Valpo Track and Field Opens Season at GVSU
Friday, December 4, 2015
Valpo Track and Field Opens Season at GVSU
Sarah Peters cleared 10'8" in the pole vault Friday.

The Valparaiso University men’s and women’s track and field teams opened their respective 2015-16 indoor campaigns Friday at the GVSU Holiday Open in Allendale, Mich.

Competing with partial squads in the season opener, the Valpo men saw two individuals earn points with top-eight finishes on Friday. Leading the way was Anthony Franze, who posted a time of 22.86 in the 200m dash to finish in sixth place. Nathan Dotts (23.04) and Anrique Ellery (23.13) also earned top-20 finishes in the 200m dash, while elsewhere in the sprints, Jeru Lollis ran the 60m preliminaries in 7.16 seconds, just 0.04 seconds outside Valpo’s all-time top-five.

The other top-eight placement for the Crusader men took place on the infield. Montell Hall posted an eighth-place showing in the triple jump with a leap of 41’9 ¾”. Andrew Guzek posted a mark of 48’6 ¾” in the shot put, less than six inches away from his PR which ranks among Valpo’s all-time top-five, and Johnathon Heagy cleared 6’2” in the high jump, just four inches shy of the Crusaders’ top-five all-time.

On the women’s side, the Crusaders also saw one athlete come up just shy of Valpo’s best marks in program history, as Chidimma Ozodi placed 13th in the triple jump with a mark of 33’8 ¾”, just four inches outside the top-five. Elsewhere on the infield, Sarah Peters cleared 10’8” in the pole vault and Ann Chapman leapt 16’0 ¼” in the long jump, while Cleo Holt paced Valpo on the track in both the 60m dash (8.19) and 200m dash (26.98).