Sophomore Jeremy Getz (Colorado Springs, Colo.) placed third in the javelin throw to lead the Valparaiso men’s track team at the Duke Invitational on Friday in Durham, N.C.
Getz had a best throw of 188’ 4”, which was nearly eight feet better than the fourth-place finisher.
Senior Andrew Rixon (Deerfield, Ill./Deerfield) finished 10th in the hammer throw with a mark of 154’.
The Crusaders also competed at the Chicagoland Championships in Romeoville, Ill.
Junior Matthew Pryzbyla (Whitmore Lake, Mich./Pinckney) placed sixth in the 10,000-meter run with a time of 32:46.92.
Freshman Elijah Owen (LaPorte, Ind./LaPorte) took 11th in the high jump by clearing 6’ 0 ¾”.
The Crusaders return to action on Saturday for the final day of competition at both the Duke Invitational and the Chicagoland Championships.