Sophomore pole vaulter Justin Zosso (Chesterton, Ind./Chesterton) was named the Horizon League Men's Athlete of the Week, the league announced on Tuesday.
At the prestigious Meyo Invitational at Notre Dame on Friday, Zosso vaulted a Crusader record 4.95m/16-2.75 en route to the title. He broke the previous mark – which he set last year – by 13 inches and out jumped the competition by six inches. The title marks his fifth in six meets this season and he holds the top mark in the Horizon League by over a foot.
Zosso is the first Crusader man and third field athlete to win the award this season. Senior jumps specialist Jazmin Taylor (Rock Island, Ill./Rock Island) and fellow pole vaulter Sarah Peters (LaGrange, Ill./Lyons Township) won the award earlier this season for the women’s team.
Valpo returns to the track this weekend with the Fred Wilts Invitational at Purdue. Live results will be available on ValpoAthletics.com.