Sophomore Jeremy Getz (Colorado Springs, Colo.) finished first in the javelin throw on Saturday to lead the Valparaiso men’s track and field team at the Horizon League Outdoor Championships in Ypsilanti, Mich.
Getz won the event with a distance of 200’ 5”, which was 9’ 3” better than the second-place finisher and set a new Horizon League Championship Meet record.
Senior Andrew Rixon (Deerfield, Ill./Deerfield) finished third in the event with a season-best mark of 183’ 10”. Rixon also placed eighth in the shot put.
The Crusaders are in fifth after two days of competition. Milwaukee sits in first place with one day to go.
Freshman Elijah Owen (LaPorte, Ind./LaPorte) and sophomore Kevin Adamik (Elmhurst, Ill./York Community) placed fifth and sixth, respectively, in the decathlon, with both posting season-best scores. Owen scored 5363 points, while Adamik totaled 5139.
Freshman Antwon Hatchett (Indianapolis, Ind./Warren Central) placed seventh in the preliminaries of the 400-meter hurdles to qualify for Sunday’s final (57.59).
Valparaiso finishes up the final day of competition at the HL Outdoor Championships on Sunday. A link for live stats will be available at www.valpoathletics.com.