The Valparaiso men’s track and field team continued their busy indoor season on Friday with their fourth meet in four weeks at the Findlay Open.
Justin Zosso (Chesterton, Ind./Chesterton) continued his torrid stretch in the pole vault, winning his fourth title in five meets with his height of 4.60m/15-1. Alexander Watson (Canton, Ohio/ Tuscarawas Valley) took third in the event with a season best height of 4.45m/14-7.25, setting the third best mark in Crusader history.
Elijah Owen (LaPorte, Ind./LaPorte) finished second in high jump with a new season best of 1.75m/5-8.75. He also finished eighth in the pole vault (3.85m/12-07.5) and tenth in the 60m hurdle prelims (9.95).
Andrew Guzek (Valparaiso, Ind./Valparaiso) took sixth in the shot put with his toss of 14.74m/48-4.5 on his final attempt, setting a new season best and the fifth-best mark in Valpo history.
Gabriel Williams (Lombard, Ill./Glenbard South) finished fourth in the long jump with a season best jump of (6.21m/20-4.5) and in the triple jump (11.83m/38-9.75).
Anthony Franze (Gunter, Texas/Gunter) finished sixth in the 200 meter dash (23.38) and ninth in the 60m prelims (7.31), just missing out on the finals by .01.
Brandon Riley (Chicago, Ill./Morgan Park) had a pair of tenth place finishes in the 400 (52.86) and 60m (7.34). Ben Zibricky (New Lenox, Ill./Lincoln Way Central) took seventh in the 800m (2:02.39).
In the 60m hurdles, Kevin Adamik (Elmhurst, Ill./York Community) set a new season best with his fifth place finish (9.07).
Valpo returns to action next weekend, when they travel to South Bend, Ind. for the Meyo Invite and Chicago for the Windy City Invitational.