Trio Leads Valpo at DePauw Invitational
Saturday, April 4, 2015
Trio Leads Valpo at DePauw Invitational
Jacob Frey took home the title in the hammer throw on Saturday.

The Valparaiso men’s track and field team finished third with 101 points in the DePauw Outdoor Invitational on Saturday as three individuals captured titles.

Justin Zosso (Chesterton, Ind./Chesterton) bested his own school record in the pole vault as he captured the pole vault title by clearing 4.75m/15-7, four inches better than the mark he set on March 21 at St. Joseph’s College.

Jacob Frey (St. Paul, Minn./Roseville Area) took the title in the hammer throw by besting his second best mark in school history by seven inches with a toss of 57.20m/187-8. He also finished third in the discus with his season best mark of 46.58m/152-10.

Jeremy Getz (Colorado Springs, Colo./Harrison) out threw the field by almost 25 feet in the javelin as he took the title with a mark of 57.73m/189-5

Jacob Smutz (West Lafayette, Ind./Harrison) finished right behind Frey in the hammer throw with his mark of 52.45m/175-4 and finished sixth in the discus with his season best heave of 43.87m/143-11.

Elijah Owen (LaPorte, Ind./LaPorte) and Colton Hill (Knox, Ind./Knox) took fourth and fifth in the men’s long jump, respectively. Owen leapt 6.32m/20-9 on his third attempt while Hill finished just behind in 6.27m/20-7.

In the shot put, Andrew Guzek (Valparaiso, Ind./Valparaiso) took fourth with his fifth best throw in school history (15.12m/49-7.25).

Anthony Franze (Gunter, Texas/Gunter) and James Sampson (Naperville, Ill./Neuqua Valley) finishes sixth and seventh in the 100 meter dash, crossing the finish line in 11.29 and 11.43, respectively. Franze also took fifth in the 200m with a time of 23.05.

The Crusaders return to the track next week with a pair of meets. First up is the three-day Tennessee Relays in Knoxville on Thursday which will see selected athletes competing. The rest of the team will travel to Oakland on Saturday for the Golden Grizzly Duals.