Two School Records Set at Chicagoland Championships
Saturday, February 22, 2003
The Valparaiso men's track and field team earned a tie for ninth place while setting two school records at the Chicagoland Championships on Saturday afternoon in Romeoville, Ill. in the team's final tune-up for next week's conference championships.

Adam Wierciak (Ottawa, Ill./Marquette H.S.) set a new school record on the way to his victory in the 200m hurdles. His time of 25.94 seconds bettered his own previous school record of 26.90 seconds by nearly a full second.

The 4x200m relay of Joe Dwyer (Lansing, Ill./TF South H.S.), Joshua Lee (Yellow Jacket, Colo./Montezuma-Cortez H.S.), Scott Hill (Goshen, Ind./Northwood H.S.), and Jeff Moscinski (Rockford, Ill./Christian Life H.S.) crossed the finish line 1:33.45, .45 seconds ahead of the 1998 record.

Elsewhere on the track, Hill earned an eighth place finish in the 55m dash with a time of 6.68 seconds, while Nathanael Noon (Birmingham, Ala./John Carroll H.S.) finished seventh in the 55m hurdles, crossing the line in 8.06 seconds.

In the distance events, Rick Wenger (Belvidere, Ill./Belvidere H.S.) finished seventh in the 3000m run with a time of 8:58.14, while Dennis Kabara (Chuka, Kenya/Meru H.S.) was ninth in the 800m run with a time of 2:00.28.

On the infield, Matt Larson (Arlington Heights, Ill./St. Viator H.S.) finished in fourth place in the weight throw with a heave of 44'11". Teammate Todd Goodrick (Rochester Hills, Mich./Rochester H.S.) was sixth with a toss of 44'8 ". Goodrick also finished seventh in the shot put with a mark of 44 1 ".

Brandon Sessler (Ellinwood, Kan./Ellinwood H.S.) finished seventh in the high jump, clearing 6'2", while also placing tenth in the triple jump (42'7 "). Lee scored for Valpo in the long jump, placing seventh with a leap of 21'8".

The Crusaders will return to action next weekend when the Mid-Continent Conference Championships are contested in Sterling, Ill. The meet begins on Friday.