The Valparaiso men’s track and field completed their penultimate meet before the Horizon League Indoor Championships at the Fred Wilt Invitational at Purdue on Saturday.
Ben Zibricky (New Lenox, Ill./Lincoln Way Central) set the fourth fastest time in Valpo history in the 600 meter as he sprinted to the finish in 1:25.68 while also setting a personal best in the 400m (53.01).
Anthony Franze (Gunter, Texas) took ninth in 200m (23.44) and 12th in 60m (7.28), while Brandon Riley (Chicago, Ill./Morgan Park) finished in 10th in 200m (23.45) and 13th in 400m (51.20).
Sophomore Dan Walters (Crown Point, Ind./Crown Point) set a new season best in the 800m with his 10th place finish (2:02.05), while classmates Adam Bruno took 10th in the mile with his 4:22.91 and Max Morello (Plano, Ill./Plano) set a new season best in the 3000m with his 12th place finish (9:05.63).
Montell Hall (Waukegan, Ill./Waukegan) took sixth in the triple jump with his 11.82m/38-9.5 leap and Andrew Guzek (Valparaiso, Ind./Valparaiso) took 12th in the shot put with his toss of 13.98m/45-10.5.
The Crusaders return to the track next Saturday as they travel to Champaign, Ill. for the Orange and Blue Open. Field events are set to begin at 10:00 am Central time, with running events taking flight at noon.