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Matt Kariger
2003-04 Men's Cross Country
YR.
Fr.
HOMETOWN
Plymouth, Ind.
HIGH SCHOOL (PREV. SCHOOL)
Plymouth
Matt Kariger

2006 (Track and Field): Set personal best with a time of 17:24.13 over 5,000m during outdoor campaign ... had season-best times of 18:17.22 in the 5,000m run and 10:16.96 in the 3,000m run indoors ... named to Mid-Con All-Academic team.

2005 (Cross Country): Raced four times as a junior ...named to Mid-Continent Conference All-Academic Team and Commissioner's List of Academic Excellence ... set career-best at Brissman-Lundeen Invitational, crossing tape in 29:26 ... ran well for second straight year at Evansville Invitational, finishing in 30:28.2.

2004 (Cross Country): Competed four times ... named to Mid-Continent Conference All-Academic Team ... finished 33rd at Crusader Invitational ... ran a 31:03 8K at Notre Dame Invitational, finishing 65th ... ran then personal-best 30:27.6 at Evansville Invitational.

2003 (Cross Country): Ran four times as a freshman ... finished 70th at season-opening Crusader Invitational, covering 8K course in 31:14 ... ran season-best 8K, 30:42, at Loyola Lakefront Invitational.

Prep: A two-year letterwinner for the Pilgrims ... earned team's All-Out Award as a junior ... served as a co-captain during senior season ... also lettered in track ... a member of National Honor Society.

Personal: Matt is the son of George and Barbara Kariger ... brother, Michael, ran for the Crusaders from 1999-2002 ... majors are mathematics and secondary education ... born March 25, 1984.

2003-04 Men's Cross Country
Matt BlumeSr.Logansport, Ind.
Mark DoepnerSr.Fort Wayne, Ind.
Nick GalacJr.Grosse Pointe Park, Mich.
Kirk HeavnerSo./Fr.Lincolnton, N.C.
David IottJr.Fort Wayne, Ind.
Jeff JohnsonFr.Darien, Ill.
Kyle JonesSo.Valparaiso, Ind.
Dennis KabaraJr./So.Chuka, Kenya
Matt KarigerFr.Plymouth, Ind.
Jeff KondraschowJr./So.Darien, Ill.
Mike LandmeierFr.Saint Charles, Ill.
Eric LarsonFr.Marquette Heights, Ill.
Phil MartinFr.Valparaiso, Ind.
Chris MartisFr.Torrance, Calif.
Nate Nunnelly5th/Sr.Valparaiso, Ind.
Christopher OroszFr.Holland, Ohio
Jeremy PaulJr.Lodi, Ohio
Adam PiaskowyJr.Crete, Ill.
Adriano SchultzFr.Brecksville, Ohio
Rick Wenger5th/Sr.Belvidere, Ill.
David WheelerSo.Saint Charles, Ill.
W Tennis Valpo 0 Chicago, Ill.
Apr 14 Chicago State 7
M Tennis Valpo 7 Homewood, Ill.
Apr 15 Chicago State 0
Baseball Valpo CCD
Apr 15 Toledo
M Track Cougar Invitational River Forest, Ill.
Apr 17 No Team Score
W Track Cougar Invitational River Forest, Ill.
Apr 17 No Team Score
Baseball Valpo 4 Milwaukee, Wis.
Apr 17 Milwaukee 0
M Tennis Youngstown State 1 Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 18 Valpo 6
Baseball Valpo 0 Milwaukee, Wis.
Apr 18 Milwaukee 3
Softball Oakland 3 VU Softball Field
Apr 18 Valpo 11
W Tennis Youngstown State 7 Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 18 Valpo 0
M Golf Wolfpack Spring Open Raleigh, N.C. (Lonnie Poole Golf Course)
Apr 19 CCD
M Track DePaul Invitational Chicago, Ill.
Apr 19 2nd/3 (191)
W Track DePaul Invitational Chicago, Ill.
Apr 19 3rd/5 (82)
W Tennis Cleveland State 7 Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 19 Valpo 0
Softball Oakland 1 VU Softball Field
Apr 19 Valpo 2
Baseball Valpo 0 Milwaukee, Wis.
Apr 19 Milwaukee 5
Softball Oakland 4 8 inn.
Apr 19 Valpo 2
M Tennis Cleveland State 5 Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 19 Valpo 2
M Golf Wolfpack Spring Open Raleigh, N.C. (Lonnie Poole Golf Course)
Apr 20 12th/15 (314)
Baseball Kalamazoo 3 Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 21 Valpo 10
Baseball Ohio Northern 2 Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 22 Valpo 1
Softball Valpo 3 Macomb, Ill.
Apr 22 Western Illinois 1
Softball Valpo 5 Macomb, Ill.
Apr 22 Western Illinois 4
Softball Valpo Notre Dame, Ind.
Apr 24, 5:00 p.m. #21/21 Notre Dame
W Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 25
M Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 25
M Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 25
W Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 25
M Tennis Valpo Ann Arbor, Mich.
Apr 25, 2:00 p.m. UIC
Baseball UIC Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 25, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
M Tennis Valpo Ann Arbor, Mich.
Apr 26, 3:00 p.m. Horizon League Tournament
M Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 26
W Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 26
W Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 26
M Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 26
Baseball UIC Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 26, 12:00 p.m. Valpo
Softball Valpo Dayton, Ohio
Apr 26, 12:00 p.m. Wright State
Softball Valpo Dayton, Ohio
Apr 26, 2:00 p.m. Wright State
M Tennis Valpo Ann Arbor, Mich.
Apr 27, 2:00 p.m. Horizon League Tournament
M Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 27
W Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 27
Softball Valpo Dayton, Ohio
Apr 27, 12:00 p.m. Wright State
Baseball UIC Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 27, 12:00 p.m. Valpo
Baseball Western Michigan Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 29, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
Softball IUPUI VU Softball Field
Apr 29, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
Softball IUPUI VU Softball Field
Apr 29, 5:00 p.m. Valpo
Baseball Chicago State Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 30, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
Softball Valpo Bloomington, Ind.
Apr 30, 3:00 p.m. Indiana (resumption of suspended game)
Softball Valpo Bloomington, Ind.
Apr 30, 4:00 p.m. Indiana
W Track Horizon League Outdoor Championships Youngstown, Ohio
May 2
M Track Horizon League Outdoor Championships Youngstown, Ohio
May 2
Baseball Oakland Emory G. Bauer Field
May 2, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
M Track Horizon League Outdoor Championships Youngstown, Ohio
May 3
W Track Horizon League Outdoor Championships Youngstown, Ohio
May 3
Baseball Oakland Emory G. Bauer Field
May 3, 12:00 p.m. Valpo
Softball Valpo Green Bay, Wis.
May 3, 1:00 p.m. Green Bay
Softball Valpo Green Bay, Wis.
May 3, 3:00 p.m. Green Bay
W Track Horizon League Outdoor Championships Youngstown, Ohio
May 4
M Track Horizon League Outdoor Championships Youngstown, Ohio
May 4
Softball Valpo Green Bay, Wis.
May 4, 12:00 p.m. Green Bay
Baseball Oakland Emory G. Bauer Field
May 4, 12:00 p.m. Valpo