At day two of the Horizon League Championships in Youngstown, Ohio, Justin Zosso (Chesterton, Ind./Chesterton) led the Crusader men with a first-place finish in the pole vault. Zosso was crowned champion after clearing 14’6” in his first attempt at the height. Zozzo’s winning mark was the third-best height in program history.
The title is Zosso’s second in the event this year, as he also won the title at the HL Indoor Championships earlier this year.
Also taking top-five finishes in the pole vault were Jordan Kelly (Crown Point, Ind./Crown Point) and Don Middlebrook (Deerfield, Ill./Deerfield), who finished third and fourth respectively. Kelly registered a mark of 13’6 ¼”, while Middlebrook cleared 12’8 ¼”.
In the decathlon, Kevin Adamik (Elmhurst, Ill./York Community) placed third with 5333 points, while Elijah Owen (LaPorte, Ind./LaPorte) took fourth with 5150 points.
Andrew Butts (Clayton, Ohio/Northmont) advanced to the finals of the 400-meter dash, while Antwon Hatchett (Indianapolis, Ind./Warren Central) qualified for the finals in the 400-meter hurdles.
After day two of the HL Championship, the Crusader men sit in third place with 34 points. Valparaiso trails Youngstown State (118 points) and Milwaukee (55 points).
The final day of the Championships begins tomorrow at 10:00 a.m. Both live video and live stats will be available through ValpoAthletics.com.