Eight Valparaiso University student-athletes earned spots on the Horizon League Winter Academic All-League teams, as announced by the league office today. The men’s track and field team had three honorees from the indoor campaign, while men’s basketball and men’s swimming had two student-athletes recognized and women’s track and field had one honoree.
In what seemed like déjà vu from last year’s Crusader Open at the Warren G. Hoger Track, the Valparaiso University track and field squads battled wind, rain and frigid temperatures to put together some stellar performances in Saturday’s meet.
The Valparaiso University men’s and women’s track and field squads traveled just across the state border into Chicago, Ill. to compete at the DePaul Invitational on Saturday. Jacob Smutz broke his own program record in the hammer throw to highlight the day's performances.
The Valparaiso University men’s and women’s track and field squads continued action outdoors this weekend at Indiana State’s Gibson Invitational in Terre Haute, Ind. A small contingent of Crusaders competed Friday afternoon, with the vast majority of action taking place on Saturday.
Valparaiso University track and field seniors Sarah Peters and Jacob Smutz set new outdoor program records on Saturday as the Crusaders continued their outdoor campaign at the Edmonds Invitational, hosted by Saint Joseph’s College in Rensselaer, Ind.