Valparaiso cross country head coach Mike Straubel announced today the incoming freshman class for the Crusaders' program in 2013, with eight male and five female newcomers. Among the newcomers are Crown Point H.S. graduate Dan Walters and Conner Ennis, who attended Chesterton H.S. for two years.
The Valparaiso men’s cross country squads from 1963, 1964 and 1965 put together perhaps the most impressive run of high finishes in national competition in Valparaiso athletics history, and on Saturday, February 16, the group of three teams will be inducted into the Valparaiso University Athletics Hall of Fame.
The Valparaiso men’s cross country team saw its top three runners finish within 17 seconds of each as the Crusader men concluded the 2012 season at the NCAA Great Lakes Regional in Madison, Wis. on Friday, finishing in 27th place.
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’ 2012 schedule today.