The Valparaiso men’s track and field team had an eventful Saturday with three meets in two different states. Some Crusaders were finishing up the three day Tennessee Relays while others took to action at the Golden Grizzly Duals hosted by Oakland University and the Hillsdale Invitational in Hillsdale, Mich.
In Knoxville, Jeremy Getz (Colorado Springs, Colo./Harrison) bested his own school record in the javelin (modern era), by over four feet with his throw of 64.84m/212-9 to take eighth. Dylan Antonides (Wauconda, Ill./Home schooled) took 16th in the event with his heave of 49.92m/163-9.
The quartet of Andrew Guzek (Valparaiso, Ind./Valparaiso), Jacob Frey (St. Paul, Minn./Roseville Area), Brayden Smith (Crawfordsville, Ind./Crawfordsville), and Isaiah Cook (Granger, Ind./Penn) all competed in throwing events at the Hillsdale Invitational.
Frey took first in the hammer throw with his toss of 56.16m/184-3 and finished third in the discus with his mark of 43.85m/143-10. Guzek took second in shot put (14.50m/47-7) and threw a personal best in the hammer throw (40.12m/131-7) to take seventh.
Cook was the runner-up in the hammer with a season best toss of 53.16m/174-5 and took ninth in the discus with a heave of 39.42/129-4. Smith threw 12.99m/42-7.5 in the shot put to finish in fifth while also throwing a season best 37.37m/122-7 in the hammer throw to take 12th.
Brennen Miller (Upper Sandusky, Ohio/Upper Sandusky) took second in the javelin at the Golden Grizzly Dual with his toss of 45.52m/149-4.
Montell Hall (Waukegan, Ill./Waukegan) finished second in the triple jump and sixth in the long jump with marks of 11.28m/37-0.5 and 5.55m/18-2.5, respectively. In the high jump, Jonathan Heagy (Latrobe, Pa./Greater Latrobe) set a season best with a height of 1.85m/6-0.75.
Antwon Hatchett (Indianapolis, Ind./Warren Central) ran a season best in the 400 meter hurdles (59.03) to finish fourth while Mark Pinnow (Columbus, Ind./Trinity Lutheran) finished one spot behind in 1:01.73. Pinnow would also take eight in the 110m hurdles with his time of 18.28.
Sidney Noble (Powhatan, Va./Powhatan) finished eighth in the 5,000m run with a season best time of 16:21.48.
Drew Baker (Edwardsburg, Mich./Edwardsburg) took fifth in 200m (23.91) while Josh Carow (Greenwood, Ind./Indianapolis Lutheran) finished ninth in 24.61. In the 800m, Eric Loria (Crystal Lake, Ill./Central) finished in tenth with his time of 2:04.04.
Valpo heads to the University of Illinois next weekend for the Illini Twilight. Full results and recap will be posted to ValpoAthletics.com.