The Valparaiso University track and field teams capped off the Missouri Valley Conference Indoor Championships on Sunday at the UNI Dome in Cedar Falls, Iowa. Junior Alexander Bruno (Bloomington, Ill./University) highlighted the day with a seventh-place finish in the mile run.
How It Happened
- Bruno scored points for Valpo after he recorded a time of 4:25.36 in the mile run for a seventh-place finish.
- In the men’s 4x400 meter relay, the quartet of sophomore Ben Sekuloski (Lowell, Ind./Lowell), sophomore Bryce Otterbach (Mendota, Ill./Mendota Township), senior Brandon Riley (Chicago, Ill./Morgan Park) and junior Connor Hickey (Peru, Ill./LaSalle-Peru) combined for a seventh-place finish. With a time of 3:23.19, they move up to fourth in the Valpo record book for this event.
- Shannon Lahey (Dixon, Ill./Dixon) improved upon her season-best effort in the women’s triple jump. She went from 33 feet, 5¼ inches to 34-3½.
- Two Crusaders bested their farthest throws this season in the men’s shot put. Senior Andrew Guzek (Valparaiso, Ind./Valparaiso) tossed a 49-7¾, which is better than his previous mark of 48-7¼. Sophomore Jake Rasawehr (Celina, Ohio/Celina) also improved his heave from 47-0¾ to 48-9½.
The Crusaders will commence the outdoor portion of the season on March 10 when they travel to Lake Charles, La. for the McNeese Cowboy Relays.