The Valparaiso University men’s and women’s cross country squads continued their respective 2016 campaigns on Friday afternoon, running at Notre Dame’s Joe Piane Invitational.
How It Happened
- The Crusader men were paced by freshman Victor Fortin (East Peoria, Ill./Peoria Notre Dame), who covered the five-mile course in 26:18.6 to finish in 109th position.
- Sophomore Alexander Bruno (Bloomington, Ill./University) was the second-fastest Valpo runner, crossing the line in 26:33.8, while fellow sophomore Ben Zibricky (New Lenox, Ill./Lincoln-Way Central) and senior Adam Bruno (Bloomington, Ill./University) nearly finished side-by-side, posting times of 26:46.7 and 26:47.6, respectively.
- Junior Kim Heiny (Burnettsville, Ind./Twin Lakes) continued to be the top Crusader women’s runner this year, recording a time of 18:45.4 over the 5K course to finish in 115th place in the competitive field.
- Senior Liz Owen (Freedom, Wis./Freedom) covered the distance in 18:53.0, while senior Tori Tamburrino (West Dundee, Ill./Jacobs) finished as the third-fastest Valpo runner with a time of 19:46.8.
The Crusaders return to competition in two weeks on Friday, Oct. 14 at the Bradley Classic.