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Jim Turchyn
2008-09 Men's Cross Country
YR.
Sr.
HOMETOWN
Batesville, Ind.
HIGH SCHOOL (PREV. SCHOOL)
Batesville
Jim Turchyn

2008 (Track and Field): Posted third-fastest 3,000m run time indoors in Valpo history at the Meyo Invitational (8:33.95) ... won the 3,000m run indoors at the Findlay Classic ... also posted Valpo’s top time on the season outdoors in the 5,000m run (15:36.69, Miami Invitational) ... among Crusaders’ top runners as well indoors in the mile run (4:19.81, Findlay Classic) and outdoors in the 800m run (2:04.27, Ted Haydon Invitational) and 1,500m run (4:00.90, HL Championships).

2007 (Cross Country): Ran six times for Crusaders as a junior, finishing among Valpo’s top-four runners all six times ... kicked off season with 14th place finish at Crusader Invitational ... was the second-fastest Valpo runner at the Notre Dame Invitational, crossing the line in 26:45 ... helped Crusaders to fifth-place finish at Horizon League Championships with a 26th-place individual showing ... finished third among Crusader runners at the NCAA Great Lakes Regional, running the 10K circuit in 35:01.88.

2007 (Track and Field): Ran at eight meets for the Crusaders ... covered the mile run at the Boilermaker Invitational indoors in a season-best 4:58.89 ... placed fifth in the 1,500m run outdoors at the Puma Invitational ... ran a season-best 4:27.70 in the 1,500m run at the Butler Twilight ... named to the Mid-Con All-Academic Team ... member of Fall 2007 Horizon League Academic Honor Roll.

2006 (Cross Country): Took course six times as a sophomore for the Brown and Gold ... finished among Valpo’s top-four runners in all six races ... finished 16th at Crusader Invitational, running the 6K course in 20:16 ... surpassed his 8K career best at the Notre Dame Invitational, crossing the line in 26:41 ... smashed that time two weeks later at the Evansville Invitational, placing eighth with a time of 25:57.51 over the 8K course ... third-fastest Crusader at both the Mid-Con Championship and the NCAA Great Lakes Regional ... earned Mid-Con All-Academic Team honors ... also named to the Mid-Con Commissioner’s List of Academic Excellence.

2006 (Track and Field): Tallied Crusader top times indoors in the mile run (4:26.88) and the 3,000m run (8:51.99) ... also recorded times of 2:04.99 in the 800m run and 16:44.99 in the 5,000m run ... outdoors, was among Valpo’s top-three runners in the 1,500m run (4:13.01) and 5,000m run (16:18.4) ... named to Mid-Con All-Academic team.

2005 (Cross Country): Competed six times as a freshman ... named team’s Most Valuable Runner ... placed on Mid-Continent Conference All-Academic Team ... was Valpo’s top finisher in three of six races ... ran best 8K of season in first career race, crossing in 27:00 at Crusader Invitational, the second fastest 8K time of season by any Valpo runner ... again paced Brown and Gold at Stanford Invitational, finishing 25th ... led all Crusader runners at NCAA Great Lakes Regional, covering 10K course in 35:33.8.

Prep: Earned four letters in both track and field and cross country for the Bulldogs ... named Eastern Indiana Athletic Conference’s Most Valuable Runner in cross country as a senior ... placed on All-Conference team four times ... qualified for Semi-State meet three times, from 2002-04 ... named to All-Regional team in 2004 ... was on First Team Academic All-State team as senior ... named team’s Most Valuable Runner as a senior ... won Bulldog Award three times ... received conference MVP honors in track and field as a senior ... four-time All-Conference honoree ... qualified for Indiana state meet in the 1,600m run as a junior ... set school record in 1,600m run, running 4:21.6 at 2004 regional meet.

Personal: Jim is the son of Leo and Emily Turchyn ... father, Leo, ran at Indiana in the 1970’s ... major is mechanical engineering ... born July 26, 1986.