Valpo Opens Outdoor Season at Purdue Open
Saturday, March 29, 2003
The Valparaiso men's track and field team opened its 2003 outdoor season on Friday and Saturday at the Purdue Open in West Lafayette, Ind.

Todd Goodrick (Rochester Hills, Mich./Rochester H.S.) and Kristopher Schmautz (Missoura, Mont./Hellgate H.S.) each turned in fifth place finishes in field events for the Crusaders. Goodrick placed fifth in the shot put with a toss of 39'4 " while Schmautz had a toss of 164'6" in the javelin.

On the oval, Kyle Jones (Valparaiso, Ind./Valparaiso H.S.) finished second in the 800m run, crossing the finish line in 2:00.71 while Dennis Kabara (Chuka, Kenya/Meru H.S.) earned a fourth place finish in the 1500m run with a time of 4:22.44.

Adam Wierciak (Ottawa, Ill./Marquette H.S.) was the runner-up in the 400m hurdles, breaking the tape in 57.87 seconds, while Sean Barfield (University Place, Wash./Curtis H.S.) turned in a fifth place effort in the 110m event with a time of 15.78 seconds.

Wesley Kosko (Emporia, Kan./Emporia H.S.) finished fourth in the 200m dash in 23.74 seconds.

The Crusaders will return to action next Saturday when the Brown and Gold run in a quadrangular meet in Greencastle, Ind. against DePauw, Butler, and Indiana Wesleyan.