2019 All-MVC Honorable Mention

2019 (Cross Country): Competed in every meet for Valpo during his junior campaign, recording career bests in the 6K, 8K, five Mile and 10K… Opened the season with a 19th-place showing and a personal best 6K time of 19:12.5 at Valpo’s Crusader Open on Sept. 6… Recorded a career-best five-mile time of 25:16.72 on Oct. 4 at Notre Dame’s Joe Piane Invite… Ran his career-best 8K time at Bradley’s Pink Classic on Oct. 18, authoring a 35th-place finish (second on the team). His time of 25:07.0 cracked Valpo’s record book as the fifth-best 8K time in program history…. In the MVC Championships hosted by Valpo on Nov. 2, finished at 25:29.6 and earning All-Conference Honorable Mention. He finished 13th in the race and was fourth among non-seniors… Finished his season at NCAA Great Lakes Regional in Madison, Wis. on Nov. 15, completing the 10K course in 32:41.5, marking the fourth-best 10K time ever by a Valpo runner.

2019 (Track): Had the team’s best time of the indoor season in the 5000-meter run, coming across at 15:02.02 in the MVC Indoor Championships on Feb. 23 at UNI, good for ninth place… Finished fifth in the event at the GVSU Open on Jan. 25… Set his personal best when he finished third in the indoor 3000-meter run with a time of 8:33.41 at the GVSU Tune-Up on Feb. 15. Paoletti became the first Valpo runner since 2007 to break into the program’s top-5 in the 10,000-meter-run when he recorded a time of 31:05.96 at Hillsdale on April 27, marking the third-best time in program history. Recorded the program’s fourth-best time in the 5,000-meter run with a time of 14:55.12 at Illinois Twilight. Set a career-best time of 4:01.52 in the 1,500-meter run at Gibson Invitational on April 6. Competed in two events in the MVC Championships May 10-12, running 14:56.24 in the 5,000 and 31:30.82 in the 10,000.

2018 (Cross Country): Ran in all meets for Valpo during his sophomore season…Turned in his season-best 8K performance at the Missouri Valley Conference Championships, finishing third on the team at 25:26.4…Added a second-place team finish at the Bradley Pink Classic, where he finished just outside the Top 60 in 25:41.3…Finished off the season with a 33:23.6 time in the 10K at the NCAA Great Lakes Regional, placing third on the team.

2017 (Cross Country): Competed in all six meets for the Crusaders ... Tallied a second-place nod at the MVC Championships (27:19.03 ... Earned third for the team at the NCAA Regionals (34:57.60) ... Began his career with a fourth-place finish for the squad at the Crusader Open (19:55.40) ... Had strong performances at the Spartan and Notre Dame Invitationals.

Prep: Four-year letter winner for the Falcons ... three-time team MVP ... 2016 first team all-state division three ... 2017 second team all-state division three ... First team all-Huron league in 2015 ... four-year letterwinner in track ... eight place finish in the 1,600m run at 2017 state in division three ... 2017 all state in 4x800m relay ... two-time track and field team MVP ... 2016-17 Monroe Evening News Monroe County Runner of the Year ... school record in the 1,500m run with a time of 8:47.10 ... Footlocker MidWest Regional qualifier in 2015 (168th) and 2016 (95th) ... member of National Honor Society ... graduated Cum Laude ... awarded Academic Crest, Letter and Certificate.

Personal: Son of Karen and Robert Paoletti ... major is meteorology.