Bruno Lowers School Record, Germann Cracks Program Top 10 at MVC Championship
Saturday, October 27, 2018
Bruno Lowers School Record, Germann Cracks Program Top 10 at MVC Championship
Sarah Caesar (left) had her best 5K of the season on Saturday.

Redshirt junior Alexander Bruno (Bloomington, Ill./University) earned a spot on the Missouri Valley Conference First Team and shattered his own school record, while junior Katherine Germann (Cincinnati, Ohio/Finneytown) moved into Valpo’s all-time Top 10 at the Missouri Valley Conference Championship on Saturday afternoon in Peoria, Ill.

How It Happened

  • Bruno secured his spot on the MVC First Team with his seventh-place finish at Bradley, recording a 24:23.4 and eclipsing the school record that he set in the 8K just four weeks ago at the Greater Louisville Classic.
  • Junior Jack Mader (Grander, Ind./Penn) turned in his best race of the season, finishing inside the Top 20 by stopping the clock at 25:12.1.
  • Sophomore Dominic Paoletti (Monroe, Mich./Monroe St. Mary) crossed the finish just 14 seconds behind Mader, notching his own best 8K finish of the 2018 campaign at 25:26.4.
  • Freshman Ignacio Veloz-Bonilla (San Juan, P.R./American Military Academy) continued a very promising freshman year with a fourth-place team finish, completing the circuit in 26:16.3.
  • In the women’s race, Germann was on form again for Valpo, finishing just outside the Top 20 on the afternoon with a time of 18:12.9. She now sits in the program Top 10 in both the 5K (seventh) and the 6K (sixth), surpassing Elizabeth Whiting’s 18:14 5K finish at the Mid-Con Championships back in 2000.
  • Sophomore Sarah Caesar (Fox River Grove, Ill./Cary-Grove) notched her bet 5K finish of the season, finishing second on the team in the process. Her final time on the afternoon was 19:38.7.
  • Junior Taylor Justison (Chatham, Ill./Glenwood) finished right behind Caesar, recording her own best 5K time of the season at 20:10.4.

Up Next

Valpo will compete in the NCAA Great Lakes Regional on Friday, Nov. 9 in Terre Haute, Ind.