The Valparaiso men’s track and field team continued their outdoor season on Friday with the Gene and Rose Edmonds Invitational at St. Joseph’s College in Rensselaer, Ind.
Justin Zosso (Chesterton, Ind./Chesterton) set the school record in the pole vault as he took first with a height of 4.65m/15-3, besting the previous mark – which he shared with Phillip Lohrmann – by almost eight inches.
Chris Sosnowski (Greenfield, Ind./Greenfield took second in discus throw with his toss of 47.70m/156-6, the third farthest throw in school history, and also took third in the hammer throw (49.12m/161-2).
Jacob Frey (St. Paul, Minn./Roseville Area) bested his second best mark in school history in the hammer throw by over ten feet as he finished first with a moonshot of 57.03m/187-11.
Alexander Watson (Bolivar, Ohio/Tuscarawas Valley) took second in pole vault (4.35m/14-3.25), the fourth highest mark in school history, and also finished seventh in javelin throw (40.56m/133-1).
Andrew Guzek (Valparaiso, Ind./Valparaiso) finished second in the shot put (14.61m/47-11.25), ninth in the discus (38.95m/127-9) and eighth in the hammer throw (38.30m/125-8).
In the 200 meter dash, James Sampson (Naperville, Ill./Neuqua Valley) finished fifth in 24.33. Brandon Riley (Chicago, Ill./Morgan Park) took second in the 400m (51.09) and tenth in the 200m (25.31).
Daniel Walters (Crown Point, Ind./Crown Point) took second in the 800m as he crossed the line in 2:02.81.
In the hurdles, Mark Pinnow (Columbus, Ind./Trinity Lutheran) finished second in the 110m (18.23) and fourth in 400m hurdles (1:03.52), while Kevin Adamik (Elmhurst, Ill./York Community) and Antwon Hatchett (Indianapolis, Ind./Warren Central) took third in 110m (18.40) and 400m (1:10.37), respectively.
Jonathan Heagy (Latrobe, Pa.) took second in the high jump (1.83m/6-0) and Colton Hill (Knox, Ind./Knox) also finished second in long jump (6.26m/20-6.5)
Montell Hall (Waukegan, Ill./Waukegan) took fourth in long jump (5.81m/19-0.75) and third in triple jump (12.07m/39-7.25)
Dylan Antonides (Wauconda, Ill.) took first in javelin throw (54.53m/178-11).
The Crusaders return to Rensselaer next weekend for the Puma Invite while also sending athletes to the Raleigh Relays at North Carolina State.