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Getz Takes Third in Javelin at Horizon League Outdoor Championships

Friday, May 02, 2014

Jeremy Getz (Colorado Springs, Colo.) led the Crusader men at day one of the Horizon League Outdoor Championships with a third-place finish in the javelin. Getz, who has been dealing with an injury all season long, threw for a personal season-best of 181’0” in the final - missing second-place by just three inches.

In the same event, Elijah Owen (LaPorte, Ind./LaPorte) finished seventh (158’10”), while Jacob Smutz (West Lafayette, Ind./Harrison) took eighth (139’3”).

Smutz also finished eighth in the discus with a mark of 141’0”. Jacob Frey (St. Paul, Minn./Roseville Area) rounded out the top-ten in the discus, throwing for 137’2”.

After the first five events of the decathlon, Owen (2727 points) and Kevin Adamik (Elmhurst, Ill./York Community) (2643 points) currently sit in fifth and sixth, respectively.

After the first day of competition, the Crusaders sit in fourth-place with 6 points. Action at the Horizon League Outdoor Championships resumes tomorrow at the Farmers National Bank Field in Youngstown, Ohio. Both live video and live stats will be available through ValpoAthletics.com.  

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