15 Valparaiso student-athletes earned spots on the Horizon League Spring Academic All-League teams, as announced by the league office this morning. Men’s outdoor track and field had five athletes honored, while baseball, men’s golf and women’s outdoor track and field each had three selections to go with one from men’s tennis.
One of the most accomplished throwers in the history of the Valparaiso University women’s track and field program, senior Sarah Drozdowski finished her collegiate career on Saturday in her best event, placing 22nd in the hammer throw at the NCAA East Preliminary Round in Jacksonville, Fla.
The record setting and far-throwing senior duo of Jeremy Getz and Sarah Drozdowski will represent the Valparaiso track and field teams at the 2015 NCAA Outdoor East Preliminary Championships in Jacksonville on May 28-30.
The throws trio of Jeremy Getz, Andrew Guzek, and Heather Mende all took part of the final day of action at the Gregory Invitational at North Central College.
Valpo sent a small group of throwers and jumpers to the Gregory Invitational at North Central College on Thursday.
The pole vaulting duo of Justin Zosso and Sarah Peters, along with thrower Justin Smutz, took to the field on Friday at the Grand Valley State 2nd to Last Chance Meet in Allendale, Mich.
The throwers trio of Sarah Drozdowski, Jacob Frey and Jacob Smutz took to the field on Thursday at the Dr. Keeler Invitational at North Central College in Naperville, Ill.
Sarah Drozdowski won the hammer throw on Sunday on the final day of the Horizon League Outdoor Championship, securing Athlete of the Year and Field Performer of the Meet honors.
Jazmin Taylor took home the crown in the high jump and several Crusaders captured runner-up finishes in the second day of action at the Horizon League Outdoor Championships. Valpo sits in second place heading into the final day.
Senior Brooke Hinstorff closed out her collegiate career with a personal best in the javelin and a second place finish on day one of the Horizon League Outdoor Championship in Rochester, Mich.
The Valparaiso women's track and field teams look to throw far, jump high and run fast this weekend as they compete in the 2015 Horizon League Outdoor Track and Field Championship at Oakland. The senior trio of Sarah Drozdowski, Sarah Peters, and Jazmin Taylor all hold the top spots in their respective events.
The Valparaiso women's track and field team opened their new home, the Warren G. Hoger Track, on a cold, rainy Saturday and had six athletes capture titles. Hannah Reynard moved up to third place in the 400 meter hurdles too.
The Valparaiso track and field teams will host the first home meet in over 50 years on Saturday at the new Warren G. Hoger Track at Brown Field. Action gets underway at 10:30 CT with throwing events at Eastgate Field. Jumps will start at Hoger Track and 1:00 pm with running events starting 30 minutes later.
Sarah Drozdowski was named the Horizon League Female Athlete of the Week on Wednesday following a record-setting performance at the Illini Twilight over the weekend. This is her second time winning the weekly award in the last three weeks.
Sarah Drozdowski set the school record in the hammer throw and Hannah Reynard set the fifth-fastest time in the 100 meter hurdles on Saturday at the Illini Twilight.
Valparaiso University placed eight student-athletes over four sports on the Horizon League’s 2015 Winter Academic All-League Teams, as announced today by the league office. Men's indoor track and field had three student-athletes honored, while men's basketball and women's indoor track and field had two apiece and men's swimming had one as well.
In a three-meet Saturday for the Crusaders, Liz Bloy set the second fastest school time in an event for the second day in a row at the Tennessee Relays.
Liz Bloy and Chris Sosnowski set top-five school marks in their respective events (1,500 meter run and discus) at the Tennessee Relays on Friday.
Sarah Drozdowski bettered her second best school mark in the hammer throw by almost six feet and Chris Sosnowski set the fourth farthest hammer throw in school history on Thursday in the first day of the Tennessee Relays.
Senior thrower Sarah Drozdowski was named the Horizon League Athlete of the Week on Wednesday. She won titles in the shot put and hammer throw this past weekend while also picking up a third place finish in the discus.
Five Crusaders collected titles and Hannah Reynard set two top-five times in the hurdles on Saturday at the DePauw Outdoor Invitational. Valpo finished in fourth with 80 points.
The "Jacob" duo of Frey and Smutz and the "Sarah" duo of Peters and Drozdowski led the Valpo track and field teams with top-15 finishes on the final day of action at the Raleigh Relays.
Jazmin Taylor won the high jump and Liz Bloy set the third fastest Crusader time in the 1,500 meter run in day one action on Friday at the Raleigh Relays.
The Valparaiso track and field teams will not be competing at the Puma Invitational this weekend due to inclement weather in the forecast. Valpo will still be sending athletes to the Raleigh Relays at North Carolina State. Live results and video (paid subscription required) will be available for the relays at ValpoAthletics.com.
Junior pole vaulter Sarah Peters was named the Horizon League Athlete of the Week following her first place performance at the Gene and Rose Edmonds Invitational this past weekend. This is Peter's second weekly award this year and first of the outdoor season.
The Valparaiso women’s track and field team had six athletes capture titles on Saturday at the Gene and Rose Edmonds Invitational at St. Joseph’s College in Rensselaer, Ind.
Jazmin Taylor placed second in the high jump and Hannah Reynard set the fourth fastest time in school history in the 400 meter hurdles on Friday at the Crusaders outdoor season opener in Tampa.
The Valpo women's track and field team concluded their indoor season at the Horizon League Indoor Championship on Sunday, finishing in a tie for sixth place with 34 points.
Sarah Peters bested her school record in the pole vault to win the Horizon League title and lead Valpo on the first day of the Horizon League Indoor Championship.
The Valparaiso women’s track and field team looks to finish their indoor season on a high note at the Horizon League Indoor Track and Field Championships this weekend at Youngstown State.
Valpo track and field head coach Ryan Moore joined the Valpo Coaches Show to recap the Crusaders indoor season and preview this weekend's Horizon League Championships.
The Crusader women's track and field team finished their indoor regular season at the Orange and Blue Open at the University of Illinois on Saturday.
Jazmin Taylor won the high jump as the Crusaders took part in day two action at the Fred Wilt Invitational at Purdue.
Valpo had 11 athletes compete in the Fred Wilt Invitational at Purdue on Friday. Megan Howdeshell (Bourbon, Ind./Triton Junior-Senior) improved her third best mark in Valpo history in the weight throw.
Jazmin Taylor, Sarah Peters and Sophia Robinson all claimed individual titles at the Windy City Invitational in Chicago on Saturday to lead the Crusaders to a fifth-place finish.
The junior duo of Sarah Peters and Megan Howdeshell and senior Jazmin Taylor took part in the famous Meyo Invitational on Friday at Notre Dame.
Jazmin Taylor tied her program-best in the high jump at the Findlay Open on Friday to lead the Crusaders.
Sarah Peters was named the Horizon League Female Field Athlete of the Week after capturing the pole vault title at the IPFW Duals. She is the second winner in a row for Valpo, as Jazmin Taylor won last week.
The Valpo women's track team went 3-2 at the IPFW Duals with four title winners. Sarah Peters set a new meet record in the pole vault, while Hannah Reynard and Megan Howdeshell put their names into the Valpo record books.
Jazmin Taylor was named the Horizon League Female Field Athlete of the Week on Tuesday following her third straight high jump crown.
Justin Zosso bested his own program record in the pole vault by two inches on Friday to lead the Crusaders at the Mike Lints Alumni Open.
The Crusaders track and field teams returned to indoor competition today at the Lewis Open. Five athletes took home top honors in their first meet of 2015.
The Valpo track and field teams opened their indoor seasons at the Mastodon Open today. Seven Crusaders claimed individual titles
Valpo begins their indoor season on Saturday when they travel to Fort Wayne, Ind. for the Mastodon Open. The Crusaders return four Horizon League champions from last year.
Head coach Ryan Moore announced the schedules for the track and field teams on Tuesday, including the first-ever home meet on April 25 at Warren G. Hoger Track.
Head coach Ryan Moore announced a shot put clinic will he held at Valparaiso University on Dec. 7. Olympian and Crusader assistant coach Tom Pukstys will coordinate the clinic.
In front of a large Homecoming crowd, the Warren G. Hoger Track was officially dedicated at Brown Field during halftime of Saturday's football game.