Getz Wins in Outdoor Opener at USF Invitational
Friday, March 13, 2015
Getz Wins in Outdoor Opener at USF Invitational
Jeremy Getz won the javelin in the first outdoor meet of the season for Valpo on Friday.

The Valparaiso men’s track and field team finished their first meet of the outdoor season on Friday at the USF Invitational in Tampa, Fla.

Senior Jeremy Getz (Colorado Springs, Colo./Harrison) placed first in the javelin his first meet of the year with a toss of 55.75m/182-11, out throwing the field by over 25 feet.

Colton Hill (Knox, Ind./Knox) and Montell Hall (Waukegan, Ill./Waugegan) finished seventh and eighth in the long jump, with personal best leaps of 6.16m/20-2.5 and 6.12m/20-1, respectively. Hall also finished seventh in the triple jump as well with a mark of 12.20m/40-5.5.

In the discus, Chris Sosnowski (Greenfield, Ind./Greenfield Central) placed fourth with a personal best toss 43.03m/141-02 on his final attempt. Jacob Smutz (West Lafayette, Ind./Harrison) finished in sixth place with his mark of 41.52m/136-03. Smutz would also take eighth in the javelin with his heave of 38.29m/125-07.

Ryan Shea (Tampa, Fla./Wiregrass Ranch) recorded personal bests in the 100 meter (11.41) and the 200 meter dashes (23.77) in his hometown.

James Sampson (Naperville, Ill./Neuqua Valley) recorded a personal best in the 200m, clocking in at 23.01.

Kurtis Slenk (Holland, Mich./Holland Christian) recorded personal bests in the 400m (52.52) and 200 (23.62).

Valpo returns to the track on April 21 for the Bulldog Opener in Indianapolis.