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.
For the third time in as many races this season, senior Joel Hartenberger (Albuquerque, N.M./Sandia) led the Valparaiso men's cross country team as it ran to a 14th place finish Friday at the Notre Dame Invitational in Notre Dame, Ind.
Senior Joel Hartenberger (Albuquerque, N.M./Sandia) paced the Valparaiso men's cross country team on Friday afternoon as the Crusaders competed at their second meet of the season, the Spartan Invitational in East Lansing, Mich.
Senior Joel Hartenberger (Albuquerque, N.M./Sandia) ran to a career-best fifth-place finish on Friday to lead the Valparaiso men's cross country team as it opened the 2010 campaign with a second-place team showing at Sunset Hills Farm in the Crusader Open.
A boatload of experience returns for head coach Mike Straubel and the Valparaiso men's cross country program in 2010, as the Crusaders graduated just one runner who ran among the team's top-five at any point last season. This seasoned group of veteran Crusaders is taking aim at a move up the Horizon League ladder this season.
Four races within the state of Indiana, including the season-opening Crusader Open at Sunset Hills Farm, will prepare the Valparaiso cross country teams for the Horizon League Championships as head coach Mike Straubel announced the Crusaders' 2010 schedule today.