The Valparaiso University track and field teams started the outdoor season this weekend, splitting the squads between the Bill Cornell Spring Classic at Southern Illinois and the Polar Bear Invitational at Indiana Wesleyan. The squads were led by Julia Rustmann (Grosse Pointe, Mich./Grosse Point North (Michigan State), who set a personal best, and Dominic Paoletti (Monroe, Mich./Monroe St. Mary), who had a first-place finish, in the outdoor opener.
The Valparaiso University track & field teams capped off their indoor season at the University of Northern Iowa on Sunday. The teams were led by two triple jumpers, Anne Mou (Bloomingdale, Ill./Lake Park) and T.J. Weinzimmer (Northbrook, Ill./Glenbrook North), who each set a new personal record in the event. During the two-day meet, Valpo athletes set 18 PRs and several more season bests.
The Valparaiso University track & field teams reported to the University of Northern Iowa on Saturday for the start of the 2018-2019 Missouri Valley Conference Indoor Championships. Day 1 of the two-day event was highlighted by sophomore Carli Sowonik (Hebron, Ind./Hebron) and her fifth-place finish in the women’s pole vault.
In the last meet before the conference championships, the Valparaiso University track & field teams returned to Grand Valley State University on Friday. Ben Sekuloski (Lowell, Ind./Lowell) and Jack Mader (Granger, Ind./Penn) were among the standout performers for the men, each setting season bests and earning first-place finishes. Sydney Bronner (Frankenmuth, Mich./Frankenmuth) and Sierra Fischer (Brookfield, Wis./Brookfield (Carroll) led the women’s team by each notching second-place showings.
The Valparaiso University track & field teams headed to Purdue University in West Lafayette for the Fred Wilt Open on Saturday. Junior Jeremy Seiler (Angola, Ind./Fremont) took first in the pole vault, while senior Sydney Bronner (Frankenmuth, Mich./Frankenmuth) began her track & field career by earning a place in the record books.
Representatives from the Valparaiso University track & field teams headed to Notre Dame on Friday for the Meyo Invitational. The squads were led by junior pole vaulter Jeremy Seiler (Angola, Ind./Fremont) and the men’s distance medley team, each of whom recorded one of the best marks in program history in their events.
The Valparaiso University track & field teams returned to meet action for the first time since late November on Friday night, turning in impressive performances at Grand Valley State in Allendale, Mich. Valpo was led by Katherine Germann (Cincinnati, Ohio/ Finneytown) for the women and Ben Sekuloski (Lowell, Ind./Lowell) for the men. The two juniors each earned a pair of first-place finishes, and the men’s team took fourth in the team standings.