday at the new Warren G. Hoger Track at Brown Field. Action gets underway at 10:30 CT with throwing events at Eastgate Field. Jumps will start at Hoger Track and 1:00 pm with running events starting 30 minutes later.
Sarah Drozdowski was named the Horizon League Female Athlete of the Week on Wednesday following a record-setting performance at the Illini Twilight over the weekend. This is her second time winning the weekly award in the last three weeks.
Valparaiso University placed eight student-athletes over four sports on the Horizon League’s 2015 Winter Academic All-League Teams, as announced today by the league office. Men's indoor track and field had three student-athletes honored, while men's basketball and women's indoor track and field had two apiece and men's swimming had one as well.
Sarah Drozdowski bettered her second best school mark in the hammer throw by almost six feet and Chris Sosnowski set the fourth farthest hammer throw in school history on Thursday in the first day of the Tennessee Relays.
Senior thrower Sarah Drozdowski was named the Horizon League Athlete of the Week on Wednesday. She won titles in the shot put and hammer throw this past weekend while also picking up a third place finish in the discus.
The Valparaiso track and field teams will not be competing at the Puma Invitational this weekend due to inclement weather in the forecast. Valpo will still be sending athletes to the Raleigh Relays at North Carolina State. Live results and video (paid subscription required) will be available for the relays at ValpoAthletics.com.
Junior pole vaulter Sarah Peters was named the Horizon League Athlete of the Week following her first place performance at the Gene and Rose Edmonds Invitational this past weekend. This is Peter's second weekly award this year and first of the outdoor season.
Valpo had 11 athletes compete in the Fred Wilt Invitational at Purdue on Friday. Megan Howdeshell (Bourbon, Ind./Triton Junior-Senior) improved her third best mark in Valpo history in the weight throw.
Sarah Peters was named the Horizon League Female Field Athlete of the Week after capturing the pole vault title at the IPFW Duals. She is the second winner in a row for Valpo, as Jazmin Taylor won last week.
The Valpo women's track team went 3-2 at the IPFW Duals with four title winners. Sarah Peters set a new meet record in the pole vault, while Hannah Reynard and Megan Howdeshell put their names into the Valpo record books.