The Valparaiso University men’s and women’s track and field teams competed at the Grand Valley State University Tune-Up to conclude their indoor regular season on Friday. The meet marked the final day of competition before the Horizon League Championships next weekend. The men were led by one individual winner and one first-place relay, while the women boasted four Top 5 finishes.
The Valparaiso University men’s track and field team headed west to the Windy City for the Chicagoland Championships, hosted by North Central College on Saturday. The Crusaders tallied seven team points at the meet, giving Valpo a 12th-place finish in the 19-team event.
The Valparaiso University men’s and women’s track and field teams competed at the Grand Valley State University Lints Alumni Meet on Saturday. Junior pole vaulter Alexander Watson (Bolivar, Ohio/Tuscarawas Valley) and junior thrower Andrew Guzek (Valparaiso, Ind. / Valparaiso) earned top-six finishes in their respective events for the Crusaders.
The Valparaiso University men’s and women’s track and field competed at the Fort Wayne Duals Saturday. The Crusader men defeated Butler, Detroit and IUPUI to finish the day with a perfect 3-0 record, while the women beat Butler and IUPUI. The Valpo men had four first-place finishes in field events and the women posted one top finish on the track.
The Valparaiso University men’s and women’s track and field teams were back in action indoors Friday evening after the holiday break, traveling to Grand Valley State University for the Bob Eubanks Open. The men took home third place, while the women came away with a sixth-place performance.
Three Valparaiso University track and field athletes posted marks among the Crusaders’ all-time best as the men’s and women’s track and field teams opened their indoor season Friday afternoon at Notre Dame’s Blue & Gold Invitational.
The Valparaiso University men’s and women’s track and field teams announced their 2016-17 indoor and outdoor seasons schedules. The indoor season begins this Friday, Dec. 2 at the University of Notre Dame for the Blue and Gold Invitational, while the Crusaders will host a home meet at the Warren G. Hoger Track on campus for the third straight year on April 29.
13 Valparaiso University student-athletes earned spots on the Horizon League Spring Academic All-League teams, as announced by the league office today. The men’s track and field team had four honorees from the outdoor season, while the women’s squad had three honorees. Three baseball players earned Academic All-League accolades, while softball, men’s golf and men’s tennis each had one recipient apiece.
Valparaiso University senior Jacob Smutz (West Lafayette, Ind./Harrison) competed for the final time in a Crusader uniform on Thursday as he represented Valpo at the NCAA East Preliminary Round in Jacksonville, Fla., competing in the hammer throw.