15 Valparaiso student-athletes earned spots on the Horizon League Spring Academic All-League teams, as announced by the league office this morning. Men’s outdoor track and field had five athletes honored, while baseball, men’s golf and women’s outdoor track and field each had three selections to go with one from men’s tennis.
Valparaiso University men’s track and field senior Jeremy Getz (Colorado Springs, Colo.) closed out a great career competing for the Crusaders at the NCAA East Preliminary Round in Jacksonville, Fla. on Friday, unleashing a toss of 191’10” (58.47m) in his second of three efforts at the javelin throw.
The record setting and far-throwing senior duo of Jeremy Getz and Sarah Drozdowski will represent the Valparaiso track and field teams at the 2015 NCAA Outdoor East Preliminary Championships in Jacksonville on May 28-30.
The throws trio of Jeremy Getz, Andrew Guzek, and Heather Mende all took part of the final day of action at the Gregory Invitational at North Central College.
Valpo sent a small group of throwers and jumpers to the Gregory Invitational at North Central College on Thursday.
The pole vaulting duo of Justin Zosso and Sarah Peters, along with thrower Justin Smutz, took to the field on Friday at the Grand Valley State 2nd to Last Chance Meet in Allendale, Mich.
The throwers trio of Sarah Drozdowski, Jacob Frey and Jacob Smutz took to the field on Thursday at the Dr. Keeler Invitational at North Central College in Naperville, Ill.
Jacob Frey and Jacob Smutz each scored in the hammer throw with third and fourth places finishes, respectively, as Valpo finished the Horizon League Outdoor Championship with their best finish since joining the league in 2007.
Justin Zosso captured the pole vault title with a new school record while Alexander Watson took second with a new personal best at the Horizon League Outdoor Championship. The Crusaders stayed in second place on day two.
Jeremy Getz captured the javelin title on Friday on day one action at the Horizon League Outdoor Championship. The Crusaders finished the day in second place.
The Valparaiso men's track and field team will head north to Oakland for the Horizon League Outdoor Championship this weekend. Jeremy Getz and Justin Zosso lead the Horizon League in their respective events. Zosso is the defending champion in the pole vault while Getz is among the top-40 in the nation in the javelin.
Five Crusaders captured titles and Chris Sosnowski threw the third-farthest discus in school history at the inaugural Crusader Open, the first track meet held at Valpo in 50 years.
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.
The trio of Jacob Smutz, Jacob Frey and Alexander Watson all set the second-best mark all-time in their respective events on Saturday at the Illini Twilight.
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.
With Crusader athletes in three meets on Saturday, Jeremy Getz bested his record in the javelin throw by over four feet at the Tennessee Relays.
Liz Bloy and Chris Sosnowski set top-five school marks in their respective events (1,500 meter run and discus) at the Tennessee Relays on Friday.
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.
The trio of Jeremy Getz, Jacob Frey, and Justin Zosso all captured titles on Saturday at the DePauw Outdoor Invitational. The Crusaders finished in third with 101 points.
The "Jacob" duo of Frey and Smutz and the "Sarah" duo of Peters and Drozdowski led the Valpo track and field teams with top-15 finishes on the final day of action at the Raleigh Relays.
Jazmin Taylor won the high jump and Liz Bloy set the third fastest Crusader time in the 1,500 meter run in day one action on Friday at the Raleigh Relays.
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.
Justin Zosso set the pole vault record, giving him the top mark in both the indoor and outdoor seasons, on Friday at the Edmonds Invitational.
Jeremy Getz captured the javelin throw at the USF Invitational on Friday in the first outdoor meet of the season for the Crusaders in Tampa, Fla.
Jacob Smutz threw the second farthest hammer throw in school history on Thursday as he won the event, while Chris Sosnowski finished fifth in the hammer.
Elijah Owen set the school record in the heptathlon as Valpo finished the Horizon League Indoor Track and Field Championship in fourth place with 59 points.
Justin Zosso repeated as the indoor pole vault champion and Brandon Riley set the school record in the 400 meter prelims as the Valpo men's track team finished day one of the Horizon League Indoor Championship in first place.
The Valparaiso men’s track and field team looks to heat up the track this weekend at the Horizon League Indoor Track and Field Championships at Youngstown State.
Valpo track and field head coach Ryan Moore joined the Valpo Coaches Show to recap the Crusaders indoor season and preview this weekend's Horizon League Championships.
The Valpo men's track and field team geared up for the Horizon League Indoor Championships with their final tune-up at the Blue and Orange Open on Saturday.
The Valparaiso men's track and field team finished up action at the Fred Wilt Invitational at Purdue on Saturday.
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.
Valparaiso sophomore men's track and field athlete Justin Zosso (Chesterton, Ind./Chesterton) and freshman women's swimmer Dani Gomez Barrientos (Mexico City, Mexico/Grandview [Fla.] Prep) have been named the athletic department’s Student-Athletes of the Month for January.
Justin Zosso was named the Horizon League Men's Athlete of the Week on Tuesday, the league announced. Zosso bested his own top mark in the pole vault at Notre Dame on Friday by 13 inches as he won his fifth title in six meets.
Jacob Smutz, Jacob Frey and Andrew Guzek set the second, third and fourth best marks in Valpo history in the weight throw at the Windy City Invitational on Saturday. The Crusaders finished in second as a team.
Sophomore Justin Zosso broke his own Crusader record in the pole vault by 13 inches on Friday at the prestigious Meyo Invitational.
Justin Zosso won his fourth pole vault title in five meets and Alexander Watson set the third best Valpo mark ever in the event at the Findlay Open.
The Crusader men went 4-0 at the IPFW Duals as three individuals took home four titles. Justin Zosso set a meet record in the pole vault (4.40m/14-5.25).
Justin Zosso bested his own program record in the pole vault by two inches on Friday to lead the Crusaders at the Mike Lints Alumni Open.
The Crusaders track and field teams returned to indoor competition today at the Lewis Open. Five athletes took home top honors in their first meet of 2015.
The Valpo track and field teams opened their indoor seasons at the Mastodon Open today. Seven Crusaders claimed individual titles
Valpo begins their indoor season on Saturday when they travel to Fort Wayne, Ind. for the Mastodon Open. The Crusaders return four Horizon League champions from last year.
Head coach Ryan Moore announced the schedules for the track and field teams on Tuesday, including the first-ever home meet on April 25 at Warren G. Hoger Track.
Head coach Ryan Moore announced a shot put clinic will he held at Valparaiso University on Dec. 7. Olympian and Crusader assistant coach Tom Pukstys will coordinate the clinic.
In front of a large Homecoming crowd, the Warren G. Hoger Track was officially dedicated at Brown Field during halftime of Saturday's football game.