Valpo Cross Country Earns 2023-24 Academic Awards

The Valparaiso University men’s and women’s cross country teams have earned recognition as All-Academic Teams from the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) for their success in the classroom this year.


Veloz Bonilla, Chaves Thrive at Puerto Rican National Championships

Alejandro Chaves and Ignacio Veloz Bonilla are two different individuals at two different ages and two different points in their running careers. But the two share a unique bond, brought together by their similarities – one home territory, one University and a love for one sport.


Valpo Welcomes Five to Cross Country, Track & Field Programs

Director of Track & Field and Cross Country Vincent Walker has announced the signing of five newcomers who will join the programs for the 2024-25 season.


Walda Shatters Program Record in 10K, Leads Three Beacons Under Previous Record at NCAA Regional

Valparaiso University men’s cross country senior Evan Walda (Fort Wayne, Ind. / South Side) added to his breakout fall in a big way on Friday afternoon, shattering the program record in the 10K at the NCAA Great Lakes Regional, hosted by Wisconsin in Madison, Wis. Walda led a trio of Beacons who all outdid the previous program record on Friday and now own the top three times in program history.


Aurand Cracks Top 5 in Program History, Walda Paces Valpo Men

The Valparaiso University men’s and women’s cross country teams competed in the Missouri Valley Conference Championship, hosted by Belmont on Friday at Percy Warner State Park in Nashville. Grace Aurand (Highland, Ind. / Highland) became the first Valpo woman in nearly a decade to crack the program’s all-time top-5, while Evan Walda (Fort Wayne, Ind. / South Side) once again paced the Valpo men.


Cross Country Set for MVC Championship in Nashville

A breakout season from senior Evan Walda (Fort Wayne, Ind. / South Side) may come as a surprise to some, but not to those closest to the Valparaiso University cross country program.


Walda Breaks Program Record at Bradley Pink Classic

Despite running through rainy and muddy conditions, Valparaiso University men’s cross country senior Evan Walda (Fort Wayne, Ind. / South Side) put together the fastest performance in program history, shattering the previous record in the 8K at Friday’s Bradley Pink Classic, hosted by the Braves at Newman Golf Course in Peoria, Ill.


Walda, Aurand Lead Valpo at Notre Dame

The Valparaiso University men’s and women’s cross country teams competed in the Joe Piane Invitational, hosted by Notre Dame on Friday. Evan Walda (Fort Wayne, Ind. / South Side) turned in another strong performance to highlight the day for the Brown & Gold.


Walda Moves to Third in Program Record Book with Performance at Redbird Invite

Reigning Missouri Valley Conference Runner of the Week Evan Walda (Fort Wayne, Ind. / South Side) once again paced the Valparaiso University men’s cross country team on Friday evening at the Redbird Invite, hosted by Illinois State in Normal, Ill. His performance helped the Valpo men finish fourth of 12, while the women’s team was led by Grace Aurand (Highland, Ind. / Highland)