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Chris Bednarczyk
2008-09 Men's Cross Country
YR.
So.
HOMETOWN
Westfield, Ind.
HIGH SCHOOL (PREV. SCHOOL)
Westfield
Chris Bednarczyk

2009 (Track and Field): Ran in the middle to long distance events for the Crusaders ... posted top times indoors of 4:54.15 in the mile run, 9:24.12 in the 3,000m run and 16:48.90 in the 5,000m run ... was second-fastest Valpo runner outdoors in the 10,000m run, posting a time of 34:28.68 at the Horizon League Championships ... also registered top times outdoors of 4:28.40 in the 3,000m run and 17:34.14 in the 5,000m run ... named to the Horizon League Academic Honor Roll both semesters.

2008 (Cross Country): Ran three times for the Crusaders as a sophomore ... opened season with a time of 22:47 at the 6K Crusader Open ... crossed the line over the 8K course at the Evansville Invitational in 28:56.01 ... also competed for Valpo at the Horizon League Championships ... earned Horizon League Academic Honor Roll recognition for both the fall and spring semesters.

2008 (Track and Field): Posted top times during freshman campaign indoors of 9:52.71 in the 3,000m run (HL Championships) and 17:08.76 in the 5,000m run (Findlay Classic) ... did not run during outdoor portion of the season.

2007 (Cross Country): Competed four times for the Crusaders as a freshman ... opened collegiate career with a time of 22:57 over the 6K course at the Crusader Invitational ... posted a season-best 8K time of 28:23.47 at the Evansville Invitational ... also ran at the Indiana Intercollegiates and the Horizon League Championships.

Prep: Did not earn any letters in track for the Shamrocks ... earned two letters in cross country ... was named team’s Most Improved runner ... also earned Mental Attitude Award ... earned Second Team all-Noblesville Ledger accolades as a senior ... a member of National Honor Society.

Personal: Chris is the son of William and Ardice Bednarczyk ... major is meteorology ... has earned Presidential academic honors during his time at Valpo ... born March 20, 1989.

2008-09 Men's Cross Country
Chris BednarczykSo.Westfield, Ind.
Blane BowenFr.Grand Blanc, Mich.
Justin BuiSo.The Woodlands, Texas
Keith ButtonSo.Farmington Hills, Mich.
David CarterJr.Arlington Heights, Ill.
Matt CervarichJr.Deerfield, Ill.
Nick FaganFr.Sycamore, Ill.
Bryan GillSr./Jr.Columbia City, Ind.
Joel HartenbergerSo.Albuquerque, N.M.
Chris Honig5th/Sr.Glen Ellyn, Ill.
Rich KruparSr.Elyria, Ohio
Chris LechnerJr.Darien, Ill.
Joel MathwigJr./So.Fall Creek, Wis.
Mack MorrisFr.Eden Prairie, Minn.
Jordan PiaskowyFr.Crete, Ill.
Caleb SchmalFr.Thornton, Ill.
Derek SchnakeFr.Chicago, Ill.
Leandro SchultzSr.Valley View, Ohio
Jordan StanfillSr.Goshen, Ind.
Tyler TollFr.LaPorte, Ind.
Jim TurchynSr.Batesville, Ind.
W Golf IPFW Spring Invitational Fort Wayne, Ind. (Chestnut Hills G.C.)
Apr 6 4th/12 (311)
W Tennis Valpo 0 Milwaukee, Wis.
Apr 6 Milwaukee 7
Softball Detroit 0 VU Softball Field
Apr 6 Valpo 8
Baseball Wright State 4 Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 6 Valpo 2
W Golf IPFW Spring Invitational Fort Wayne, Ind. (Chestnut Hills G.C.)
Apr 7 9th/12 (642)
Softball Northern Illinois 6 VU Softball Field
Apr 8 Valpo 8
Baseball Valpo 5 Evanston, Ill.
Apr 8 Northwestern 12
Softball Northern Illinois 3 8 inn.
Apr 8 Valpo 4
M Track Chicagoland Championships Romeoville, Ill.
Apr 11 5th/17 (20)
W Track Chicagoland Championships Romeoville, Ill.
Apr 11 9th/18 (12)
M Tennis Valpo 5 Detroit, Mich.
Apr 11 Detroit 2
Baseball Youngstown State 7 Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 11 Valpo 10
W Track Chicagoland Championships Romeoville, Ill.
Apr 12 6th/20 (60.50)
M Track Chicagoland Championships Romeoville, Ill.
Apr 12 6th/20 (48)
M Golf Bluegrass Invitational Lexington, Ky. (University Club Big Blue Course)
Apr 12 t-7th/13 (588)
W Golf Crusader/Jaguar Challenge Valparaiso, Ind. (The Course at Aberdeen)
Apr 12 3rd/6 (335); 4th/6 (350)
M Soccer St. Joseph's College Eastgate Field
Apr 12, 10:00 a.m. Valpo
Baseball Youngstown State 1 Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 12, 10:00 a.m. Valpo 13
Softball Cleveland State 3 VU Softball Field
Apr 12, 10:00 a.m. Valpo 2
Volleyball Western Michigan/Butler/Eastern Michigan ARC
Apr 12, 1:45 p.m. Valpo
Softball Cleveland State 4 VU Softball Field
Apr 12, 1:45 p.m. Valpo 6
Baseball Youngstown State 12 Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 12, 1:45 p.m. Valpo 4
W Tennis Valpo 1 Detroit, Mich.
Apr 12, 1:45 p.m. Detroit 6
M Soccer Benedictine Brown Field
Apr 12, 4:00 p.m. Valpo
W Soccer Haitian National Team Brown Field
Apr 12, 7:00 p.m. Valpo
W Golf Crusader/Jaguar Challenge Valparaiso, Ind. (The Course at Aberdeen)
Apr 13 2nd/6 (657); 5th/6 (692)
M Golf Bluegrass Invitational Lexington, Ky. (University Club Big Blue Course)
Apr 13 t-6th/13 (895)
Softball Cleveland State 6 8 inn.
Apr 13 Valpo 7
W Tennis Valpo 1 Rochester, Mich.
Apr 13 Oakland 6
M Tennis Valpo 1 Notre Dame, Ind.
Apr 13 #12 Notre Dame 6
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
Baseball Valpo Milwaukee, Wis.
Apr 17, 3:00 p.m. Milwaukee
M Tennis Youngstown State Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 18, 11:00 a.m. Valpo
Baseball Valpo Milwaukee, Wis.
Apr 18, 3:00 p.m. Milwaukee
Softball Oakland VU Softball Field
Apr 18, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
W Tennis Youngstown State Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 18, 4:00 p.m. Valpo
M Golf Wolfpack Spring Open Raleigh, N.C. (Lonnie Poole Golf Course)
Apr 19
W Tennis Cleveland State Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 19 Valpo
M Track DePaul Invitational Chicago, Ill.
Apr 19
W Track DePaul Invitational Chicago, Ill.
Apr 19
Softball Oakland VU Softball Field
Apr 19, 12:00 p.m. Valpo
Baseball Valpo Milwaukee, Wis.
Apr 19, 1:00 p.m. Milwaukee
Softball Oakland VU Softball Field
Apr 19, 2:00 p.m. Valpo
M Tennis Cleveland State Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 19, 2:00 p.m. Valpo
M Golf Wolfpack Spring Open Raleigh, N.C. (Lonnie Poole Golf Course)
Apr 20
Baseball Kalamazoo Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 21, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
Baseball Ohio Northern Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 22, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
Softball Valpo Macomb, Ill.
Apr 22, 3:00 p.m. Western Illinois
Softball Valpo Macomb, Ill.
Apr 22, 5:00 p.m. Western Illinois
Softball Valpo Notre Dame, Ind.
Apr 24, 5:00 p.m. Notre Dame
M Tennis Valpo Ann Arbor, Mich.
Apr 25, 5:00 p.m. Horizon League Tournament
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
Baseball UIC Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 25, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
M Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 26
W Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 26
M Tennis Valpo Ann Arbor, Mich.
Apr 26 Horizon League Tournament
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