Valparaiso sophomore Wally Bradford (Mukwonago, Wis./Mukwonago) was named the Horizon League Male Track Athlete of the Week, while freshman Sarah Drozdowski (Roselle, Ill./Lake Park) earned Female Field Athlete of the Week accolades for their respective performances at the Polar Bear Invitational last weekend.
Bradford earned his first career weekly honor from the league office after winning the 1,500m run this past weekend. The sophomore crossed the line in 4:18.09, earning the event victory by just over one-half second. Bradford also competed in the 800m run, coming home in fifth place with a time of 2:01.01.
On the infield, Drozdowski earned her second weekly award from the Horizon League in her first outdoor meet as a Crusader. The freshman moved into Valpo’s all-time outdoor top-fives in both the shot put and the hammer throw on Saturday. She posted a mark of 39’8 ½” in the shot put, third-best in Crusader history and good for a runner-up finish, and registered a toss of 144’9” in the hammer throw, fourth-best all-time at Valpo and good for fourth place. Drozdowski also placed tenth in the discus throw with a mark of 117’8”.