Crusaders Take Flight at Purdue
Friday, February 13, 2015
Crusaders Take Flight at Purdue

The Valparaiso men’s and women’s track and field teams took part in the first day of action at the Fred Wilt Invitational at Purdue University on Friday. Multi-events, the pole vault, and the weight throw were the only events taking place on day one.

Reigning Horizon League Athlete of the Week Justin Zosso (Chesterton, Ind./Chesteron) finished in a tie for fifth in the pole vault with his mark 4.87m/15-11.75.

In the weight throw, Jacob Smutz (West Lafayette, Ind./Harrison) took fourth with his toss of 18.66m/61-2, while Jacob Frey (St. Paul, Minn./Roseville Area) finished one spot behind with his heave of 16.75m/54-11.

The duo of Isaiah Cook (Granger, Ind./Penn) and Chris Sosnowski (Greenfield, Ind./Greenfield Central) threw 16.27m/53-4 and 15.44m/50-8 to take eighth and ninth place, respectively.

On the women’s team, Megan Howdeshell (Bourbon, Ind./Triton Junior-Senior) improved her third best mark in Valpo history in the weight throw with her toss of 16.03m/52-7 as she took 14th place. She was the only competitor from the women’s team on day one.

The Crusaders return for day two at Purdue on Saturday. Action starts at 9:00 am with the heptathlon 60m hurdles and the women’s high jump and running events will begin at 10:30 am. Live results will be available through