Crusader Men Pick up Four Wins at IPFW Duals
Friday, January 23, 2015
Crusader Men Pick up Four Wins at IPFW Duals
Anthony Franze was one of three individuals to take home a title at the IPFW Duals.

The Valparaiso men’s track and field teams went 4-0 on Friday at the IPFW Duals with three individuals winning four titles. They defeated Horizon League foes Oakland and Detroit, 83-57 and 74-69 respectively, while also downing in-state rivals Butler 88-44 and IUPUI 94-23.

Gaberial Williams swept the titles in the horizontal jumps, leaping 5.91m/19-4.75 in the long and 11.96m/39-3 in the triple jump. Colton Hill finished just behind Williams in the long jump with his jump of 5.78m/18-11.75.

In the pole vault, Justin Zosso (Chesterton, Ind./Chesterton) set a new meet record as he won his third title in four meets with his mark of 4.40m/14-5.25, besting the previous meet record by over four inches. Nicholas Stack (Hobart, Ind./Hobart) finished right behind him with his height of 4.25m/13-11.25.

In the sprints, Anthony Franze (Gunter, Texas/Gunter) blazed his was to the 200 meter dash title with his 23.01, while also finishing second in the 60m (7.24). Josh Carrow (Greenwood, Ind./Indianapolis Lutheran) had a pair of top-eight finishes as he finished seventh in the 400m (52.72) and eighth in 60m (7.84).

In the long distance events, Adam Bruno (Bloomington, Ill./Normal) finished in sixth place in the 3000m (9:07.47) and seventh in one mile, (4:24.06).

The Crusaders were well represented in the throwing events, as Jacob Smutz (West Lafayette, Ind./Harrison) and Jacob Frey (St. Paul, Minn./Roseville Area) finished second (16.70m/54-9) and third (16.70m/54-9) in the weight throw, respectively.

Andrew Guezk (Valparaiso, Ind./Valparaiso) and Isaiah Cook took fourth (15.53m/50-11) and fifth (14.93m/48-11) in the weight throw, respectively. Guzek also finished third in the shot put (13.95m/44-7) while Cook finished two spots behind him (13.11m/43-0.25).

In the high jump, Johnathan Heagy and Elijah Owen (LaPorte, Ind./LaPorte) took home second and third place with heights of 1.83m/6-0 and 1.78m/5-10, respectively.

Valpo returns to the track on Friday, Jan. 30, when they travel to the Findlay Open in Findlay, Ohio.