Crusaders Compete at Butler Twilight
Saturday, May 6, 2006
Valparaiso recorded victories in two throwing events as the Crusaders took to the track at the Butler Twilight on Saturday.

Steve Bartholomew (Valparaiso, Ind./Morgan Township H.S.) continued his strong effort in the throws this year for the Crusaders, bringing home a victory in the hammer throw (181'9") and a runner-up finish in the discus throw (159'2"), while Kristopher Schmautz (Missoula, Mont./Hellgate H.S./Montana) captured top honors in the javelin throw with his toss of 162'5".

Bartholomew led a 1-2-3 Valpo sweep in the hammer, as Jeff Swihart (Wakarusa, Ind./Northwood H.S.) and Matt Stohs (Shawnee, Kan./Shawnee Mission NW H.S.) finished behind him with personal-best marks of 153'9" and 149'5", respectively. Swihart set a second PR in the shot put with his toss of 46'4 ", good for fifth place.

Erik Lindamood (Warrenton, Va./Liberty H.S.) also set two personal bests on the day, taking fourth place with a toss of 46'8" in the shot put and capturing sixth in the discus throw (136'9").

Wesley Kosko (Emporia, Kan./Emporia H.S.) posted the only top-five for the Brown and Gold on the track, finishing fifth in the 100m dash with a time of 11.73 seconds.

Valparaiso will look to improve upon last year's fifth-place finish when the Crusaders return to the track at the Mid-Continent Conference Outdoor Track and Field Championships. The three-day meet, taking place in Macomb, Ill., will begin Thursday, May 11 at 9:30 a.m.