A pair of top-five all-time marks highlighted day two of action for the Valparaiso men’s and women’s track and field teams at the Tennessee Relays in Knoxville on Friday.
Liz Bloy (Freedom, Wis./Freedom) set the second fastest in school history in the women’s 1,500 meter run, crossing the finish in 4:34.16 and taking 14th.
In the men’s discus, junior Chris Sosnowski (Greenfield, Ind./Greenfield Central) bested his third best mark in school history by three inches with his toss of 47.78/156-9. He finished seventh while classmate Jacob Smutz (West Lafayette, Ind./Harrison) threw a season best 45.07m/147-10 to claim 11th.
Jazmin Taylor (Rock Island, Ill./Rock Island) finished sixth in the high jump with her leap of 1.65m/5-6. Hannah Reynard (Jackson, Mich./Napoleon) took 19th in the 400m hurdles with her time of 1:05.76.
James Sampson Naperville, Ill./Neuqua Valley set a personal best 11.20 in the 100m and ran a 23.33 in the 200m. Anthony Franze (Gunter, Texas) ran a 11.33 in the 100m and set a season best in the 200m with his 22.60.
Adam Bruno (Bloomington, Ill./Normal) also finished with a season best in the men’s 1,500m as he crossed the finish line in 3:59.11. Colton Hill (Knox, Ind./Knox) recorded a leap of 6.16m/20-2.5 in the men’s long jump to take 28th.
In the women’s discus, Sarah Drozdowski (Roselle, Ill./Lake Park) recorded a toss of 31.71m/104-0 to finish in 26th.
The Crusaders will be busy on Saturday with three different meets in two states taking place. Valpo will conclude the Tennessee Relays after three days of competition while the remaining Crusaders will be competing in the Golden Grizzly Duals at Oakland and the Hillsdale Invitational at Hillsdale College. Live results will be available for the Tennessee Relays and Golden Grizzly Duals at ValpoAthletics.com and full results and recaps will be posted for all three meets.