Sophomore Jacob Frey (St. Paul, Minn./Roseville Area) finished first in the discus throw to lead the Valparaiso men’s track and field team at the final day of Horizon League Outdoor Championships on Sunday in Ypsilanti, Mich.
Frey posted a season-best mark of 154’ 11” on his first throw of the meet, and that stood up as the best mark of the competition.
“He’s struggled a little bit with some fouls, but today, he was absolutely clutch,” Valparaiso head coach Ryan Moore said of Frey. He came on first throw of the meet and set a number that wasn’t matched. I’m excited for him and all of his hard work this year.”
The Crusaders placed sixth at the meet, and Milwaukee claimed the team title.
“We had some really good performances from our group this year,” Moore said. “We finished with two conference champs and a number of other personal-bests. We really put up some numbers. It was our best performance in a while.”
Senior Wally Bradford (Mukwonago, Wis./Mukwonago) placed fifth in the 1500-meter run with a time of 3:57.02.
Sophomore Kevin Adamik (Elmhurst, Ill./York Community), freshmen Antwon Hatchett (Indianapolis, Ind./Warren Central) and Chad Brooks (Hobart, Ind./Hobart) and junior Joe Holy (Bolingbrook, Ill./Joliet Catholic) combined to finish sixth in the 1600-meter relay with a time of 3:27.39.