Valpo takes second at Windy City Invitational
Sunday, February 8, 2015
Valpo takes second at Windy City Invitational
Jacob Smutz bettered his second best Crusader mark in the weight throw on Saturday.

The Valparaiso men’s track and field teams took second (80.5 points) in the Windy City Invitational on Saturday at the University of Chicago.

Jacob Smutz (West Lafayette, Ind./Harrison) bettered his second best mark in Crusader history in the weight throw by almost three feet with his moonshot toss of 19.05m/62-6. He out threw runner up Jacob Frey (St. Paul, Minn./Roseville Area) by almost five and a half feet. Frey’s toss of 17.45m/57-3 put him in third place all-time at Valpo in the event.

Andrew Guzek (Valparaiso, Ind./Valparaiso) set a new personal best in the weight throw with his heave of 17.25m/56-7 – good for fourth best all-time at Valpo – as he took third, while also finishing in fourth in the shot put (14.12m/46-4).

The freshman duo Alexander Watson (Bolivar, Ohio/Tuscarawas Valley) and Gabriel Williams (Lombard, Ill./Glenbard South) each took second in the pole vault (4.60m/15-1), and long jump (5.75m/18-10.5), respectively. Watson’s mark puts him at second all-time in Crusader history.

Elijah Owen (LaPorte, Ind./LaPorte) had three top-ten finishes on the day. In the long jump, he finished in a tie for fourth with teammate Colton Hill (Knox, Ind./Knox) with his leap of 6.03m/19-9.5, a new season best. He took ninth in the pole vault, tying his season best height of 3.85m/12-7.5 and crossed the line in 10.21 in the 60 meter hurdles for a tenth place finish.

Kevin Adamik (Elmhurst, Ill./York Community) had a pair of eighth place finishes in the 60mH (9.29) and in the long jump (5.75m/18-10.5).

In the 5000m, Max Morello (Plano, Ill./Plano) and Sidney Noble (Powhatan, Va./Powhatan) took third and fourth, crossing the finish line in 16:08.56 and 16:15.03, respectively.

Jonathan Heagy (Latrobe, Pa./Greater Latrobe) finished in sixth place in the high jump with his mark of 1.78m/5-10.

Over in day two action at the Meyo Invitational at Notre Dame, sophomore Adam Bruno (Bloomington, Ill./Normal) clocked a 4:28.14 in the mile.

The Crusaders continue their season next weekend when they travel to Purdue University for the Fred Wilts Invitational. Live results will be available through for both days.