The Valparaiso University distance medley finished in second place on day one of the AllTel Classic held in Findlay, Ohio on Friday evening.
The team of Kyle Jones (Valparaiso, Ind./Valparaiso H.S.), Jeff Moscinski (Rockford, Ill./Christian Life H.S.), Nate Nunnelly (Valparaiso, Ind./Valparaiso H.S.), and Aaron Crague (Schererville, Ind./Lake Central H.S.) finished with a time of 10:24.16, just two seconds behind Spring Arbor.
The 4x800m relay team of Kirk Heavner (Lincolntown, N.C./West Lincoln H.S.), Dennis Kabara (Chuka, Kenya/ Meru H.S.), Adam Wierciak (Ottawa, Ill./Marquette H.S.), and Jed Reisetter (Lewiston, Minn./Lewiston-Altura H.S.) finished with a time of 8:18.05, just missing the school record of 8:18.0.
Rick Wenger (Belvidere, Ill./Belvidere H.S.) placed 14th in the 5,000m field of 43 with a time of 15:43.40.
On the infield, Matt Larson (Arlington Heights, Ill./St. Viator H.S.) led Valpo in the weight throw with his 20th place finish with a mark of 43'7 ¾".
The Crusaders will conclude competition at the meet on Saturday.