Valparaiso University's men's cross country team saw its 2003 season come to a close with a 31st place finish at the NCAA Great Lakes Regional Championships held on Saturday morning in Terre Haute, Ind.
Led by fifth-year senior Nate Nunnelly (Valparaiso, Ind./Valparaiso H.S.), the Valparaiso University men's cross country team finished in fourth place at the Mid-Continent Conference Cross Country Championships held in Tulsa, Okla. on Saturday morning.
With Valparaiso's men's cross country team facing many nationally-ranked teams on Saturday at the Pre-NCAA Meet in Cedar Falls, Iowa, Rick Wenger (Belvidere, Ill./Belvidere H.S.) led the way for the Crusaders with a time of 26:28 over the eight-kilometer course.
Six members of Valparaiso's men's cross country that did not run at the Notre Dame Invitational on Friday competed Saturday at the Loyola Lakefront Invitational held in Chicago, Ill., with the team placing 46th out of 52 teams.
The Valparaiso University men's cross country team has been selected to finish in fourth place in the Mid-Continent Conference based upon the 2003 preseason poll as voted upon by the league's head coaches.