Owen Sets School Record on Final Day of HL Indoor Championship
Sunday, March 1, 2015
Owen Sets School Record on Final Day of HL Indoor Championship

The Valparaiso men’s track and field team concluded the Horizon League Indoor Championship today in fourth place with 59 points at Youngstown State on Sunday.

Elijah Owen (LaPorte, Ind./LaPorte) set the school record in the heptathlon with 4,413 points, taking second place. He won the pole vault 3.83m/12-6.75 and finished fourth in the 1000 meter run (2:54.70). Cameron Beisel (Noblesville, Ind./Noblesville) took fifth – and set the fifth best mark in Valpo history – with 3,766 points.

Brandon Riley (Chicago, Ill./Morgan Park) improved his Crusader best in the 400 meter dash by two tenths of a second as he finished fifth in 49.52.

Andrew Guzek (Valparaiso, Ind./Valparaiso) jumped from seventh to fourth place in the shot put on his fifth attempt with his moonshot of 14.94m/49-0.25. He improved his fifth best mark at Valpo by eight inches. Isaiah Cook (Granger, Ind./Penn) and Brayden Smith (Crawfordsville, Ind./North Montomery) both threw season bests 14.02m/46-0 and 14.02m/46-0 and 13.34m/43-9.25, respectively.

Adam Bruno (Bloomington, Ill./Normal) finished the mile in a season best time of 4:21.04 to take tenth place.

The 4x400m relay of Riley, Josh Carow (Greenwood, Ind./Indianapolis Lutheran), Ben Zibricky (New Lenox, Ill./Lincoln Way Central), and Kurtis Slenk (Holland, Mich./Holland Christian) set the fourth fastest time in school history with their 3:24.34. They took sixth place in the race.

The Crusaders start their outdoor season on March 12 at the USF Invitational in Tampa, Fla.