The Valparaiso University men’s and women’s track and field teams were back in action Saturday afternoon in Fort Wayne, Ind. The Crusaders took part in the IPFW Duals.
The men’s team went 2-1 on the day, defeating Butler and IUPUI and falling to Detroit. Jacob Smutz (West Lafayette, Ind./Harrison) earned first place in the weight throw, with a throw of 19.33 meters (63’5”).
Andrew Guzek (Valparaiso, Ind./Valparaiso) picked up a first-place finish in the shot put with a throw of 14.89 meters (48’10 ¼”). Montel Hall (Waukegan, Ill./Waukegan) also added a first-place victory on the infield in the triple jump with a distance of 12.70 meters (41’8”).
On the women’s side of things the Crusaders went 2-3 on the day, defeating Butler and IUPUI.
Elizabeth Bloy (Freedom, Wis./Freedom) earned two first-place victories, crossing the line first in the one mile run (5:15.66) and in the 3000m run (10:29.38). Kim Heiny placed second in the 5000m run, finishing with a time of 18:38.56. Hannah Reynard (Jackson, Mich./Napoleon) moved into fourth position on the Crusaders’ all-time chart in the 60m hurdles as well with a time of 9.63.
Both teams are back in action next Saturday when they travel to Allendale, Mich. for the GVSU Lints Alumni Meet.