Crusaders Close Out Horizon League Championships
Sunday, May 3, 2009
Crusaders Close Out Horizon League Championships
Philip Lohrmann placed seventh in the pole vault Sunday. (Ray Acevedo)

Tom Heun (Brecksville, Ohio/Brecksville-Broadview Heights) led the Valparaiso men’s track and field team with a fifth-place finish in the 110m hurdles as the Crusaders concluded the 2009 Horizon League Outdoor Track and Field Championships Sunday in Lisle, Ill. in seventh place.

Valpo concluded the three-day meet with 29 points for its seventh-place finish.  Milwaukee took home the team title, scoring 197 points.

Heun cut six-tenths of a second off of his qualifying time in the 110m hurdles, crossing the line Sunday in 15.54 seconds for his fifth-place showing.  Other top performances on the track Sunday came from Rich Krupar (Elyria, Ohio/Midview), who placed tenth in the 1,500m run with a season-best time of 4:07.56, and Jordan Piaskowy (Crete, Ill./Illiana Christian), who paced the Crusaders in the 5,000m run with a time of 15:59.96.

On the infield, Philip Lohrmann (Battle Ground, Wash./Battle Ground [Clark C.C.]) and Christopher Stohs (Shawnee, Kan./Shawnee Mission North) each registered seventh-place finishes on Sunday.  Lohrmann placed seventh in the pole vault, clearing 13’7 ¼”, while Stohs registered his finish in the shot put with a toss of 41’5”.  Steve Schubert (Lisle, Ill./Benet Academy) also picked up a ninth-place showing in the triple jump with a leap of 42’11 ¾”.

While the season is over for most of the Crusaders, Brett Maynard (Pawcatuck, Conn./Stonington) will compete in the NCAA Mideast Regional, to be held in Louisville, Ky. on May 29-30.  Maynard qualified for the regional meet by virtue of his event victory Saturday in the javelin throw.