Crusaders Post Three First-Place Finishers at Windy City Invitational
Saturday, February 8, 2014
Crusaders Post Three First-Place Finishers at Windy City Invitational

On Friday, Jacob Frey and Jacob Smutz saw action at the Meyo Invitational, held at the University of Notre Dame. Competing in the finals for the weight throw, Frey posted a distance of 49’7”, while Smutz cleared 49’1”. Valparaiso also took part in the Windy City Invitational on Saturday. The Crusaders were able to post three first-place and several top-five finishes at the meet.

Kevin Adamik topped all competition in the 55-meter hurdlers, finishing with a top time of 8.27.

The Crusaders had three top-five finishes in the 200-meter dash. Don Middlebrook took third (23.47), Joe Holy took fourth (23.48), and Antwon Hatchett took fifth (23.50). 

Andrew Butt led the Crusaders in the 400-meter dash, crossing the finish line in 52.35 for a third-place finish.

In the 1-mile run, Adam Bruno’s season high mark of 4:26.53 was good enough for third overall; just a second behind the runner-up.

Trace Ostergren took fourth in the 3,000-meter run with a time of 9:02.58; just two-hundredths of a second out from a top-three finish.

The 4x400-meter relay team of Holy, Butts, Tyler Crum, and Chad Brooks took second in the event with a time of 3:28.42.

Elsewhere, Jordan Kelly claimed first overall in the pole vault, posting a season high clearance of 14’9 ½”.

After competing in the weight throw at the Meyo on Friday, Frey was able to capture a first-place finish in the same event on Saturday, clearing 54’7 ½”. Smutz wasn’t far off of Frey’s mark, claiming second-place at 53’7 ½”. Frey also finished second in the shot put with a season-high mark of 43’4 ½”.

Up next for the Crusaders is the Purdue Invitational in West Lafayette, Ind. The meet will take place on Saturday February 15th.