Men's Track & Field

Five Men's Track and Field Athletes Earn HL Academic Honor

The Valparaiso men's track and field squad tied for league-high honors by placing five athletes on the Horizon League Men's Outdoor Track and Field Academic All-League Team.


Men's Track & Field, Women's Track & Field

Valpo to Offer Hammer Throw Clinic

Valparaiso track and field head coach Ryan Moore and the Crusaders will be hosting a Hammer Skills and Drills one-day clinic on Friday, August 19 for youths in grades 7-12.


Men's Track & Field

Mickens, Schubert Earn Academic All-District Honors

Valparaiso seniors Jarrett Mickens (Aurora, Ill./Waubonsie Valley) and Steve Schubert (Naperville, Ill./Benet Academy) both earned spots on the Capital One Academic All-District V First Team for men's track and field/cross country, as announced by CoSIDA Thursday morning. With the honors, both Mickens and Schubert are eligible for consideration for Academic All-American accolades.


Men's Track & Field

Mickens Concludes Career Thursday at NCAA East Prelim Round

Valparaiso senior Jarrett Mickens (Aurora, Ill./Waubonsie Valley) brought the Crusaders' 2011 outdoor season to an end Thursday, as well as his decorated career in a Crusader uniform, as he placed 27th in the long jump at the NCAA East Preliminary Round in Bloomington, Ind.


Men's Track & Field

Mickens Completes Final NCAA Tuneup Friday

Valparaiso senior Jarrett Mickens (Aurora, Ill./Waubonsie Valley) completed his final tuneup for the NCAA East Preliminary Round on Friday evening, posting his second-best effort of the season in the long jump at the Gregory Invitational in Naperville, Ill., hosted by North Central College.


Men's Track & Field

Mickens Earns Spot in NCAA East Preliminary Round

Senior Jarrett Mickens (Aurora, Ill./Waubonsie Valley) learned Wednesday that he will represent Valparaiso in the long jump at the NCAA East Preliminary Round in Bloomington, Ind. on Thursday, May 26 as the NCAA released the entrants for the two preliminary round sites today.


Men's Track & Field

Mickens, Smith Compete Saturday at Chicago Penultimate

Senior Jarrett Mickens (Aurora, Ill./Waubonsie Valley) took top honors in the long jump Saturday, while freshman Julian Smith (Chicago, Ill./Brother Rice) also competed in the 100m dash as the duo represented Valparaiso at the Chicago Penultimate meet in Chicago, Ill.


Men's Track & Field

Smith Named Running Newcomer of the Year As Crusader Men Close League Meet

A pair of podium finishes by freshman Julian Smith (Chicago, Ill./Brother Rice) earned him Male Running Newcomer of the Year honors as the Valparaiso men's track and field team completed the 2011 Horizon League Outdoor Championships in Indianapolis, Ind. in seventh place.


Men's Track & Field

Valpo Fourth After Two Days of HL Outdoor Championships

The Valparaiso men's track and field team sits in fourth place after the second of three days of action on Saturday at the 2011 Horizon League Outdoor Championships in Indianapolis, Ind.


Men's Track & Field

Rixon Leads Valpo on First Day of HL Outdoor Championships

Junior Bill Rixon (Deerfield, Ill./Deerfield) picked up a sixth-place finish in the discus throw on Friday, leading the Valparaiso men's track and field team on the first of three days of action at the 2011 Horizon League Outdoor Championships in Indianapolis, Ind.


Men's Track & Field

Make It Five: Mickens Honored Again by Horizon League

Valparaiso senior Jarrett Mickens (Aurora, Ill./Waubonsie Valley) was named the Horizon League Male Field Athlete of the Week for the fifth time this year and the seventh time in his career after breaking his own school record in the long jump last weekend at the Stan Lyons Invitational.


Men's Track & Field

Mickens Takes Long Jump to Lead Crusader Men at Stan Lyons Invite

Senior Jarrett Mickens (Aurora, Ill./Waubonsie Valley) surpassed his own school record en route to winning the long jump Saturday as the Valparaiso men's track and field squad competed at the Stan Lyons Invitational in Indianapolis, Ind.


Men's Track & Field

Pair of Event Wins Highlight Crusader Men's Action at Anderson Invite

Senior Jarrett Mickens (Aurora, Ill./Waubonsie Valley) earned his third event victory of the year in the long jump, while sophomore Charlie Walesa (Chicago, Ill./Luther North) captured the long jump Thursday as a portion of the Valparaiso men's track and field team competed at the Anderson Invitational in Anderson, Ind.


Men's Track & Field

Crusader Men Place Four on Academic All-League Squad

Valparaiso placed a league-best four student-athletes on the Horizon League Men's Indoor Track and Field Academic All-League team, as announced by the league office.


Men's Track & Field

Julian Smith Named ‘The People's Choice' on HLN

Valparaiso freshman sprinter Julian Smith (Chicago, Ill./Brother Rice) was voted ‘The People's Choice' on the Horizon League Network after being named the league's Male Runner of the Week on April 12. Smith is currently spotlighted in the latest edition of ‘The People's Choice' on the league website via phone interview.


Men's Track & Field

Mickens, Hartenberger Earn Event Wins Saturday for Crusader Men

Seniors Jarrett Mickens (Aurora, Ill./Waubonsie Valley) and Joel Hartenberger (Albuquerque, N.M./Sandia) each won events for the Valparaiso men's track and field team, while the Crusaders' 4x400m relay also took first place as Valpo competed at the Dave Rankin Invitational in West Lafayette, Ind.


Men's Track & Field

Mickens, Smith Sweep HL Athlete of the Week Accolades

Valparaiso senior Jarrett Mickens (Aurora, Ill./Waubonsie Valley) and freshman Julian Smith (Chicago, Ill./Brother Rice) swept the Horizon League weekly awards, as they were named Male Field and Track Athlete of the Week, respectively, for their performances at the Chicagoland Championships last weekend.


Men's Track & Field

Mickens Sets New Record, Smith Also Wins Event Saturday

Senior Jarrett Mickens (Aurora, Ill./Waubonsie Valley) set a new program record en route to victory in the long jump, while freshman Julian Smith (Chicago, Ill./Brother Rice) took the win in the 200m dash Saturday as the Valparaiso men's track and field team continued the 2011 outdoor campaign with a sixth-place finish at the Chicagoland Championships in Chicago, Ill.


Men's Track & Field

Crusaders Compete Saturday at Purdue

Five different Crusaders posted top-ten finishes as the Valparaiso men's track and field team competed at its second outdoor meet of the season Saturday, making the short trip down I-65 to West Lafayette to compete in the Mike Poehlein Invitational, hosted by Purdue.


Men's Track & Field, Women's Track & Field

Bradford, Drozdowski Earn HL Track and Field Weekly Honors

Valparaiso sophomore Wally Bradford (Mukwonago, Wis./Mukwonago) was named the Horizon League Male Track Athlete of the Week, while freshman Sarah Drozdowski (Roselle, Ill./Lake Park) earned Female Field Athlete of the Week accolades for their respective performances at the Polar Bear Invitational last weekend.


Men's Track & Field

Valpo Opens Outdoor Campaign Saturday at Indiana Wesleyan

The Valparaiso men's track and field squad opened the 2011 outdoor campaign Saturday afternoon at the Polar Bear Invitational in Marion, Ind., hosted by Indiana Wesleyan University, with a solid showing, highlighted by a pair of individual event victories.


Men's Track & Field

Mickens, Smith Earn HL Honors On Final Day of Indoor Championships

Senior Jarrett Mickens was named the Horizon League's Most Outstanding Field Performer, while freshman Julian Smith was named Running Newcomer of the Year as both lowered their own school records on Sunday to lead Valparaiso in the final day of action at the league's Indoor Track and Field Championships in Geneva, Ohio.


Men's Track & Field

Mickens, Smith Break Records Saturday at HL Indoor Championships

Senior Jarrett Mickens (Aurora, Ill./Waubonsie Valley) bettered his own school record en route to winning the long jump Saturday, while freshman Julian Smith (Chicago, Ill./Brother Rice) established a new standard in the 200m dash as the Valparaiso men's track and field team competed on day one of the 2011 Horizon League Indoor Championships in Geneva, Ohio.


Men's Track & Field

Mickens Named HL Male Scholar-Athlete of the Month

Senior Jarrett Mickens (Aurora, Ill./Waubonsie Valley) has been named the Horizon League Male Scholar-Athlete for the month of January for his stellar work both in competition and in the classroom.


Men's Track & Field

Smith Sets New School Record Saturday at Purdue

Freshman Julian Smith (Chicago, Ill./Brother Rice) set a new program record in the 60m dash on Saturday as the Valparaiso men's track and field team completed its final preparations for next week's league championship meet by competing at the Boilermaker Invitational in West Lafayette, Ind.


Men's Track & Field

Mickens Earns Third HL Weekly Honor of the Season

For the third time this year, senior Jarrett Mickens (Aurora, Ill./Waubonsie Valley) has been honored by the Horizon League as its Male Field Athlete of the Week.


Men's Cross Country, Men's Track & Field, Athletics

Hall of Fame to Induct Dennis Murray on Saturday

One of the top runners ever at Valparaiso, Dennis Murray held seven school records on the oval during his career with the Crusaders, and, on Saturday, February 19 he will be inducted into the Valparaiso University Athletics Hall of Fame.


Men's Track & Field

Mickens Stands Out For Crusader Men at GVSU

Senior Jarrett Mickens (Aurora, Ill./Waubonsie Valley) won the triple jump for the third time in five meets this season and also posted a podium finish in the long jump to lead the Valparaiso men's track and field team as it competed at the GVSU Big Meet in Allendale, Mich. on Saturday.


Men's Track & Field, Women's Track & Field

Crusaders Compete at Meyo Invitational

A number of Valparaiso track and field athletes represented the Crusaders Friday and Saturday at the Meyo Invitational in Notre Dame, Ind, led by freshman Julian Smith (Chicago, Ill./Brother Rice) moving into second on Valpo's all-time chart in the 60m dash.


Men's Track & Field

Another Record for Mickens as Valpo Places Third at Tadd Metzger Invitational

Senior Jarrett Mickens (Aurora, Ill./Waubonsie Valley) demolished the school record in the long jump, while freshman Julian Smith (Chicago, Ill./Lincoln Park) won the 200m dash as the Valparaiso men's track and field squad finished third Friday at the Tadd Metzger Invitational in Kenosha, Wis.


Men's Track & Field

Four Valpo Athletes Register Top-Tens Saturday

The Valparaiso men's track and field team posted four top-ten finishes on Saturday, including two by freshmen, as they competed at the Simmons-Harvey Invitational in Ann Arbor, Mich., hosted by the University of Michigan.


Men's Track & Field, Women's Track & Field

Valpo to Host Sprints/Hurdles Clinic

Valparaiso assistant track and field coach Katie LaValley will be holding a sprints/hurdles clinic for middle school age athletes and up at the Athletics-Recreation Center on Sunday, Feb. 6.


Men's Track & Field

Mickens Earns Second Horizon League Weekly Honor

For the second time this season, Valparaiso senior Jarrett Mickens (Aurora, Ill./Waubonsie Valley) has been named the Horizon League Male Field Athlete of the Week, this time after posting a record-setting mark in the triple jump at the Bob Eubanks Open last weekend.


Men's Track & Field

Mickens Shatters School Record in Triple Jump as Valpo Competes at GVSU

Senior Jarrett Mickens (Aurora, Ill./Waubonsie Valley) demolished the Valparaiso school record in the triple jump by more than a foot Friday as the Crusaders competed at the Bob Eubanks Open in Allendale, Mich., hosted by Grand Valley State.


Men's Track & Field

Mickens Named HL Male Field Athlete of the Week

Senior Jarrett Mickens (Aurora, Ill./Waubonsie Valley) took home the first Horizon League Male Field Athlete of the Week honor of the 2010-2011 indoor campaign after a pair of podium finishes at Illinois State's Early Bird Open last weekend.


Men's Track & Field, Women's Track & Field

Valpo Track and Field to Hold Fundraiser in Partnership with Reachout Ministries

The Valparaiso track and field teams, in partnership with Reachout Ministries, will be holding a lift-a-thon fundraiser this Friday, Dec. 10, with all funds raised going to provide Christmas to families in Guatemala who otherwise would not be able to celebrate.


Men's Track & Field

Mickens Wins Long Jump as Crusader Men Open Track and Field Campaign

Senior Jarrett Mickens won the long jump and finished in second place in the triple jump Saturday as the Valparaiso men's track and field team opened the 2010-2011 indoor season in Normal, Ill. at the Early Bird Open, hosted by Illinois State.


Men's Track & Field, Women's Track & Field

2010-2011 Crusader Track and Field Schedule Announced

Valparaiso head men's and women's track and field coach Ryan Moore announced today the indoor and outdoor schedules for the Crusaders' 2010-2011 season.


Men's Track & Field

Valpo Track and Field Places Five on Academic All-League Squad

The Valparaiso outdoor track and field squads were well represented as the Horizon League announced its spring Academic All-League teams today, as two Crusader men and three Crusader women earned the academic accolade.


Men's Track & Field, Women's Track & Field

Changes Announced to Crusader Track and Field Staff

Valparaiso track and field head coach Ryan Moore announced today that James Overbo has been promoted to a full-time position on the Crusader staff and that NCAA Division I All-American Katie LaValley will join the squad's staff in the fall as a graduate assistant.