Bloy, Bruno Lead Valpo at Crusader Open
Senior Dezzarae Arce and the Crusaders opened their season Friday at Sunset Hills Farm.


Bloy, Bruno Lead Valpo at Crusader Open
Friday, September 4, 2015

The Valparaiso men’s and women’s cross country teams opened their seasons with the 27th annual Crusader Open on a warm Friday afternoon at Sunset Hills Farm.  

In the women’s 5K, junior Liz Bloy (Freedom, Wis./Freedom) put forth a strong showing, finishing in 12th place overall with a time of 19:33.0. Junior Tori Tamburrino (West Dundee, Ill./Jacobs) crossed the line at 20:36.9 while sophomore Kim Heiny (Burnettsville, Ind./Twin Lakes) rounded out the top three for the Brown and Gold with a 20:51.7 finish. 

In the men’s 6K, junior Adam Bruno (Bloomington, Ill./University) paced the Crusaders with a 20:00.2 to post a 13th-place finish. Juniors Max Morello (Plano, Ill./Plano) and Dan Walters (Crown Point, Ind./Crown Point) finished in the top 42 with times of 20:15.7 and 20:25.9, respectively, to guide the Crusaders.

Purdue claimed both team titles Friday. Hope Schmeizie (17:46.8) and Jeremy Craven (18:44.6) broke the tape for individual championships in the women's and men's races, respectively. 

The Crusaders return to action September 19th at the Friendship Invitational in Cedarville, Ohio.