Crusaders Split Successful Day at Two Separate Invitationals

The Valparaiso University track and field teams recorded three individual wins on the day at the DePaul Invitational in Chicago on Saturday. Junior Alexander Bruno (Bloomington, Ill./University) broke through first with a win in the men’s 800-meter run. Freshman Carli Sowonik (Hebron, Ind./Hebron) added another victory in the women’s pole vault, while sophomore Jake Rasawehr (Celina, Ohio/Celina) won the discus throw.


Men’s Track & Field Finishes Third at Redbird Invite

The Valparaiso University track and field teams competed at the Redbird Invite, hosted by Illinois State on Saturday despite the elements outdoors in Normal, Ill. The men finished with 100 total points in the team standings, ahead of Butler, Western Illinois and Dayton. SIU Edwardsville was just ahead of the Crusaders with the host Redbirds securing the top spot for both men and women. Junior Peter Rhodes (McLeansville, N.C./Burlington Christian Academy) led the way for Valpo with a runner-up finish in the men’s javelin throw.


Pair of NWI Locals Thrive on Final Day of Gibson Invitational

The Valparaiso University track and field teams concluded the two-day Gibson Invitational, hosted by Missouri Valley Conference member Indiana State in Terre Haute on Saturday. Freshman Carli Sowonik (Hebron, Ind./Hebron) highlighted the day with a victory in the women’s pole vault and a spot in the school record book, while senior Andrew Guzek (Valparaiso, Ind./Valparaiso) moved up the record book in the men’s shot put.


Crusaders Complete Day 1 of Gibson Invitational

The Valparaiso University track and field teams participated in the first day of the Gibson Invitational, hosted by Indiana State in Terre Haute, Ind. on Friday. They began competition with the 5000-meter run, along with the hammer throw and javelin throw.


Track & Field Wraps Up Bobcat Invitational

The Valparaiso University track and field team closed out the Bobcat Invitational, hosted by Texas State University in San Marcos, Texas on Saturday. Senior Andrew Guzek (Valparaiso, Ind./Valparaiso) led the way for the Crusaders with an eighth-place finish in the men’s shot put in Saturday’s action.


Crusaders Complete Successful Day at Bobcat Invitational

The Valparaiso University track and field team took several athletes to the Bobcat Invitational, hosted by Texas State University in San Marcos, Texas. On the second day of the three-day event, sophomore Ben Sekuloski (Lowell, Ind./Lowell) was victorious in the 100-meter dash while moving up the Valpo record book. Junior Alexander Bruno (Bloomington, Ill./University) also climbed the record book in the 5000-meter run.


Bruno and Zibricky Compete at Famed Texas Relays

Junior Alexander Bruno (Bloomington, Ill./University) and senior Ben Zibricky (New Lenox, Ill./Lincoln Way Central) qualified in the 1500 meter run for the 91st Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays on the campus of the University of Texas in Austin this week. The four-day event invites over 7,000 athletes from high school to college, including international athletes and Olympians. There are 195 colleges represented, along with 21 countries from around the world with athletes competing at the event.


Track & Field Opens 2018 Outdoor Campaign

After a week of participating in Hurricane Harvey relief efforts, the Valparaiso University track and field team opened up the 2018 outdoor season at the McNeese Cowboy Relays, also known as the Bob Hayes Challenge, on Saturday in Lake Charles, La. The Crusaders boasted seven individuals in the top seven in their events, all scoring points for the squad in the team standings.


Crusaders Close Out MVC Indoor Championships

The Valparaiso University track and field teams capped off the Missouri Valley Conference Indoor Championships on Sunday at the UNI Dome in Cedar Falls, Iowa. Junior Alexander Bruno (Bloomington, Ill./University) highlighted the day with a seventh-place finish in the mile run.


Track and Field Completes First Day of MVC Indoor Championships

The Valparaiso University track and field teams wrapped up the first day of the Missouri Valley Conference Indoor Track and Field Championships on Saturday in Cedar Falls, Iowa on the campus of UNI. The Crusaders had multiple season-best performances on the day. Senior Andrew Guzek (Valparaiso, Ind./Valparaiso) led the way with a fifth-place finish in the weight throw, while sophomore Jeremy Seiler (Angola, Ind./Fremont) placed seventh overall in the pole vault. Junior Alexander Bruno (Bloomington, Ill./University) also qualified ninth in the mile run and is set to compete in the final on Sunday.


Bruno Improves School Record at Alex Wilson Invitational

The Valparaiso University track and field teams had four athletes participate at the Alex Wilson Invitational, hosted by Notre Dame on Saturday. The competition comprised of numerous athletes from top programs across the country. Junior Alexander Bruno (Bloomington, Ill./University) highlighted the day when he dropped the school record in the mile by almost three seconds despite battling an illness.


Sekuloski Lowers School Record Friday at GVSU Tune-Up

The Valparaiso University track and field teams combined for five total individual wins on Friday at the GVSU Tune-Up at Grand Valley State in Allendale, Mich. Sophomore Ben Sekuloski (Lowell, Ind./Lowell) continued his success in the 400-meter dash by improving upon his record-breaking time from two weeks ago.



Track and Field Sets Multiple Records at Meyo Invitational

The Valparaiso University track and field teams enjoyed two successful days of competition at the Meyo Invitational hosted by Notre Dame on Friday and Saturday. The Crusaders came away with three new school records and multiple personal bests at the Loftus Sports Center against some of the nation’s best athletes. Leading the way was sophomore Ben Sekuloski (Lowell, Ind./Lowell), who broke a 43-year-old record in the 400-meter dash, and junior Alexander Bruno (Bloomington, Ill./University), who took down a 40-year-old record in the mile. The men’s distance medley relay also put its mark atop the record book.


Track and Field Continues Success at Fred Wilt Invitational

The Valparaiso University track and field teams recorded several Top 5 finishes on Saturday afternoon at the Fred Wilt Invitational hosted by Purdue University in West Lafayette, Ind. The Crusaders had nine performances finish fifth or better throughout the day at Lambert Fieldhouse. The top performance for the men came by a second-place finish from senior Alex Watson (Bolivar, Ohio/Tuscarawas Valley) in the pole vault, and by sophomore Anne Mou (Bloomingdale, Ill./Lake Park), who was third in the triple jump, for the Valpo women.


Track & Field Enjoys Strong Performances at Fort Wayne Duals

The Valparaiso University track and field teams posted several team and individual victories on Saturday at the Fort Wayne Duals inside the Mastodon’s Athletics Center Fieldhouse. The men came away with wins against Butler, Detroit Mercy, Evansville, IUPUI, Morehead State, Northern Kentucky and Oakland. The women topped Evansville, IUPUI, Morehead State and tied with Butler in the final team standings.


Track & Field Opens 2018 at Grand Valley State

The Valparaiso University track and field teams returned to action to start the new calendar year on Friday at the Bob Eubanks Open, hosted by Grand Valley State in Allendale, Mich. The women were led by sophomore Anne Mou (Bloomingdale, Ill./Lake Park) in the triple jump and freshman Carli Sowonik (Hebron, Ind./Hebron) in the pole vault, each of whom placed second in their respective events. On the men’s side, senior classmates Montel Hall (Waukegan, Ill./Waukegan) in the triple jump and Alexander Watson (Bolivar, Ohio/Tuscarawas Valley) in the pole vault both finished third. The men collected 54 total points to place fifth out of 12, while the women were 10th of 14 teams with 21 points.


Track & Field to Host Open Throws

The Valparaiso University track and field program is hosting open throws on Mondays and Wednesdays for the remainder of the season. Those interested in participating should contact head coach Ryan Moore at Ryan.Moore@valpo.edu for additional information.


Valpo Track & Field Announces Outdoor Schedule

The Valparaiso University track and field teams have released their schedule for the 2018 outdoor season. The schedule starts with trips to Louisiana and Texas before the Crusaders will stay within the Midwest for the rest of their meets.


Valpo Track & Field Opens Season at Blue & Gold Invitational


The Valparaiso University track and field team kicked off its indoor season with a trip to Notre Dame for the Blue & Gold Invitational at the Loftus Sports Center on Friday. Senior Andrew Guzek and sophomore Ben Sekuloski led the way for the men, each capturing a runner-up finish. Sophomore Anne Mou took home a third-place finish as the top finisher for the Crusader women.


Valpo Track & Field Releases Indoor Schedule

The Valparaiso University men’s and women’s track and field teams have announced the indoor portion of their schedule. The slate includes three trips to nearby Notre Dame and only one meet outside of the state of Indiana. The indoor season concludes with the Missouri Valley Conference Indoor Championships in Cedar Falls, Iowa in late February.


Valpo to Host Crusader Open April 28


The Valparaiso University men’s and women’s track and field teams will host the fourth annual Crusader Open on April 28, 2018. This will be just the fifth-ever meet hosted at the Warren G. Hoger Track at Brown Field.


Valpo In The Valley: Track and Field/Cross Country


Continuing the #ValpoInTheValley series, which will take a look at each of the Missouri Valley Conference’s 17 sports, are track and field and cross country. Learn about the landscape of The Valley in these sports and hear from cross country head coach Mike Straubel and track and field head coach Ryan Moore as they talk about what their respective programs are looking forward to entering their first season of MVC competition and who will lead the way in 2017-18 for their squads.


Valparaiso University to Join Missouri Valley Conference


Valparaiso University president Mark A. Heckler, Ph.D., announced today that the University has accepted an invitation to join the Missouri Valley Conference on July 1, 2017. The Crusaders will begin competing for MVC championships in the 2017–2018 academic year.


Men Finish Fifth, Women in Seventh at League Championships


The Valparaiso University men’s and women’s track and field teams concluded the 2017 Horizon League Outdoor Championships on Sunday. The men finished in fifth place with 49 points and the women ended in eighth with 24 points. Senior Liz Owen received the top honor over the weekend by earning a first-place nod in the 1,500m race.


Pole Vault Highlights Second Day of Outdoor Championships


The Valparaiso University men’s and women’s track and field teams competed in Day 2 of the Horizon League Outdoor Championships at Youngstown State University on Saturday. The men have 21 points and the women have tallied nine points after two days of competing. The men scored nine of their points in the pole vault.


Crusaders Finish Day One of HL Outdoor Championships


The Valparaiso University men’s and women’s track and field teams the Horizon League Outdoor Championships hosted by Youngstown State on Friday. The Crusader men leave the opening day with seven points, holding seventh place overall. Sophomore Drew McKissick Jr. highlighted the opening day of the league championships for Valpo.


Valpo Places League-Most Eight on Horizon League Track & Field All-Academic Teams


The Valparaiso University men’s and women’s track and field teams emerged as Champions in Classroom, placing a league-most eight athletes on the Horizon League all-academic team, which was announced on Monday. The men’s team boasts six honorees and the women have two on the team.


Valpo Men Win Crusader Open, Women Place Second


On a cold, rainy and windy day, the Valparaiso University men’s and women’s track and field teams hosted their fourth home meet in school history at the Warren G. Hoger Track. The men ended up with 180 points, receiving their first team victory this season. The women finished in second with 107 total points.


Track & Field Set for Annual Home Meet


The Valparaiso University track and field team will host its fourth home meet since the opening of Warren G. Hoger Track on Saturday with the third annual Crusader Open.


Bruno, Owen Lead Valpo on Final Day of Pacesetter Invite


The Valparaiso University men’s and women’s track and field teams completed the Pacesetter Invite with the men coming in fourth with 58 points and the women receiving sixth with 23 points. Sophomore Alexander Bruno earned the men’s top finish, capturing second place in the 1,500m, senior Liz Owen had the same result in the same event.


Crusaders Complete Day 1 at Pacesetter Invite


The Valparaiso University men’s and women’s track and field teams competed in Day 1 at the Pacesetter Invite hosted by Indiana State on Friday. The men left the first day of competition in fourth with 11 points, while the women are fifth with seven points. Jack Mader led all Crusader athletes with a second-place result in the 5,000m race.


McKissick Earns Horizon League Men’s Field Athlete of the Week


The Horizon League announced on Wednesday that Valparaiso University sophomore Drew McKissick Jr. (Naperville, Ill./Neuqua Valley) has been selected as the league’s Men’s Field Athlete of the Week.


Valpo Competes at Benedictine University Relays


The Valparaiso University men’s and women’s track and field teams participated in a two-day meet at Benedictine University in Lisle, Ill. on Friday and Saturday. The men earned 10th of 28 teams with 45 points, and the women finished in 15th with 19 points. Junior Ben Zibricky (New Lenox, Ill./Lincoln Way Central) and senior Liz Owen (Freedom, Wis./Freedom) tabbed first-place results for the Crusaders, both in the 1,500m run.


Five Top Finishes Lead Valpo at DePauw Invitational


The Valparaiso University men’s and women’s track and field teams stayed in Indiana as they traveled to Greencastle for the DePauw Invitational on Saturday. The men’s team garnered four first-place marks, three coming in field events, while the women tallied one, which also came in a field event. The Crusader men finished in third with 96 points and the women ended the invitational in sixth with 46 points.


Owen Leads Valpo with Pair of Top 2 Finishes at Big Blue Classic


The Valparaiso University men’s and women’s track and field teams both increased their point totals from a day ago on the last day of the Big Blue Classic at Eastern Illinois University on Saturday. The men went home with 26 team points for a seventh-place result and the women received 22 and finished ninth. Senior Liz Owen added first and second-place marks to her long list of career achievements as a Crusader runner, earning 18 points for the team.


Day One Closes at EIU Big Blue Classic


The Valparaiso University men’s and women’s track and field teams finished the first day of competition in the Eastern Illinois Big Blue Classic on Friday. Of the 17 schools participating in the event, the men are in eighth with two points and the women enter Saturday seeking their first team point.


Women’s Throws, Men’s Pole Vault Highlight Strong Showing at Edmonds Invite


The Valparaiso University men’s and women’s track and field teams competed in an outdoor meet with their full squads for the first time this spring on Saturday at the Edmonds Invite hosted by St. Joseph’s College in Rensselaer, Ind.


Valpo Concludes Season Opener in Sunshine State


The Valparaiso University men’s and women’s track and field teams concluded Day 2 of the Bulls Invitational at the University of South Florida in Tampa, finishing the outdoor season opener. The women garnered three Top 10 results and the men achieved 11.


Crusaders Begin Outdoor Season at South Florida


The Valparaiso University men’s and women’s track and field teams started their outdoor seasons on Friday by participating in the Bulls Invitational, hosted by the University of South Florida. The field event athletes maintained the momentum from their stellar performances at the Horizon League Indoor Championships and earned three Top 10 marks.


Crusaders Wrap Up Horizon League Indoor Championships


The Valparaiso University men’s and women’s track and field teams ended their indoor seasons on Sunday at the Horizon League Indoor Championships. Senior Liz Owen (Freedom, Wis. / Freedom) was named the Women’s Indoor Track & Field Championships Outstanding Performer in the running events after first and second-place results in two events.


Valpo Track & Field Finishes Day 1 of Horizon League Indoor Championships


The Valparaiso University men’s and women’s track and field teams competed Saturday on Day 1 of the Horizon League Indoor Championships, held at Youngstown State University. The men are in third place with 27 points. One individual and one relay squad left Day 1 with top honors in their events.


Valpo Track & Field Completes Final Tune-Up Before League Championships


The Valparaiso University men’s and women’s track and field teams competed at the Grand Valley State University Tune-Up to conclude their indoor regular season on Friday. The meet marked the final day of competition before the Horizon League Championships next weekend. The men were led by one individual winner and one first-place relay, while the women boasted four Top 5 finishes.


Watson’s Career Best in Pole Vault Among Highlights at Chicagoland Championships


The Valparaiso University men’s track and field team headed west to the Windy City for the Chicagoland Championships, hosted by North Central College on Saturday. The Crusaders tallied seven team points at the meet, giving Valpo a 12th-place finish in the 19-team event.


Watson, Guzek with Top Six Finishes at Grand Valley State


The Valparaiso University men’s and women’s track and field teams competed at the Grand Valley State University Lints Alumni Meet on Saturday. Junior pole vaulter Alexander Watson (Bolivar, Ohio/Tuscarawas Valley) and junior thrower Andrew Guzek (Valparaiso, Ind. / Valparaiso) earned top-six finishes in their respective events for the Crusaders.


Crusaders Record Five First-Place Finishes at Fort Wayne


The Valparaiso University men’s and women’s track and field competed at the Fort Wayne Duals Saturday. The Crusader men defeated Butler, Detroit and IUPUI to finish the day with a perfect 3-0 record, while the women beat Butler and IUPUI. The Valpo men had four first-place finishes in field events and the women posted one top finish on the track.


Crusaders Continue Indoor Campaign at GVSU


The Valparaiso University men’s and women’s track and field teams were back in action indoors Friday evening after the holiday break, traveling to Grand Valley State University for the Bob Eubanks Open. The men took home third place, while the women came away with a sixth-place performance.


Valpo Track and Field Opens Season Friday


Three Valparaiso University track and field athletes posted marks among the Crusaders’ all-time best as the men’s and women’s track and field teams opened their indoor season Friday afternoon at Notre Dame’s Blue & Gold Invitational.


Track and Field Announces 2016-17 Schedule Wednesday


The Valparaiso University men’s and women’s track and field teams announced their 2016-17 indoor and outdoor seasons schedules. The indoor season begins this Friday, Dec. 2 at the University of Notre Dame for the Blue and Gold Invitational, while the Crusaders will host a home meet at the Warren G. Hoger Track on campus for the third straight year on April 29.


13 Crusaders Earn Spring Academic All-League Honors


13 Valparaiso University student-athletes earned spots on the Horizon League Spring Academic All-League teams, as announced by the league office today. The men’s track and field team had four honorees from the outdoor season, while the women’s squad had three honorees. Three baseball players earned Academic All-League accolades, while softball, men’s golf and men’s tennis each had one recipient apiece.


Smutz Closes Career at NCAA East Prelims


Valparaiso University senior Jacob Smutz (West Lafayette, Ind./Harrison) competed for the final time in a Crusader uniform on Thursday as he represented Valpo at the NCAA East Preliminary Round in Jacksonville, Fla., competing in the hammer throw.


Smutz Qualifies For NCAA East Preliminary Round


Valparaiso University senior Jacob Smutz (West Lafayette, Ind./Harrison) will close out his Crusader career in the postseason, as he has qualified for the NCAA East Preliminary Round in the hammer throw and will compete next Thursday, May 26 in Jacksonville, Fla.


Crusaders Compete at Last Chance Meets Friday


A number of Valparaiso University track and field athletes competed in a pair of last chance meets Friday at Grand Valley State and North Central College.


Final Day of Championships Places Men’s Fourth, Crowns Bloy Champion


The third and final day of the 2016 Horizon League Outdoor Track and Field Championships took place at Valparaiso University on Sunday afternoon. Junior Liz Bloy claimed the league championship in the 1,500m run, while freshman Connor Hickey was honored as the Men’s Freshman Field Athlete of the Meet as the Crusader men matched their best-ever finish in the Horizon League.


Crusader Men Third, Women Seventh Entering Final Day Of Track Championships


Freshman Connor Hickey stole the show on Saturday for the Valparaiso University track and field squads on the second day of competition at the 2016 Horizon League Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Valparaiso, rallying to earn the event victory in the decathlon. Hickey’s performance led the Crusader men as they closed the day in third place, while the Valpo women sit in seventh position entering the meet’s final day.


Crusaders Kick Off 2016 Horizon League Outdoor Track and Field Championships


The Valparaiso University men’s and women’s track and field teams played host as they kicked off the 2016 Horizon League Outdoor Championships Friday at Warren G. Hoger Track at Brown Field. Friday’s events included the first five events of the men’s decathlon, the first four events of the women’s heptathlon, and the men’s and women’s pole vault, shot put, javelin throw and 10,000m run.


Valparaiso Set to Host 2016 Horizon League Outdoor Championships


Valparaiso University will be hosting the 2016 Horizon League Outdoor Track and Field Championships this weekend – Friday, May 6 through Sunday, May 8 – at the Warren G. Hoger Track and the Eastgate Throws Complex.


Eight Crusaders Earn Winter Academic All-League Honors


Eight Valparaiso University student-athletes earned spots on the Horizon League Winter Academic All-League teams, as announced by the league office today. The men’s track and field team had three honorees from the indoor campaign, while men’s basketball and men’s swimming had two student-athletes recognized and women’s track and field had one honoree.


Valpo Track Battles Dreary Weather at Crusader Open


In what seemed like déjà vu from last year’s Crusader Open at the Warren G. Hoger Track, the Valparaiso University track and field squads battled wind, rain and frigid temperatures to put together some stellar performances in Saturday’s meet.


Crusaders Continue Outdoor Campaign at Louisville


The Valparaiso University men’s and women’s track and field squads continued their 2016 outdoor season this weekend at the Lenny Lyles/Clark Wood Invitational in Louisville, Ky.


Smutz’s Hammer Record Highlights Track and Field Effort at DePaul


The Valparaiso University men’s and women’s track and field squads traveled just across the state border into Chicago, Ill. to compete at the DePaul Invitational on Saturday. Jacob Smutz broke his own program record in the hammer throw to highlight the day's performances.


Track and Field Campaign Rolls On at Indiana State


The Valparaiso University men’s and women’s track and field squads continued action outdoors this weekend at Indiana State’s Gibson Invitational in Terre Haute, Ind. A small contingent of Crusaders competed Friday afternoon, with the vast majority of action taking place on Saturday.


Valpo Closes Out Windy Weekend at EIU


The Valparaiso University track and field teams wrapped up action Saturday in Charleston, Ill., battling strong winds once again on the second day of EIU’s Big Blue Classic.


Crusaders Battle Wind Friday at EIU


The Valparaiso University track and field teams hit the road this weekend, battling the harsh winds on the opening day of the Big Blue Classic, hosted by EIU in Charleston, Ill.


Pair of Records Fall As Valpo Outdoor Season Rolls On


Valparaiso University track and field seniors Sarah Peters and Jacob Smutz set new outdoor program records on Saturday as the Crusaders continued their outdoor campaign at the Edmonds Invitational, hosted by Saint Joseph’s College in Rensselaer, Ind.


Crusaders Kick Off Outdoor Season in St. Louis


The Valparaiso University men’s and women’s track and field teams started the 2016 outdoor season this weekend at the Billiken Kickoff in St Louis, Mo.


Smutz Closes Indoor Campaign at USATF Indoor Championships


Valparaiso University senior thrower Jacob Smutz (West Lafayette, Ind./Harrison) closed out his indoor career as a Crusader at the highest level Friday, competing in the weight throw at the USA Indoor Track & Field Championships in Portland, Ore.


Smutz Takes Top Honors at Carthage


Valparaiso University senior thrower Jacob Smutz traveled to the Carthage Final Qualifier in Kenosha, Wis. on Friday, taking first place in the weight throw with the second-best effort of his career. The performance sets Smutz up for next week’s USATF Indoor National Track & Field Championships.


Crusaders Close Out Indoor Championships Sunday


The Valparaiso University men’s and women’s track and field teams finished out the 2016 Horizon League Indoor Championships on Sunday at Youngstown State University, a day which was highlighted by junior Liz Bloy earning Outstanding Running Performer of the Championships.


Crusaders Hit the Ground Running at Indoor Track and Field Championships


The Valparaiso University men’s and women’s track and field teams kicked off the 2016 Horizon League Indoor Championships Saturday at Youngstown State University.


Track and Field Completes Final Prep For HL Championships


The Valparaiso University men’s and women’s track and field squads competed in their final meet prior to the 2016 Horizon League Indoor Championships on Friday, as the Crusaders traveled to Milwaukee’s Panther Tune Up. A pair of Crusader men's distance runners competed at the GVSU Tune Up meet as well.


Track and Field Continues Busy Weekend


The Valparaiso University men’s track team traveled to Naperville, Ill. to take part in the Chicagoland Championships on Saturday afternoon, one day after the women’s team competed at the same meet. In addition, for the second straight day, a number of the Crusader distance runners took to the track at the GVSU Big Meet in Allendale, Mich.


Crusader Track and Field Hits Three Different States Friday


Members of the Valparaiso University men’s and women’s track and field teams competed at three different meets on Friday. Senior Jacob Smutz faced a loaded field in the weight throw at Arkansas’ Tyson Invitational in Fayetteville, Ark., while a number of the Crusaders’ distance runners ran at the GVSU Big Meet in Allendale, Mich. Meanwhile, a portion of the Valpo women’s squad saw action at the Chicagoland Championships in Naperville, Ill.


Men Bring Home Meet Win, Pair of Track and Field Records Fall


The Valparaiso University men’s and women’s track and field teams traveled to Chicago, Ill. on Saturday to compete at the Windy City Rumble, hosted by the University of Chicago. The Crusader men took home first place, while the women earned a third-place finish. A handful of Crusaders also competed at the two-day Meyo Invitational at Notre Dame, Ind. as well.


Track and Field Indoor Campaign Rolls On at GVSU


The Valparaiso University men’s and women’s track and field teams continued their respective 2016 indoor campaigns Saturday, returning to Grand Valley State University to compete at the Mike Lints Alumni Open.


Crusader Track and Field Take Part in IPFW Duals


The Valparaiso University men’s and women’s track and field teams were back in action Saturday afternoon in Fort Wayne, Ind. The Crusaders took part in the IPFW Duals.


Valpo Track and Field Kicks Off 2016 In Michigan


The Valparaiso University men’s and women’s track and field teams kicked off the 2016 year on Friday afternoon, competing in the Bob Eubanks Open at Grand Valley State University.


Crusaders Announce 2015-16 Track and Field Schedule


The Valparaiso University track and field squads will host the 2016 Horizon League Outdoor Championships at the Warren G. Hoger Track, one of two home meets for the Crusaders as they announced their 2015-16 schedule today.


Valpo Track and Field Opens Season at GVSU


The Valparaiso University men’s and women’s track and field teams opened their respective 2015-16 indoor campaigns Friday at the GVSU Holiday Open in Allendale, Mich.


15 Crusaders Earn Spring Academic All-League Honors


15 Valparaiso student-athletes earned spots on the Horizon League Spring Academic All-League teams, as announced by the league office this morning. Men’s outdoor track and field had five athletes honored, while baseball, men’s golf and women’s outdoor track and field each had three selections to go with one from men’s tennis.


Getz Closes Out Stellar Career at NCAA East Regional Meet


Valparaiso University men’s track and field senior Jeremy Getz (Colorado Springs, Colo.) closed out a great career competing for the Crusaders at the NCAA East Preliminary Round in Jacksonville, Fla. on Friday, unleashing a toss of 191’10” (58.47m) in his second of three efforts at the javelin throw.


Getz, Drozdowski Qualify for East Preliminary Championships

The record setting and far-throwing senior duo of Jeremy Getz and Sarah Drozdowski will represent the Valparaiso track and field teams at the 2015 NCAA Outdoor East Preliminary Championships in Jacksonville on May 28-30.


Throwers Trio Competes at Gregory Invitational


The throws trio of Jeremy Getz, Andrew Guzek, and Heather Mende all took part of the final day of action at the Gregory Invitational at North Central College.


Valpo Competes at Gregory Invitational


Valpo sent a small group of throwers and jumpers to the Gregory Invitational at North Central College on Thursday.


Crusaders Compete at Grand Valley State

The pole vaulting duo of Justin Zosso and Sarah Peters, along with thrower Justin Smutz, took to the field on Friday at the Grand Valley State 2nd to Last Chance Meet in Allendale, Mich.


Trio of Crusaders Throw at Dr. Keeler Invitational


The throwers trio of Sarah Drozdowski, Jacob Frey and Jacob Smutz took to the field on Thursday at the Dr. Keeler Invitational at North Central College in Naperville, Ill.


Crusaders Close Out League Championship with Best Finish Since Joining League


Jacob Frey and Jacob Smutz each scored in the hammer throw with third and fourth places finishes, respectively, as Valpo finished the Horizon League Outdoor Championship with their best finish since joining the league in 2007.


Zosso, Watson Clear New Heights, Valpo Stays in Second at Horizon League Outdoor Championship

Justin Zosso captured the pole vault title with a new school record while Alexander Watson took second with a new personal best at the Horizon League Outdoor Championship. The Crusaders stayed in second place on day two.


Getz Wins Javelin on Day One of Horizon League Outdoor Championship

Jeremy Getz captured the javelin title on Friday on day one action at the Horizon League Outdoor Championship. The Crusaders finished the day in second place.


Crusaders Ready for Horizon League Outdoor Championship


The Valparaiso men's track and field team will head north to Oakland for the Horizon League Outdoor Championship this weekend. Jeremy Getz and Justin Zosso lead the Horizon League in their respective events. Zosso is the defending champion in the pole vault while Getz is among the top-40 in the nation in the javelin.


Five Crusaders Capture Titles at Inaugural Home Meet


Five Crusaders captured titles and Chris Sosnowski threw the third-farthest discus in school history at the inaugural Crusader Open, the first track meet held at Valpo in 50 years.


Valpo Set to Host Inaugural Crusader Open


The Valparaiso track and field teams will host the first home meet in over 50 years on Saturday at the new Warren G. Hoger Track at Brown Field. Action gets underway at 10:30 CT with throwing events at Eastgate Field. Jumps will start at Hoger Track and 1:00 pm with running events starting 30 minutes later.


Frey, Smutz, Watson set Second-Best All-Time Marks


The trio of Jacob Smutz, Jacob Frey and Alexander Watson all set the second-best mark all-time in their respective events on Saturday at the Illini Twilight.


Eight Crusaders Earn Winter Academic All-League Accolades


Valparaiso University placed eight student-athletes over four sports on the Horizon League’s 2015 Winter Academic All-League Teams, as announced today by the league office. Men's indoor track and field had three student-athletes honored, while men's basketball and women's indoor track and field had two apiece and men's swimming had one as well.


Getz Bests School Record in Tennessee; Crusaders Compete in Michigan


With Crusader athletes in three meets on Saturday, Jeremy Getz bested his record in the javelin throw by over four feet at the Tennessee Relays.


Bloy, Sosnowski set pair of top-five marks at Tennessee Relays


Liz Bloy and Chris Sosnowski set top-five school marks in their respective events (1,500 meter run and discus) at the Tennessee Relays on Friday.


Drozdowski, Sosnowski Set Top-Five Marks at Tennessee Relays


Sarah Drozdowski bettered her second best school mark in the hammer throw by almost six feet and Chris Sosnowski set the fourth farthest hammer throw in school history on Thursday in the first day of the Tennessee Relays.


Trio Leads Valpo at DePauw Invitational


The trio of Jeremy Getz, Jacob Frey, and Justin Zosso all captured titles on Saturday at the DePauw Outdoor Invitational. The Crusaders finished in third with 101 points.


Duplicates Lead Crusaders on Final Day of Raleigh Relays


The "Jacob" duo of Frey and Smutz and the "Sarah" duo of Peters and Drozdowski led the Valpo track and field teams with top-15 finishes on the final day of action at the Raleigh Relays.


Taylor, Bloy Lead Crusaders at Raleigh Relays


Jazmin Taylor won the high jump and Liz Bloy set the third fastest Crusader time in the 1,500 meter run in day one action on Friday at the Raleigh Relays.


Puma Invitational Scratched from Schedule


The Valparaiso track and field teams will not be competing at the Puma Invitational this weekend due to inclement weather in the forecast. Valpo will still be sending athletes to the Raleigh Relays at North Carolina State. Live results and video (paid subscription required) will be available for the relays at ValpoAthletics.com.


Zosso breaks pole vault record at Edmonds Invitational


Justin Zosso set the pole vault record, giving him the top mark in both the indoor and outdoor seasons, on Friday at the Edmonds Invitational.


Getz Wins in Outdoor Opener at USF Invitational


Jeremy Getz captured the javelin throw at the USF Invitational on Friday in the first outdoor meet of the season for the Crusaders in Tampa, Fla.


Smutz, Sosnowski Throw Personal Bests at USF Invitational


Jacob Smutz threw the second farthest hammer throw in school history on Thursday as he won the event, while Chris Sosnowski finished fifth in the hammer.


Owen Sets School Record on Final Day of HL Indoor Championship

Elijah Owen set the school record in the heptathlon as Valpo finished the Horizon League Indoor Track and Field Championship in fourth place with 59 points.


Crusaders Start Hot at Horizon League Indoor Championship

Justin Zosso repeated as the indoor pole vault champion and Brandon Riley set the school record in the 400 meter prelims as the Valpo men's track team finished day one of the Horizon League Indoor Championship in first place.


Crusaders Gear Up for Horizon League Indoor Championships


The Valparaiso men’s track and field team looks to heat up the track this weekend at the Horizon League Indoor Track and Field Championships at Youngstown State.


Valpo Coaches Show: Ryan Moore


Valpo track and field head coach Ryan Moore joined the Valpo Coaches Show to recap the Crusaders indoor season and preview this weekend's Horizon League Championships.


Crusaders Conclude Regular Season at Blue and Orange Open


The Valpo men's track and field team geared up for the Horizon League Indoor Championships with their final tune-up at the Blue and Orange Open on Saturday.


Crusaders Finish Day Two Strong at Fred Wilt Invitational


The Valparaiso men's track and field team finished up action at the Fred Wilt Invitational at Purdue on Saturday.


Crusaders Take Flight at Purdue


Valpo had 11 athletes compete in the Fred Wilt Invitational at Purdue on Friday. Megan Howdeshell (Bourbon, Ind./Triton Junior-Senior) improved her third best mark in Valpo history in the weight throw.


Zosso, Gomez Barrientos Named Athletes of the Month


Valparaiso sophomore men's track and field athlete Justin Zosso (Chesterton, Ind./Chesterton) and freshman women's swimmer Dani Gomez Barrientos (Mexico City, Mexico/Grandview [Fla.] Prep) have been named the athletic department’s Student-Athletes of the Month for January.


Zosso Named HL Athlete of the Week after Record Weekend


Justin Zosso was named the Horizon League Men's Athlete of the Week on Tuesday, the league announced. Zosso bested his own top mark in the pole vault at Notre Dame on Friday by 13 inches as he won his fifth title in six meets.


Valpo takes second at Windy City Invitational


Jacob Smutz, Jacob Frey and Andrew Guzek set the second, third and fourth best marks in Valpo history in the weight throw at the Windy City Invitational on Saturday. The Crusaders finished in second as a team.


Zosso demolishes Crusader record at Meyo Invitational


Sophomore Justin Zosso broke his own Crusader record in the pole vault by 13 inches on Friday at the prestigious Meyo Invitational.


Zosso, Watson, lead Crusaders at Findlay Open


Justin Zosso won his fourth pole vault title in five meets and Alexander Watson set the third best Valpo mark ever in the event at the Findlay Open.


Crusader Men Pick up Four Wins at IPFW Duals


The Crusader men went 4-0 at the IPFW Duals as three individuals took home four titles. Justin Zosso set a meet record in the pole vault (4.40m/14-5.25).


Zosso Sets New Standard at Mike Lints Alumni Open


Justin Zosso bested his own program record in the pole vault by two inches on Friday to lead the Crusaders at the Mike Lints Alumni Open.


Five Athletes Capture Titles at Lewis Open


The Crusaders track and field teams returned to indoor competition today at the Lewis Open. Five athletes took home top honors in their first meet of 2015.


Seven Crusaders Claim Titles at Mastodon Open


The Valpo track and field teams opened their indoor seasons at the Mastodon Open today. Seven Crusaders claimed individual titles


Track and Field Opens Season with Mastodon Open


Valpo begins their indoor season on Saturday when they travel to Fort Wayne, Ind. for the Mastodon Open. The Crusaders return four Horizon League champions from last year.


Track Announces Indoor and Outdoor Schedules


Head coach Ryan Moore announced the schedules for the track and field teams on Tuesday, including the first-ever home meet on April 25 at Warren G. Hoger Track.


Track and Field to Host Shot Put Clinic


Head coach Ryan Moore announced a shot put clinic will he held at Valparaiso University on Dec. 7. Olympian and Crusader assistant coach Tom Pukstys will coordinate the clinic.


Hoger Track Dedicated Saturday Afternoon


In front of a large Homecoming crowd, the Warren G. Hoger Track was officially dedicated at Brown Field during halftime of Saturday's football game.


15 Crusaders Score HL All-Academic Spring Honors


Fifteen student-athletes across five sports were recognized by the league office Wednesday. Men's golf led the way for Valpo with four representatives, while baseball, and men's and women's outdoor track and field each boasted three.


Ryan Moore Joins the Valpo Coaches Show


Head track and field coach Ryan Moore sat down with Brad Collignon to reflect on Valpo's success at the recent Horizon League Championships, discuss his team's future, and how the University will benefit from the new track.


Getz Places Fifth in Javelin at Dr. Keeler Invitation

Junior Jeremy Getz (Colorado Springs, Colo.) placed fifth in the javelin on Friday at the Dr. Keeler Invitational in Naperville, Ill.


Crusaders Compete at Dr. Keeler Invitational

On Thursday, the Valparaiso men’s and women’s track teams sent a limited squad to compete in the Dr. Keeler Invitational at North Central College. Megan Howdeshell (Bourbon, Ind./Triton Junior-Senior) and Jacob Smutz (West Lafayette, Ind./Harrison) led the group with a pair of fourth-place finishes.


Valpo Begins Construction on New Track and Field Facility

Construction has begun on Valparaiso University’s new track and field facility, as Valpo breaks ground on the eight-lane Warren G. Hoger Track at Brown Field, part of a wholesale reevaluation of the campus’ athletics and recreation facilities as outlined in the Campus Master Plan.


Crusader Men Finish Final Day of HL Outdoor Championships

Valparaiso’s 4x400-meter relay team set a new program record in the event at the final day of the Horizon League Outdoor Championships. The relay team consisting of Antwon Hatchett , Joe Holy , Kurtis Slenk , and Andrew Butts clocked in at 3:22.05. The record-breaking time was good for fourth-place.


Zosso Wins Pole Vault Title at HL Outdoor Championships

At day two of the Horizon League Championships in Youngstown, Ohio, Justin Zosso (Chesterton, Ind./Chesterton) led the Crusader men with a first-place finish in the pole vault. Zosso was crowned champion after clearing 14’6” in his first attempt at the height. Zozzo’s winning mark was the third-best height in program history.


Getz Takes Third in Javelin at Horizon League Outdoor Championships

Jeremy Getz (Colorado Springs, Colo.) led the Crusader men at day one of the Horizon League Outdoor Championships with a third-place finish in the javelin. Getz, who has been dealing with an injury all season long, threw for a personal season-best of 181’0” in the final - missing second-place by just three inches.


Hatchett, Frey, Getz Lead Crusader Men at Redhawk Invitational

On Saturday, the Crusader men traveled to Miami (Ohio) University to compete in the Redhawk Invitational; the team’s last chance to prepare for the Horizon League Outdoor Championships. Valparaiso took advantage of its opportunity, posting three third-place finishes and season-bests in nearly every event.


Crusader Men Finish Second at DePaul Relays

On Saturday, the Crusader men traveled to Chicago, Ill. to compete in the DePaul Relays. Valparaiso finished second overall with 191 total points. Antwon Hatchett and Jacob Frey led the Crusaders with first-place finishes in their respective events.


Crusader Men Finish Sixth at Chicagoland Championships

With third-place performances from Antwon Hatchett and Justin Zosso, the Crusader men finished the Chicagoland Championships in sixth-place with 48 total points. Twenty teams competed at the Championships.


Crusader Men Post Two Top-Three Finishes at Chicagoland Championships

The Crusader men’s track and field team finished the first day of the Chicagoland Championships in fifth-place with 20 points scored in eight events. Kevin Adamik and Jacob Smutz each posted top-three finishes for Valparaiso, taking second and third in their respective events.


Seven Crusaders Earn Winter Academic All-League Honors

Seven Valparaiso student-athletes earned spots on the Horizon League Winter Academic All-League teams, as announced by the league office this afternoon.


Owen, Zosso Lead Crusader Men at DePauw

On Saturday, the Crusader men traveled to Greencastle, Ind. to compete in the DePauw Invitational. Valparaiso saw nine athletes collect top ten finishes, with Elijah Owen and Justin Zosso leading the way with third and fourth-place finishes, respectively.


Taylor, Getz Secure Top Ten Finishes at Stanford

On Friday, several members from both the men’s and women’s Valparaiso track & field teams competed in the 30th Annual Stanford Invitational in Stanford, Calif. With entries from over 100 colleges, the meet will see roughly 3,000 athletes competing over the two day span. On day one, Jazmin Taylor and Jeremy Getz each captured top ten finishes for the Crusaders.


Crusaders Return from North Park with Two Top Finishers

In a last minute schedule change, the Crusaders sent a select group of athletes from both the men’s and women’s track & field teams to the North Park Invitational in Chicago, Ill. on Saturday.


Weather Cancels Purdue Invite; Crusaders Head to North Park

The Crusader men’s and women’s track & field team were scheduled to compete at the Purdue Invitational over the weekend. That meet has been canceled, however, due to unfavorable weather conditions. Valparaiso will instead send a select group of athletes to North Park University.


Trio of Crusaders Collect HL Weekly Honors

A trio of Crusaders collected Horizon League Outdoor Track & Field Honors on Tuesday. Jacob Frey and Jazmin Taylor were selected as Field Athletes of the week, while Elizabeth Bloy was named Runner of the Week.


The Crusaders Claim Five First-Place Finishers at Puma Invite

Adam Bruno, Mark Pinnow, Jeremy Getz, Justin Zosso, and Jacob Frey each captured first-place finishes for the Crusader men on Saturday at the Puma Invitational in Rensselaer, Ind.


Crusader Men Finish Sixth at HL Indoor Championships

On the final day of the Horizon League Championships, the Crusader men secured several top-ten finishes. Valparaiso finished the meet in sixth-place with 30 total points.


Zosso Finishes First at Day One of the HL Indoor Championships

At day one of the Horizon League Indoor Championships, Justin Zosso (Chesterton, Ind./Chesterton) broke his own school record on his way to winning his first individual championship in the pole vault.


Hatchett, Carow, Crum, and Brooks Lead Crusaders at GVSU-Tune Up

While competing at the GVSU Tune-Up on Friday, Valparaiso’s ‘A’ and ‘B’ 4x400-meter relay teams took first and third respectively.


Crusader Men Record Seven Top-Ten Finishes at Purdue

The Crusader men recorded seven top-ten finishes at the 2014 Fred Wilt Invitational at Purdue University on Saturday.


Crusaders Post Three First-Place Finishers at Windy City Invitational

On Friday, Jacob Frey and Jacob Smutz saw action at the Meyo Invitational, held at the University of Notre Dame. Valparaiso also took part in the Windy City Invitational on Saturday. The Crusaders were able to post three first-place and several top-five finishes at the meet.


Moore Adds to Track & Field Schedule

Valparaiso track & field head coach Ryan Moore announced earlier this week that an additional meet would be added to the Crusaders Spring schedule.


Crusader Men Find Success at the Mastodon Invitational

After two weeks off, the Crusader men returned to action on Saturday to take part in the Mastodon Invitational in Fort Wayne, Ind. Despite the extended lay off, the Crusader men found plenty of success on Saturday, capturing a season high of four first-place finishes.


Inclement Travel Conditions Keep Crusaders from IPFW Duals

Both the men’s and women’s track & field team were forced to miss the IPFW duals due to inclement travel conditions. Rather than travel in unsafe conditions, both teams stayed in Valparaiso. The meet continued as scheduled.


Crusader Men Compete at the GVSU Invitational

On Friday, the Valparaiso men’s track & field team traveled to Allendale, Mich. to compete at the GVSU Invitational. In a field of twenty teams and over 800 total athletes, the Crusaders were able to finish in thirteenth place overall.


Crusader Men Return to Competition at the Hillsdale Winter Opener

The Crusader men’s track & field team returned to competition this weekend, traveling to Hillsdale, Mich. to take part in the Hillsdale Winter Opener. The Crusaders boasted several top five finishers at the event. Valparaiso’s performance was highlighted by Junior Kevin Adamik who took second overall in the 400m hurdlers, finishing with a time of 1:01.12.


Crusader Men Open Indoor Season on Saturday

The Valparaiso men’s track and field team opened the 2013-2014 indoor season on Saturday at the Mastodon Opener in Fort Wayne, Ind., earning one victory and several top-ten finishes.


Overbo Promoted to Associate Head Coach

Valparaiso Track & Field head coach Ryan Moore has announced that current assistant coach James Overbo has been promoted to the program’s associate head coach position. Overbo has spent the last five seasons as an assistant coach for the men’s and women’s track & field teams.


Crusader Track & Field Schedule Released

Earlier this week, Valparaiso track & field head coach Ryan Moore announced the Crusaders’ schedule for the upcoming 2013-2014 season.


Moore Adds to Coaching Staff

Valparaiso Track & Field head coach Ryan Moore has announced three new additions to his coaching staff. Patrick Heckroth, Dillion McBride, and Ross Bunchek join the Valparaiso Track & Field program as assistant coaches for the 2013-14 season. The trio solidifies an already talented staff consisting of James Overbo and Mike Straubel.


19 Crusaders Earn Academic All-League Recognition

Valparaiso placed 19 student-athletes over seven sports on the Horizon League's 2013 Spring Academic All-League Teams, as announced by the league office. The 19 honorees tied for the most from any league institution.


Getz competes at NCAA East Regional Championships

Sophomore Jeremy Getz (Colorado Springs, Colo.) participated in the javelin throw at the NCAA East Regional Championships in Greensboro, N.C. on Friday.


Getz qualifies for NCAA East Regional Championship

Sophomore Jeremy Getz (Colorado Springs, Colo.) has qualified for the NCAA East Regional Championship in the javelin throw.


Rixon places sixth at Dr. Keeler Invitational

Senior Andrew Rixon (Deerfield, Ill./Deerfield) took sixth in the javelin throw at Friday’s Dr. Keeler Invitational in Naperville, Ill.


Frey wins discus title at HL Outdoor Men’s Championships

Sophomore Jacob Frey (St. Paul, Minn./Roseville Area) finished first in the discus throw to lead the Valparaiso men’s track and field team at the final day of Horizon League Outdoor Championships on Sunday in Ypsilanti, Mich.


Valpo men fifth after day two of HL Outdoor Championships

Sophomore Jeremy Getz (Colorado Springs, Colo.) finished first in the javelin throw on Saturday to lead the Valparaiso men’s track and field team at the Horizon League Outdoor Championships in Ypsilanti, Mich.


Valpo men begin competition at HL Outdoor Track and Field Championships

Sophomore Jacob Frey (St. Paul, Minn./Roseville Area), senior Andrew Rixon (Deerfield, Ill./Deerfield) and senior Ryan Stegenga (South Holland, Ill./Illiana Christian) all placed in the top-eight of the hammer throw to lead the Valparaiso men’s track and field team on Friday at the first day of the Horizon League Outdoor Men’s Track and Field Championships in Ypsilanti, Mich.


Crusader men take third at Redhawk Invitational

The Valparaiso men’s track and field team finished third at Saturday’s Redhawk Invitational in Oxford, Ohio, the final meet before the Horizon League Championship next weekend.


Nine Crusaders Earn Academic All-League Recognition

Valparaiso placed nine student-athletes over six sports on the Horizon League's 2012-13 Winter Academic All-League Teams, as announced by the league office today.


Valpo men post seven top-five finishes at Rankin Invitational

Senior Wally Bradford (Mukwonago, Wis./Mukwonago) posted two top-five finishes for the Valparaiso men’s track team at Saturday’s Dave Rankin Invitational in West Lafayette, Ind.


Weather forces schedule changes for Valpo track

Inclement weather in Wisconsin has caused the Valparaiso track and field teams to make a schedule change for this weekend’s competition.


Crusader men compete at Eagle Invitational on Saturday

Freshman Elijah Owen (LaPorte, Ind./LaPorte) recorded three top-eight finishes at Saturday’s Eagle Invitational in Lisle, Ill. to pace the Valparaiso men’s track and field team.


Valpo men compete at Duke Invitational and Chicagoland Championships

The Valparaiso men’s track teams finished up competition on Saturday at both the Duke Invitational in Durham, N.C. and the Chicagoland Championships in Romeoville, Ill.


Crusaders post high marks at Duke Invite, Chicagoland Championships

Sophomore Jeremy Getz (Colorado Springs, Colo.) placed third in the javelin throw to lead the Valparaiso men’s track team at the Duke Invitational on Friday in Durham, N.C.


Frey, Adamik lead Crusader men at Puma Invitational

Sophomores Jacob Frey (St. Paul, Minn./Roseville Area) and Kevin Adamik (Elmhurst, Ill./York Community) were each double-winners for the Valparaiso men’s track and field team at the Puma Invitational in Rensselaer, Ind. on Saturday.


Valpo track makes schedule changes

The Valparaiso men’s and women’s track teams have altered their meet schedule for the next two weeks.


Valpo men record seven wins at Edmonds Invite

The Valparaiso men’s track and field team started the outdoor season off on the right foot by having seven first place finishes at the Gene and Rose Edmonds Invitational held in Rensselaer, Ind. on Saturday afternoon.


Valpo men finish sixth at HL Indoor Championships

The 4x400-meter relay team and Elijah Owen (LaPorte, Ind./LaPorte) each recorded sixth-place finishes at the Horizon League Indoor Championships at the Watson and Tressel Training Site in Youngstown, Ohio on Sunday afternoon.


Crusader men sit in sixth after first day of Horizon League Indoor Championships

Barrett Rehm (Watertown, Wis./Watertown), Jacob Frey (St. Paul, Minn./Roseville Area) and the distance medley relay team each recorded sixth-place finishes to lead the Valparaiso men’s track and field team at the first day of the Horizon League Indoor Championships at the Watson and Tressel Training Site in Youngstown, Ohio on Saturday.


Crusader men record 10 top-10 finishes at Boilermaker Invite

The Valparaiso men’s track team recorded 10 top-10 finishes at the Boilermaker Invitational in West Lafayette, Ind. on Saturday.


Kowaleski leads Crusaders at Chicagoland Championships

Nick Kowaleski (Lockbourne, Ohio/Grove City) ran a season-best in the 60-meter dash to place third and lead the Crusader men’s track team at the Chicagoland Championships in Naperville, Ill.


Henderson to Be Inducted Into Valpo Hall of Fame

The first African-American to compete in intercollegiate athletics at Valparaiso University, Floyd Henderson was a trailblazer in the Crusaders' athletic department, and on Saturday, February 16, he will be inducted into the Valparaiso University Athletics Hall of Fame.


Bradford, Rehm record season-best for Valpo men at Meyo, YSU

Wally Bradford (Mukwonago, Wis./Mukwonago) set a season-best in the one-mile run at the Meyo Invitational in South Bend, Ind., while Barrett Rehm (Watertown, Wis./Watertown) tied a season-best in the pole vault at the YSU National Invitational in Youngstown, Ohio for the Valparaiso men’s track teams on Saturday.


Freshmen lead Valpo men at YSU Mid-Major Invitational

Freshmen Antwon Hatchett (Indianapolis, Ind./Warren Central) and Alex Ahlgrim (Manhatten, Ill./Lincoln Way Central) led the Crusader men’s track and field team on day one of the YSU Mid-Major Invitational in Youngstown, Ohio.


Crusader men take two of three at IPFW Quadrangular

Barrett Rehm (Watertown, Wis./Watertown) won the pole vault, and Nick Kowaleski (Lockbourne, Ohio/Grove City) and Elijah Owen (LaPorte, Ind./LaPorte) each took two top-three finishes to lead the Valparaiso men’s track team to a pair of dual meet wins at the IPFW Quadrangular in Fort Wayne, Ind.


Kowaleski, Bradford lead Valpo men at Mike Lints Alumni Open

Nick Kowaleski (Lockbourne, Ohio/Grove City) and Wally Bradford (Mukwonago, Wis./Mukwonago) each recorded a top-three finish to lead the Crusader men’s track team at the Mike Lints Alumni Open at Grand Valley State University.


Bradford named HL Male Runner of the Week

Valparaiso senior Wally Bradford (Mukwonago, Wis./Mukwonago) was named Horizon League Male Runner of the Week for his efforts at the Bob Eubanks Open.


Bradford’s win leads Valpo men at Bob Eubanks Open

Wally Bradford (Mukwonago, Wis./Mukwonago) earned his first victory of the season and the Valparaiso men’s track team recorded five top-10 finishes at the Bob Eubanks Open held at Grand Valley State on Friday.


Rixon Named HL Male Field Athlete of the Week

Valparaiso senior Andrew Rixon (Deerfield, Ill./Deerfield) has been named the Horizon League's Male Field Athlete of the Week after his performance in a pair of events last weekend in the season opener at IPFW.


Crusader Men Earn Four Wins on Saturday

The Valparaiso men's track and field team earned four event victories as it opened the 2012-2013 indoor season on Saturday in Fort Wayne, Ind. at the Mastodon Opener.


Crusader Track and Field 2012-2013 Schedule Released

Valparaiso track and field head coach Ryan Moore announced today the Crusaders' schedule for the upcoming 2012-2013 campaign.


Five Represent Valpo On Track and Field Academic All-League Teams

Five athletes represented the Valparaiso track and field squads as the Academic All-Horizon League teams for the outdoor season were announced. Claire Johnson (Eden Prairie, Minn./Eden Prairie) was named to the women's squad, while Wally Bradford (Mukwonago, Wis./Mukwonago), Nick Fagan (Sycamore, Ill./Sycamore), Chris Hovan (Elkhart, Ind./Elkhart Christian) and Andrew Rixon (Deerfield, Ill./Deerfield) all were selected to the men's team.


Smith Competes at NCAA East Preliminary Round

Valparaiso sophomore sprinter Julian Smith (Chicago, Ill./Brother Rice) brought the Crusaders' 2012 outdoor track and field season to an end on Thursday, as he competed in the 100m dash at the NCAA East Preliminary Round in Jacksonville, Fla.


Valpo's Smith to Compete at NCAA East Regional

Valparaiso sophomore sprinter Julian Smith (Chicago, Ill./Brother Rice) will be one of 48 participants in the 100m dash at the NCAA East Preliminary Round in Jacksonville, Fla. this coming Thursday, as he was added to the entry list on Monday afternoon by the NCAA.


Smith Named Most Outstanding Male Track Performer of Outdoor Championships

Valparaiso sophomore Julian Smith (Chicago, Ill./Brother Rice) has been named the Most Outstanding Male Track Performer of the 2012 Horizon League Outdoor Track and Field Championships after winning a pair of sprints, including one record-setting performance.


Pair of Crusaders Compete at Georgia Tech Invitational

Valparaiso sprinters Julian Smith (Chicago, Ill./Brother Rice) and Nick Kowaleski (Lockbourne, Ohio/Grove City) competed this weekend in the 100m and 200m dashes at the Georgia Tech Invitational in Atlanta, Ga.


Kowaleski, Smith Compete at Georgia Tech

Valparaiso sent a pair of runners to the Georgia Tech Invitational in Atlanta, Ga., as both Julian Smith (Chicago, Ill./Brother Rice) and Nick Kowaleski (Lockbourne, Ohio/Grove City) competed Friday evening in the preliminary heats of the 100m dash.


Smith Wins Pair of Events as Valpo Men Finish Fifth at HL Outdoors

Both sophomore Julian Smith (Chicago, Ill./Brother Rice) and freshman Nick Kowaleski (Lockbourne, Ohio/Grove City) broke the meet record in the 100m dash, while Smith also won the 200m dash as the Valparaiso men’s track and field team concluded the 2012 Horizon League Outdoor Championships in Milwaukee, Wis. on Sunday in fifth place.


Valpo Men Compete On Day Two of League Outdoor Meet

A fifth-place finish by senior Bill Rixon (Deerfield, Ill./Deerfield) paced the Valparaiso men’s track and field team on Saturday, while the Crusaders qualified a total of five runners into Sunday’s event finals as they competed on day two at the 2012 Horizon League Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Milwaukee, Wis.


Crusader Men Third After Day One of Outdoor HL Championships

Led by a second-place effort from freshman Jeremy Getz in the javelin throw, the Valparaiso men’s track and field team sits in third place after the first day of action at the 2012 Horizon League Outdoor Championships in Milwaukee, Wis.


Smith Earns Horizon League Track Athlete of the Week Honors

Valparaiso sophomore Julian Smith (Chicago, Ill./Brother Rice) has been named the Horizon League Male Track Athlete of the Week after winning the 100m dash for the fifth time in as many meets during the 2012 outdoor season.


Valpo Men Tune Up for HL Championships at Purdue

Senior Bill Rixon (Deerfield, Ill./Deerfield) unleashed Valpo’s second-best toss in program history in the hammer throw as the Valparaiso men’s track and field squad completed its final tuneup for the Horizon League Championships this weekend at the Purdue Open in West Lafayette, Ind.


Valpo Track and Field Places Four on Academic All-League Team

The Valparaiso track and field program had four athletes named to the Horizon League’s Indoor Track and Field Academic All-League Team, as announced today by the league office. Sophomore Claire Johnson (Eden Prairie, Minn./Eden Prairie) represented the Valpo women’s squad, while redshirt junior Chris Hovan (Elkhart, Ind./Elkhart Christian), junior Joe Johnson (Darien, Ill./Downers Grove South) and junior Andrew Rixon (Deerfield, Ill./Deerfield) earned spots on the men’s team.


Record Performance Highlights Valpo Men at Al Owens Classic

A new school record in the 100m dash from sophomore Julian Smith (Chicago, Ill./Brother Rice) highlighted the Valparaiso men’s track and field team’s performances this weekend at the Al Owens Classic in Allendale, Mich., hosted by Grand Valley State University.


Five Top-Five All-Time Efforts Highlight Meet for Crusader Men

The Valparaiso men's track and field team posted five efforts among the top-five in Crusader history on the track on Saturday as the Crusaders finished in third place at the Eagle Invitational in Lisle, Ill.


Valpo Men Place Third at DePauw

The Valparaiso men's track and field team continued the 2012 outdoor campaign on Saturday at the DePauw Invitational in Greencastle, Ind., finishing the meet in third place.


Crusaders Capture Three Event Victories at Purdue

Three event victories highlighted the opening meet of the Valparaiso men's track and field 2012 outdoor season, as the Crusaders competed this weekend at the Mike Poehlein Invitational in West Lafayette, Ind., hosted by Purdue.


Smith Sets New Record To Lead Crusader Men at HL Meet

Sophomore Julian Smith (Chicago, Ill./Brother Rice) broke his own school record in the 200m dash en route to the event victory Sunday, leading the Valparaiso men’s squad as it placed sixth at the 2012 Horizon League Indoor Track and Field Championships in Youngstown, Ohio.


Valpo Men Open 2012 HL Indoor Championships

The Valparaiso men’s track and field team sits in seventh place after the first day of competition at the 2012 Horizon League Indoor Track and Field Championships in Youngstown, Ohio.


Crusader Men Complete Final Tuneup for HL Indoor Championships

Led by a victory by sophomore Julian Smith (Chicago, Ill./Brother Rice) in the 60m dash, the Valparaiso men's track and field team competed in its final meet before the league championship meet on Saturday, taking part in the Boilermaker Invitational in West Lafayette, Ind.


Valpo Men Move Onto All-Time Charts Saturday at GVSU Big Meet

After Friday saw two Crusaders move up the program’s all-time charts in their respective events, Saturday saw three different Valparaiso men’s track and field athletes and a relay post top-five marks in program history as the Crusaders closed out action at the GVSU Big Meet in Allendale, Mich.


Crusaders Open GVSU Big Meet Friday

Kevin Adamik (Elmhurst, Ill./York Community) and Nick Fagan (Sycamore, Ill./Sycamore) both moved up Valpo’s all-time top-fives in their respective events, while Julian Smith (Chicago, Ill./Brother Rice) posted a pair of top-six finishes in invite-only events Friday evening as the Valparaiso men’s track and field team opened competition at the GVSU Big Meet in Allendale, Mich.


Two School Records By Smith Highlight Valpo Men’s Weekend

Sophomore Julian Smith (Chicago, Ill./Brother Rice) lowered two of his school records in the 60m and 200m dashes on Saturday at the Meyo Invitational in Notre Dame, Ind. to highlight the Valparaiso men’s track and field team’s weekend. A number of Crusaders competed at Notre Dame, while the majority of the squad competed at the Mastodon Invitational in Fort Wayne, Ind.


Crusader Men Earn Six Victories at IPFW Quadrangular

Four different athletes combined for six event victories as the Valparaiso men's track and field team continued the 2012 indoor season Saturday at the IPFW Quadrangular in Fort Wayne, Ind., facing off against Oakland and Detroit in addition to the host Mastodons.


Crusader Men Place Fourth at Wisconsin

The Valparaiso men's track and field team totaled six top-five finishes en route to a fourth-place finish at the Wisconsin Invitational on Saturday afternoon.


Smith Named HL Male Track Athlete of the Week

After running to a pair of second-place finishes at last weekend’s Bob Eubanks Open, Valparaiso sophomore sprinter Julian Smith (Chicago, Ill./Brother Rice) was named the Horizon League Male Track Athlete of the Week, his second career weekly honor from the league office.


Pair of Seconds From Smith Lead Valpo Friday

Sophomore Julian Smith (Chicago, Ill./Brother Rice) registered a pair of second-place finishes to lead the Valparaiso men’s track and field team as the Crusaders took to the track for the first time in 2012 at the Bob Eubanks Open in Allendale, Mich. on Friday, hosted by Grand Valley State.


Valpo Picks Up Four Event Victories at Mastodon Opener

Four different Crusaders picked up event victories on Saturday as the Valparaiso men’s track and field squad opened the indoor season at the Mastodon Opener in Fort Wayne, Ind.


Crusaders Announce Track Schedule For Upcoming Season

Valparaiso men’s and women’s track and field head coach Ryan Moore announced today the indoor and outdoor schedules for the Crusaders’ 2011-2012 season.


Five Men's Track and Field Athletes Earn HL Academic Honor

The Valparaiso men's track and field squad tied for league-high honors by placing five athletes on the Horizon League Men's Outdoor Track and Field Academic All-League Team.


Valpo to Offer Hammer Throw Clinic

Valparaiso track and field head coach Ryan Moore and the Crusaders will be hosting a Hammer Skills and Drills one-day clinic on Friday, August 19 for youths in grades 7-12.


Mickens, Schubert Earn Academic All-District Honors

Valparaiso seniors Jarrett Mickens (Aurora, Ill./Waubonsie Valley) and Steve Schubert (Naperville, Ill./Benet Academy) both earned spots on the Capital One Academic All-District V First Team for men's track and field/cross country, as announced by CoSIDA Thursday morning. With the honors, both Mickens and Schubert are eligible for consideration for Academic All-American accolades.


Mickens Concludes Career Thursday at NCAA East Prelim Round

Valparaiso senior Jarrett Mickens (Aurora, Ill./Waubonsie Valley) brought the Crusaders' 2011 outdoor season to an end Thursday, as well as his decorated career in a Crusader uniform, as he placed 27th in the long jump at the NCAA East Preliminary Round in Bloomington, Ind.


Mickens Completes Final NCAA Tuneup Friday

Valparaiso senior Jarrett Mickens (Aurora, Ill./Waubonsie Valley) completed his final tuneup for the NCAA East Preliminary Round on Friday evening, posting his second-best effort of the season in the long jump at the Gregory Invitational in Naperville, Ill., hosted by North Central College.


Mickens Earns Spot in NCAA East Preliminary Round

Senior Jarrett Mickens (Aurora, Ill./Waubonsie Valley) learned Wednesday that he will represent Valparaiso in the long jump at the NCAA East Preliminary Round in Bloomington, Ind. on Thursday, May 26 as the NCAA released the entrants for the two preliminary round sites today.


Mickens, Smith Compete Saturday at Chicago Penultimate

Senior Jarrett Mickens (Aurora, Ill./Waubonsie Valley) took top honors in the long jump Saturday, while freshman Julian Smith (Chicago, Ill./Brother Rice) also competed in the 100m dash as the duo represented Valparaiso at the Chicago Penultimate meet in Chicago, Ill.


Smith Named Running Newcomer of the Year As Crusader Men Close League Meet

A pair of podium finishes by freshman Julian Smith (Chicago, Ill./Brother Rice) earned him Male Running Newcomer of the Year honors as the Valparaiso men's track and field team completed the 2011 Horizon League Outdoor Championships in Indianapolis, Ind. in seventh place.


Valpo Fourth After Two Days of HL Outdoor Championships

The Valparaiso men's track and field team sits in fourth place after the second of three days of action on Saturday at the 2011 Horizon League Outdoor Championships in Indianapolis, Ind.


Rixon Leads Valpo on First Day of HL Outdoor Championships

Junior Bill Rixon (Deerfield, Ill./Deerfield) picked up a sixth-place finish in the discus throw on Friday, leading the Valparaiso men's track and field team on the first of three days of action at the 2011 Horizon League Outdoor Championships in Indianapolis, Ind.


Make It Five: Mickens Honored Again by Horizon League

Valparaiso senior Jarrett Mickens (Aurora, Ill./Waubonsie Valley) was named the Horizon League Male Field Athlete of the Week for the fifth time this year and the seventh time in his career after breaking his own school record in the long jump last weekend at the Stan Lyons Invitational.


Mickens Takes Long Jump to Lead Crusader Men at Stan Lyons Invite

Senior Jarrett Mickens (Aurora, Ill./Waubonsie Valley) surpassed his own school record en route to winning the long jump Saturday as the Valparaiso men's track and field squad competed at the Stan Lyons Invitational in Indianapolis, Ind.


Pair of Event Wins Highlight Crusader Men's Action at Anderson Invite

Senior Jarrett Mickens (Aurora, Ill./Waubonsie Valley) earned his third event victory of the year in the long jump, while sophomore Charlie Walesa (Chicago, Ill./Luther North) captured the long jump Thursday as a portion of the Valparaiso men's track and field team competed at the Anderson Invitational in Anderson, Ind.


Crusader Men Place Four on Academic All-League Squad

Valparaiso placed a league-best four student-athletes on the Horizon League Men's Indoor Track and Field Academic All-League team, as announced by the league office.


Julian Smith Named ‘The People's Choice' on HLN

Valparaiso freshman sprinter Julian Smith (Chicago, Ill./Brother Rice) was voted ‘The People's Choice' on the Horizon League Network after being named the league's Male Runner of the Week on April 12. Smith is currently spotlighted in the latest edition of ‘The People's Choice' on the league website via phone interview.


Mickens, Hartenberger Earn Event Wins Saturday for Crusader Men

Seniors Jarrett Mickens (Aurora, Ill./Waubonsie Valley) and Joel Hartenberger (Albuquerque, N.M./Sandia) each won events for the Valparaiso men's track and field team, while the Crusaders' 4x400m relay also took first place as Valpo competed at the Dave Rankin Invitational in West Lafayette, Ind.


Mickens, Smith Sweep HL Athlete of the Week Accolades

Valparaiso senior Jarrett Mickens (Aurora, Ill./Waubonsie Valley) and freshman Julian Smith (Chicago, Ill./Brother Rice) swept the Horizon League weekly awards, as they were named Male Field and Track Athlete of the Week, respectively, for their performances at the Chicagoland Championships last weekend.


Mickens Sets New Record, Smith Also Wins Event Saturday

Senior Jarrett Mickens (Aurora, Ill./Waubonsie Valley) set a new program record en route to victory in the long jump, while freshman Julian Smith (Chicago, Ill./Brother Rice) took the win in the 200m dash Saturday as the Valparaiso men's track and field team continued the 2011 outdoor campaign with a sixth-place finish at the Chicagoland Championships in Chicago, Ill.


Crusaders Compete Saturday at Purdue

Five different Crusaders posted top-ten finishes as the Valparaiso men's track and field team competed at its second outdoor meet of the season Saturday, making the short trip down I-65 to West Lafayette to compete in the Mike Poehlein Invitational, hosted by Purdue.


Bradford, Drozdowski Earn HL Track and Field Weekly Honors

Valparaiso sophomore Wally Bradford (Mukwonago, Wis./Mukwonago) was named the Horizon League Male Track Athlete of the Week, while freshman Sarah Drozdowski (Roselle, Ill./Lake Park) earned Female Field Athlete of the Week accolades for their respective performances at the Polar Bear Invitational last weekend.


Valpo Opens Outdoor Campaign Saturday at Indiana Wesleyan

The Valparaiso men's track and field squad opened the 2011 outdoor campaign Saturday afternoon at the Polar Bear Invitational in Marion, Ind., hosted by Indiana Wesleyan University, with a solid showing, highlighted by a pair of individual event victories.


Mickens, Smith Earn HL Honors On Final Day of Indoor Championships

Senior Jarrett Mickens was named the Horizon League's Most Outstanding Field Performer, while freshman Julian Smith was named Running Newcomer of the Year as both lowered their own school records on Sunday to lead Valparaiso in the final day of action at the league's Indoor Track and Field Championships in Geneva, Ohio.


Mickens, Smith Break Records Saturday at HL Indoor Championships

Senior Jarrett Mickens (Aurora, Ill./Waubonsie Valley) bettered his own school record en route to winning the long jump Saturday, while freshman Julian Smith (Chicago, Ill./Brother Rice) established a new standard in the 200m dash as the Valparaiso men's track and field team competed on day one of the 2011 Horizon League Indoor Championships in Geneva, Ohio.


Mickens Named HL Male Scholar-Athlete of the Month

Senior Jarrett Mickens (Aurora, Ill./Waubonsie Valley) has been named the Horizon League Male Scholar-Athlete for the month of January for his stellar work both in competition and in the classroom.


Smith Sets New School Record Saturday at Purdue

Freshman Julian Smith (Chicago, Ill./Brother Rice) set a new program record in the 60m dash on Saturday as the Valparaiso men's track and field team completed its final preparations for next week's league championship meet by competing at the Boilermaker Invitational in West Lafayette, Ind.


Mickens Earns Third HL Weekly Honor of the Season

For the third time this year, senior Jarrett Mickens (Aurora, Ill./Waubonsie Valley) has been honored by the Horizon League as its Male Field Athlete of the Week.


Hall of Fame to Induct Dennis Murray on Saturday

One of the top runners ever at Valparaiso, Dennis Murray held seven school records on the oval during his career with the Crusaders, and, on Saturday, February 19 he will be inducted into the Valparaiso University Athletics Hall of Fame.


Mickens Stands Out For Crusader Men at GVSU

Senior Jarrett Mickens (Aurora, Ill./Waubonsie Valley) won the triple jump for the third time in five meets this season and also posted a podium finish in the long jump to lead the Valparaiso men's track and field team as it competed at the GVSU Big Meet in Allendale, Mich. on Saturday.


Crusaders Compete at Meyo Invitational

A number of Valparaiso track and field athletes represented the Crusaders Friday and Saturday at the Meyo Invitational in Notre Dame, Ind, led by freshman Julian Smith (Chicago, Ill./Brother Rice) moving into second on Valpo's all-time chart in the 60m dash.


Another Record for Mickens as Valpo Places Third at Tadd Metzger Invitational

Senior Jarrett Mickens (Aurora, Ill./Waubonsie Valley) demolished the school record in the long jump, while freshman Julian Smith (Chicago, Ill./Lincoln Park) won the 200m dash as the Valparaiso men's track and field squad finished third Friday at the Tadd Metzger Invitational in Kenosha, Wis.


Four Valpo Athletes Register Top-Tens Saturday

The Valparaiso men's track and field team posted four top-ten finishes on Saturday, including two by freshmen, as they competed at the Simmons-Harvey Invitational in Ann Arbor, Mich., hosted by the University of Michigan.


Valpo to Host Sprints/Hurdles Clinic

Valparaiso assistant track and field coach Katie LaValley will be holding a sprints/hurdles clinic for middle school age athletes and up at the Athletics-Recreation Center on Sunday, Feb. 6.


Mickens Earns Second Horizon League Weekly Honor

For the second time this season, Valparaiso senior Jarrett Mickens (Aurora, Ill./Waubonsie Valley) has been named the Horizon League Male Field Athlete of the Week, this time after posting a record-setting mark in the triple jump at the Bob Eubanks Open last weekend.


Mickens Shatters School Record in Triple Jump as Valpo Competes at GVSU

Senior Jarrett Mickens (Aurora, Ill./Waubonsie Valley) demolished the Valparaiso school record in the triple jump by more than a foot Friday as the Crusaders competed at the Bob Eubanks Open in Allendale, Mich., hosted by Grand Valley State.


Mickens Named HL Male Field Athlete of the Week

Senior Jarrett Mickens (Aurora, Ill./Waubonsie Valley) took home the first Horizon League Male Field Athlete of the Week honor of the 2010-2011 indoor campaign after a pair of podium finishes at Illinois State's Early Bird Open last weekend.


Valpo Track and Field to Hold Fundraiser in Partnership with Reachout Ministries

The Valparaiso track and field teams, in partnership with Reachout Ministries, will be holding a lift-a-thon fundraiser this Friday, Dec. 10, with all funds raised going to provide Christmas to families in Guatemala who otherwise would not be able to celebrate.


Mickens Wins Long Jump as Crusader Men Open Track and Field Campaign

Senior Jarrett Mickens won the long jump and finished in second place in the triple jump Saturday as the Valparaiso men's track and field team opened the 2010-2011 indoor season in Normal, Ill. at the Early Bird Open, hosted by Illinois State.


2010-2011 Crusader Track and Field Schedule Announced

Valparaiso head men's and women's track and field coach Ryan Moore announced today the indoor and outdoor schedules for the Crusaders' 2010-2011 season.


Valpo Track and Field Places Five on Academic All-League Squad

The Valparaiso outdoor track and field squads were well represented as the Horizon League announced its spring Academic All-League teams today, as two Crusader men and three Crusader women earned the academic accolade.


Changes Announced to Crusader Track and Field Staff

Valparaiso track and field head coach Ryan Moore announced today that James Overbo has been promoted to a full-time position on the Crusader staff and that NCAA Division I All-American Katie LaValley will join the squad's staff in the fall as a graduate assistant.


Crusader Men Finish League Outdoor Championship Meet

Seven different Crusader athletes combined on nine top-ten finishes Sunday as the Valparaiso men's track and field team closed out the 2010 Horizon League Outdoor Championships in Lisle, Ill. in seventh place.


Liuzzo Wins Javelin for Valpo Men's Squad at HL Outdoor Championships

Vince Liuzzo (Jamestown, N.Y./Jamestown) earned the event victory in the javelin throw Saturday, leading the Valparaiso men's track and field team as it concluded the day's action at the 2010 Horizon League Outdoor Championships in Lisle, Ill. in fourth place.


HL Championships Postponed Due to Lightning

Competition at the 2010 Horizon League Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Lisle, Ill. has been postponed due to lightning in the area. The meet is scheduled to resume Saturday morning at 10 a.m.


Valpo Men Tune Up for League Championships Saturday at Aquinas

Jarrett Mickens (Aurora, Ill./Waubonsie Valley) picked up a pair of event victories in the jumps as the Valparaiso men's track and field team competed Saturday at the Aquinas Open in Grand Rapids, Mich., its final meet before next weekend's Horizon League Outdoor Championships.


Mickens Named HL Field Athlete of the Week

For the second time during the 2010 outdoor campaign, junior Jarrett Mickens (Aurora, Ill./Waubonsie Valley) has been named the Horizon League Male Field Athlete of the Week, this time after posting a pair of the best leaps in Crusader track and field history.


Quartet Represents Valpo on Men's Track Academic All-League Squad

Four Valparaiso athletes represented the Crusaders on the Horizon League Men's Indoor Track and Field Academic All-League squad, as released by the league office today.


Mickens Continues Stellar Outdoor Season to Lead Crusader Men Saturday

Jarrett Mickens (Aurora, Ill./Waubonsie Valley) posted career-best marks in both the long and triple jumps at the Dave Rankin Invitational in West Lafayette, Ind., both of which were also the second-best marks in Valparaiso men's track and field history, as he led the Crusader men Saturday.


Crusader Men Compete Saturday at Miami Invitational

Jarrett Mickens (Aurora, Ill./Waubonsie Valley), Steve Schubert (Lisle, Ill./Benet Academy) and Nick Babbitt (Milwaukee, Wis./Nicolet) posted some of the top performances in Crusader history in their respective events, leading the Valparaiso men's track and field squad to a ninth-place finish Saturday at the Miami Invitational in Oxford, Ohio.


Mickens Named Horizon League Field Athlete of the Week

Valparaiso junior Jarrett Mickens (Aurora, Ill./Waubonsie Valley) has been named the Horizon League Male Field Athlete of the Week after winning the triple jump last Saturday at the DePauw Invitational in Greencastle, Ind.


Valpo Men Go 1-2-3 In Triple Jump Saturday at DePauw

Crusader athletes went 1-2-3 in the triple Saturday at the DePauw Invitational in Greencastle, Ind., three of 13 top-ten finishes on the day for the Valparaiso men's track and field squad as it finished in seventh place.


Crusader Men Open Outdoor Campaign at IWU Saturday

Nine different Crusaders recorded top-ten finishes on Saturday as the Valparaiso men's track and field team opened its 2010 outdoor season at the Polar Bear Invitational in Marion, Ind., hosted by Indiana Wesleyan.


Valpo Grad Bartholomew Takes 12th in Weight Throw at USA Indoor Championships

Valparaiso graduate and current assistant coach Steve Bartholomew competed this past weekend in the weight throw at the 2010 USA Indoor Track and Field Championships, finishing in 12th place.


Mickens, Schubert Record Top Fives for Valpo on Sunday

Jarrett Mickens (Aurora, Ill./Waubonsie Valley) and Steve Schubert (Lisle, Ill./Benet Academy) each recorded top-five finishes in the triple jump Sunday to lead the Valparaiso men's track and field team as it concluded a seventh-place finish at the 2010 Horizon League Indoor Track and Field Championships in Ann Arbor, Mich.


Babbitt, Mickens Post Top Fives on Day One of HL Championships

Nick Babbitt (Milwaukee, Wis./Nicolet) posted one of the best efforts in school history in the weight throw, while Jarrett Mickens (Aurora, Ill./Waubonsie Valley) also registered a top-five finish Saturday as the Valparaiso men's track and field team competed on the first of two days of action at the 2010 Horizon League Men's Indoor Track and Field Championships in Ann Arbor, Mich.


Mickens Wins Triple Jump as Valpo Competes at Boilermaker Invite

Junior Jarrett Mickens (Aurora, Ill./Waubonsie Valley) won the triple jump Saturday, one of his two top-fives on the day as the Valparaiso men's track and field team took part in the Boilermaker Invitational in West Lafayette, Ind.


Mickens Leads Crusader Men's Effort at Chicagolands

Junior Jarrett Mickens (Aurora, Ill./Waubonsie Valley) posted a pair of Valparaiso's best performances ever in the jumps as the Crusader men's track and field squad finished in 11th place Saturday at the Chicagoland Championships in Chicago, Ill.


Crusader Men Conclude Action at Findlay Classic

Five Crusader athletes combined for six top-ten finishes as the Valparaiso men's track and field team took part in the Findlay Classic in Findlay, Ohio on Friday and Saturday.


Mickens, Slenk Lead Valpo at Michigan

Jarrett Mickens (Aurora, Ill./Waubonsie Valley) and Eric Slenk (Holland, Mich./Christian) each posted top-ten finishes Saturday to lead the Valparaiso men's track and field team on the final day of competition at the Simmons-Harvey Invitational in Ann Arbor, Mich.


Three Crusaders Post Top-Five Program Marks Friday at Michigan

Jarrett Mickens (Aurora, Ill./Waubonsie Valley), Steve Schubert (Lisle, Ill./Benet Academy) and Nick Babbitt (Milwaukee, Wis./Nicolet) all posted marks in their respective events among the top-five in Crusader history as the Valparaiso men's track and field team competed on the first of two days at the Simmons-Harvey Invitational in Ann Arbor, Mich. Friday.


Pair of Valpo Men Post Top Performances at Mike Lints Alumni Open

Jarrett Mickens (Aurora, Ill./Waubonsie Valley) and Eric Slenk (Holland, Mich./Christian) both posted performances among the top-five in Crusader history as the Valparaiso men's track and field team competed Friday evening at the Mike Lints Alumni Open in Allendale, Mich.


Valpo Opens Season at Redbird Open

The Valparaiso men's track and field squad got the 2009-2010 indoor season underway on Saturday, competing at the Redbird Open in Normal, Ill., hosted by Illinois State.


Valpo Men Set to Begin 2009-2010 Track and Field Campaign

Head coach Ryan Moore has the Valparaiso men's track and field team ready for the 2009-2010 season, with the indoor slate set to kick off on Saturday at Illinois State's Redbird Open.


Valpo Track and Field Teams to Hold Fundraiser in Partnership with Reachout Ministries

The Valparaiso track and field teams, in partnership with Reachout Ministries, will be holding a lift-a-thon fundraiser next week, with all funds raised going to provide Christmas to families in Chiquimula, Guatemala who otherwise would not be able to celebrate.


Valpo Track and Field Announces 2009-2010 Schedule

Valparaiso head men's and women's track and field coach Ryan Moore announced today the indoor and outdoor schedules for the 2009-2010 campaign.


Maynard Concludes Season at NCAA Regional

Brett Maynard (Pawcatuck, Conn./Stonington) represented the Valparaiso men's track and field squad Friday at the NCAA Mideast Regional, contested in Louisville, Ky., by competing in the javelin throw.


Maynard Concludes Season at NCAA Regional

Brett Maynard (Pawcatuck, Conn./Stonington) represented the Valparaiso men's track and field squad Friday at the NCAA Mideast Regional, contested in Louisville, Ky., by competing in the javelin throw.


Quartet of Crusaders Named Academic All-League

Keith Button (Farmington Hills, Mich./Farmington), Joel Mathwig (Fall Creek, Wis./Fall Creek), Steve Schubert (Lisle, Ill./Benet Academy) and Christopher Stohs (Shawnee, Kan./Shawnee Mission North) represented the Valparaiso men's track and field squad on the 18-member 2009 men's indoor track and field Academic All-Horizon League team.


Crusaders Close Out Horizon League Championships

Tom Heun (Brecksville, Ohio/Brecksville-Broadview Heights) led the Valparaiso men's track and field team with a fifth-place finish in the 110m hurdles as the Crusaders concluded the 2009 Horizon League Outdoor Track and Field Championships Sunday in Lisle, Ill. in seventh place.


Crusader Men Go 1-2 in Javelin at Horizon League Championships

Brett Maynard (Pawcatuck, Conn./Stonington) and Vinnie Liuzzo (Jamestown, N.Y./Jamestown) finished first and second, respectively, in the javelin throw Saturday at the Horizon League Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Lisle, Ill., leading the Valparaiso men's squad.


Rixon Leads Crusaders on Day One at Horizon League Championships

Freshman Bill Rixon (Deerfield, Ill./Deerfield) led the Valparaiso men's track and field squad with a seventh-place finish in the hammer throw as it started competing at the Horizon League Outdoor Championships in Lisle, Ill. on Friday.


Crusaders Register Four Top-Tens at Stan Lyons Invite

Competing in their final tune-up for the Horizon League Championships, four different athletes recorded top-ten finishes as the Valparaiso men's track and field team took to the track Saturday at the Stan Lyons Invitational in Indianapolis, Ind.


Rixon Leads Three Top-Tens for Valpo at Purdue

Freshman Bill Rixon (Deerfield, Ill./Deerfield) posted one of the best efforts in program history in the discus throw, while Steve Schubert (Lisle, Ill./Benet Academy) and Tom Heun (Brecksville, Ohio/Brecksville-Broadview Heights) also recorded top-ten finishes as the Valparaiso men's track and field team competed Saturday at the Dave Rankin Invitational in West Lafayette, Ind.


Pair of Fourth-Place Finishes Lead Crusaders

Leandro Schultz (Valley View, Ohio/Brecksville-Broadview Heights) ran to a fourth-place finish in the 5,000m run, while Chris Walsh (Pittsboro, N.C./Cary Academy) finished in fourth position in the decathlon as the Valparaiso men's track and field squad competed Saturday at the Chicagoland Championships in Chicago, Ill.


Crusaders to Head to Purdue in Two Weeks

Head coach Ryan Moore announced a schedule change for the Valparaiso track and field squads today. Both the men's and women's teams will be heading to West Lafayette to take part in the Dave Rankin Invitational on Saturday, April 18 at 9 a.m. CDT. The meet replaces the previously scheduled event in Louisville, Ky. that weekend.


Valpo Opens Outdoor Season at DePauw Invitational

Christopher Stohs (Shawnee, Kan./Shawnee Mission North) registered three top-ten finishes on Saturday as the Valparaiso men's track and field team opened the 2009 outdoor campaign at the DePauw Invitational in Greencastle, Ind.


Crusader Men Close Out Horizon League Indoor Championships

Senior Tom Heun (Brecksville, Ohio/Brecksville-Broadview Heights) led the Valparaiso men's track and field squad in the final day of competition at the Horizon League Indoor Championships in Greencastle, Ind., posting a fifth-place finish in the 60m hurdles.


Crusader Men Compete at Day One of Horizon League Championships

Nick Babbitt (Milwaukee, Wis./Nicolet) posted a fourth-place finish in the weight throw Saturday to lead the Valparaiso men's track and field team on the first day of competition at the Horizon League Indoor Championships in Greencastle, Ind.


Schubert Earns Win in Triple Jump as Crusaders Compete at Purdue Saturday

Sophomore Steve Schubert (Lisle, Ill./Benet Academy) won the triple jump Saturday to lead the Valparaiso men's track and field squad as it competed at the Boilermaker Invitational in West Lafayette, Ind. in its final tuneup for the Horizon League Indoor Championships.


Heun Paces Valpo at Chicagoland Championships

Senior Tom Heun (Brecksville, Ohio/Brecksville-Broadview Heights) ran to a second-place finish in the 55m hurdles Saturday at the Chicagoland Championships in Chicago, Ill. to lead the Valparaiso men's track and field squad.


Distance Runners Stand Out for Crusader Men Friday

Jim Turchyn (Batesville, Ind./Batesville) and Leandro Schultz (Valley View, Ohio/Brecksville-Broadview Heights) each posted sixth-place finishes on Friday to lead the Valparaiso men's track and field team at the Tiger Invitational in Greencastle, Ind.


Three Crusaders Post Top-Ten Finishes at Findlay Classic

Three Crusader men, led by a fourth-place showing in the pole vault by Philip Lohrmann (Battle Ground, Wash./Battle Ground [Clark C.C.]), posted top-ten finishes as the Valparaiso men's track and field squad competed Friday and Saturday at the Findlay Classic in Findlay, Ohio.


Bartholomew Qualifies for USATF Indoor Nationals

Former Valparaiso track and field standout Steve Bartholomew (Valparaiso, Ind./Morgan Township) has qualified for the USA Track and Field (USATF) Indoor Track and Field Championships in the weight throw, to be held March 1 in Boston, Mass.


Crusaders Compete at University of Michigan

The Valparaiso men's track and field squad competed Saturday at the Simmons-Harvey Invitational in Ann Arbor, Mich., hosted by the University of Michigan.


Crusaders Return to Action at Grand Valley State

Philip Lohrmann (Battle Ground, Wash./Battle Ground [Clark C.C.]) tied his own school record in the pole vault, while Tom Heun (Brecksville, Ohio/Brecksville-Broadview Heights) registered a fifth-place finish in the 60m hurdles as the Valparaiso men's track and field team competed Friday evening at the Mike Lints Alumni Open, hosted by Grand Valley State.


Crusaders Open Indoor Season at Illinois State

The Valparaiso men's track and field squad opened its indoor campaign on Saturday in Normal, Ill. at Illinois State's Redbird Open.


Crusaders Announce 2008-2009 Track Schedule

Valparaiso head track and field coach Ryan Moore announced today the indoor and outdoor schedules for the 2008-2009 campaign.


McNaughton Joins Crusader Coaching Staff

Valparaiso track and field head coach Ryan Moore announced that Peter McNaughton has joined the Crusader coaching staff as an assistant coach, responsible primarily for coaching the sprinters and hurdlers.


Four Crusaders Earn Academic All-League Accolade

The Valparaiso track and field teams had four athletes honored as part of the Horizon League's Outdoor Track and Field Academic All-League squads for the 2008 campaign.


Bartholomew, Honig Compete at NCAA Mideast Regional

Steve Bartholomew (Valparaiso, Ind./Morgan Township) registered two top-20 finishes Saturday at the NCAA Mideast Regional in Fayetteville, Ark., while Chris Honig (Glen Ellyn, Ill./Glenbard South [Indiana]) recorded a top-20 placement of his own as the duo represented the Crusader men’s track and field squad.


Another School Record Falls as Crusaders Close Out Horizon League Outdoor Championships

Philip Lohrmann (Battle Ground, Wash./Battle Ground [Clark C.C.]) set a new school record in the pole vault Friday in Youngstown, Ohio as the Valparaiso men’s track and field team concluded the Horizon League Outdoor Championships in seventh place.  Steve Bartholomew (Valparaiso, Ind./Morgan Township) was named the Championships’ Outstanding Field Performer, replicating his honor from the Indoor Championships, after winning both the discus throw and hammer throw Thursday.


Three Event Victories Put Valpo in Second Place After Day One of Horizon League Championships

Steve Bartholomew (Valparaiso, Ind./Morgan Township) set a school and Horizon League Championship record in the hammer throw Thursday and also won the discus throw, while Chris Honig (Glen Ellyn, Ill./Glenbard South [Indiana]) crossed the line first in the 3,000m steeplechase as the Valparaiso men’s track and field team competed on day one of the Horizon League Outdoor Championships in Youngstown, Ohio.


Crusaders Compete at Butler Twilight

Steve Bartholomew (Valparaiso, Ind./Morgan Township) won the hammer throw to lead the Valparaiso men’s track and field team Saturday afternoon as it competed at the Butler Twilight Meet in Indianapolis, Ind.


Bartholomew Leads Valpo on Final Day of Hillsdale Gina Relays

Steve Bartholomew (Valparaiso, Ind./Morgan Township) registered a runner-up finish in the discus throw, one of three top-ten finishes by the Valparaiso men’s track and field squad Saturday as it finished competing at the Hillsdale Gina Relays in Hillsdale, Mich.


Crusader Men Compete at Hillsdale Gina Relays

The Valparaiso men’s track and field team tallied three top-20 finishes on the day as it competed at the Hillsdale Gina Relays in Hillsdale, Mich. on Friday.


Bartholomew Earns Second League Honor of Outdoor Season

Senior thrower Steve Bartholomew (Valparaiso, Ind./Morgan Township) was named the Horizon League’s Male Track and Field Athlete of the Week today after qualifying for the NCAA regional meet in two events on Saturday.  The honor is Bartholomew’s second of the outdoor campaign.


Bartholomew Qualifies for NCAA Regionals Twice as Crusaders Compete at St. Joseph's

Senior Steve Bartholomew (Valparaiso, Ind./Morgan Township) surpassed NCAA regional qualifying standards in the discus throw and hammer throw, setting a new school record in the latter event, as the Valparaiso men’s track and field team competed Saturday at the Puma Invitational in Rensselaer, Ind.


Honig Earns Scholar-Athlete of the Week Accolades

The Horizon League announced today that Chris Honig (Glen Ellyn, Ill./Glenbard South [Indiana]) has been named its U.S. Army Male Scholar-Athlete of the Week.


Valpo Men Finish Sixth at Miami Team Challenge

Chris Honig (Glen Ellyn, Ill./Glenbard South [Indiana]) and Steve Bartholomew (Valparaiso, Ind./Morgan Township) each posted runner-up finishes Saturday to help lead the Valparaiso men’s track and field team to a sixth-place finish at the Miami Team Challenge in Oxford, Ohio.


Bartholomew Places Fourth in Hammer Throw

Steve Bartholomew (Valparaiso, Ind./Morgan Township) posted a season-best mark in the hammer throw Friday at the Miami Team Challenge in Oxford, Ohio as the Valparaiso men’s track and field squad kicked off competition at the two-day meet.


Stohs Earns Scholar-Athlete of the Week Honors

Sophomore thrower Chris Stohs (Shawnee, Kan./Shawnee Mission North) has been named the U.S. Army Horizon League Male Scholar-Athlete of the Week after his performance last weekend at the DePauw Invitational.


Valpo Places Seventh at DePauw Invitational

Led by a victory from Steve Bartholomew (Valparaiso, Ind./Morgan Township) in the hammer throw, the Valparaiso men’s track and field team placed seventh Saturday at the DePauw Invitational in Greencastle, Ind.


Bartholomew Named Horizon League Indoor Track and Field Male Athlete of the Year

The honors continue to roll in for Crusader senior Steve Bartholomew (Valparaiso, Ind./Morgan Township), as the Horizon League announced today that he was named the league’s Indoor Track and Field Male Athlete of the Year.


Bartholomew Named Horizon League Athlete of the Week

Steve Bartholomew (Valparaiso, Ind./Morgan Township) was named the Horizon League’s Track and Field Athlete of the Week today after his performance during the first weekend of outdoor competition.


Bartholomew Wins Two Events as Crusaders Finish Third

Senior Steve Bartholomew (Valparaiso, Ind./Morgan Township) won two events Saturday to lead the Valparaiso men’s track and field team as it placed third at the Ted Haydon Invitational in Chicago, Ill.


Bartholomew Closes Out Indoor Campaign at NCAA Championships

Steve Bartholomew (Valparaiso, Ind./Morgan Township) closed out the indoor season for Valparaiso Saturday at the NCAA Indoor Championships in Fayetteville, Ark., finishing 16th in the weight throw.


Bartholomew Selected to Throw at NCAA Indoor Championships

Senior Steve Bartholomew (Valparaiso, Ind./Morgan Township) is one of 17 competitors selected to compete in the weight throw at the NCAA Indoor Championships, to be contested March 14-15 at Fayetteville, Ark.


Bartholomew Bests Field at Nebraska

Steve Bartholomew (Valparaiso, Ind./Morgan Township) won the weight throw Thursday afternoon at the Nebraska Last Chance Meet in Lincoln, Nebraska.


Bartholomew Named Outstanding Field Performer as Crusaders Close Out Horizon League Championships

Chris Honig (Glen Ellyn, Ill./Glenbard South [Indiana]) ran the fastest time by a Crusader in the mile run in over 30 years to lead the Valparaiso men’s track and field team Sunday in the final day of competition at the Horizon League Indoor Championships in Kent, Ohio.  Steve Bartholomew (Valparaiso, Ind./Morgan Township) was named the Horizon League Outstanding Field Performer after his record-setting effort in the weight throw on Saturday.


Bartholomew Crushes Weight Throw Mark to Lead Crusader Men

Senior Steve Bartholomew (Valparaiso, Ind./Morgan Township) demolished multiple records Saturday in the weight throw at the Horizon League Indoor Championships in Kent, Ohio to lead the Valparaiso men’s track and field team.


Bartholomew Earns Second Athlete of the Week Accolade

Senior Steve Bartholomew (Valparaiso, Ind./Morgan Township) has been named the Horizon League Track and Field Athlete of the Week for the second time during the indoor season after surpassing his own school record in the weight throw for the third time this year at the Panther Tune-Up in Milwaukee, Wis. last weekend.


Valpo Men Split at Milwaukee

The Valparaiso men’s track and field team beat Loyola (73-49) and Chicago State (81-46), but lost to Milwaukee (81-54) and UIC (70-63) at the Panther Tune-Up Friday evening in Milwaukee, Wis., scored as dual meets.  Steve Bartholomew (Valparaiso, Ind./Morgan Township) once again bested his own school record in the weight throw to lead the Crusader squad.


Two Event Victories Pace Valpo to Fifth-Place Finish

Chris Honig (Glen Ellyn, Ill./Glenbard South [Indiana]) took top honors in the mile run with one of the best efforts in program history, while Steve Bartholomew (Valparaiso, Ind./Morgan Township) won the weight throw for the fourth time on the season with yet another school-record effort as the Valparaiso men’s track and field team competed Saturday at the Chicagoland Championships in Chicago, Ill.


Bartholomew Surpasses Previous School Record Twice as Crusaders Compete at Meyo Invitational, DePauw Invitational

Senior Steve Bartholomew (Valparaiso, Ind./Morgan Township) owned Valpo’s school record in the weight throw entering the weekend, and proceeded to surpass it at both meets the Crusaders competed in this weekend.  Valpo sent Bartholomew and two others to the Meyo Invitational in Notre Dame, Ind., while the rest of the squad competed at the DePauw Invitational in Greencastle, Ind.


Two Event Victories Highlight Valpo Showing at Findlay

Philip Lohrmann (Battle Ground, Wash./Battle Ground [Clark C.C.]) took top honors in the pole vault, while Jim Turchyn (Batesville, Ind./Batesville) captured the 3,000m run as Valparaiso competed Friday and Saturday at the Findlay Classic in Findlay, Ohio.


Bartholomew Tabbed as U.S. Army Horizon League Scholar-Athlete of the Week

Senior Steve Bartholomew (Valparaiso, Ind./Morgan Township) was named the U.S. Army Horizon League Male Scholar-Athlete of the Week today following his winning performance last weekend at the Phoenix Invitational in Chicago, Ill.


Crusaders Place Fourth at Phoenix Invitational

Steve Bartholomew (Valparaiso, Ind./Morgan Township) and Chris Honig (Glen Ellyn, Ill./Glenbard South [Indiana]) each registered individual event victories for Valparaiso Saturday at the Phoenix Invitational in Chicago, Ill., helping the Crusaders to a fourth-place team finish.


Bartholomew Tabbed as Athlete of the Week

Senior thrower Steve Bartholomew (Valparaiso, Ind./Morgan Township) added to his impressive resumé on Wednesday, as he was named the Horizon League’s Indoor Track and Field Athlete of the Week following the Crusaders’ first meet as a league member.


Bartholomew Earns Victory in Weight Throw at Redbird Open

Senior Steve Bartholomew (Valparaiso, Ind./Morgan Township) captured the victory in the weight throw Saturday at the Redbird Open in Normal, Ill., leading Valparaiso’s men’s squad in the season’s first meet.


Crusaders Announce 2007-2008 Track and Field Schedule

Valparaiso men’s and women’s track and field head coach Ryan Moore has announced the Crusaders’ 2007-2008 indoor and outdoor schedules.  The season begins this Saturday, December 8, as the Crusaders travel to Normal, Ill. to participate in the Redbird Open.


Bartholomew Concludes Season at NCAA Regional

Steve Bartholomew (Valparaiso, Ind./Morgan Township) concluded his 2007 outdoor campaign Friday at the NCAA Mideast Regional, finishing 21st out of 35 of the region's elite competitors in the hammer throw.


Bartholomew Receives All-Conference Honors

Steve Bartholomew (Valparaiso, Ind./Morgan Township) has been named to the Mid-Continent Conference Outdoor Track and Field All-Conference Team after recording two podium finishes at the outdoor championship meet.


Crusaders Finish Fifth at Mid-Con Championships

Valparaiso closed out competition at the 2007 Mid-Continent Conference Outdoor Track and Field Championships Saturday in Kansas City, Mo., finishing the meet in fifth place. Philip Lohrmann (Battle Ground, Wash./Battle Ground [Clark C.C.]) and Brett Maynard (Pawcatuck, Conn./Stonington) each registered fourth-place finishes on the final day to lead the Crusaders.


Bartholomew Medals Again to Lead Crusaders

For the second straight day, Steve Bartholomew (Valparaiso, Ind./Morgan Township) posted a podium finish, coming in second place in the discus throw to lead Valparaiso on the second day of competition at the 2007 Mid-Continent Conference Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Kansas City, Mo.


Bartholomew Leads Valpo On Day One at Mid-Con

Steve Bartholomew (Valparaiso, Ind./Morgan Township) posted a podium finish in the hammer throw to pace Valparaiso on the first of three days of competition at the 2007 Mid-Continent Conference Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Kansas City, Mo.


Valpo Competes at Butler Twilight

The Valparaiso men's track and field team completed its final tuneup for the Mid-Continent Conference Outdoor Championships Saturday, competing at the Butler Twilight meet in Indianapolis, Ind.


Crusaders Conclude Competition at Gina Relays

The Valparaiso men's track and field team finished with some strong individual performances on the last of three days of competition Saturday at the Hillsdale Gina Relays in Hillsdale, Mich.


Crusaders Compete on Second Day of Gina Relays

Three members of the Valparaiso men's track and field team broke into the Crusaders' all-time charts Friday as Valpo took part in the second day of action at the Hillsdale Gina Relays in Hillsdale, Mich.


Three Crusaders Kick Off Hillsdale Gina Relays

Emilie Marsicek (Spalding, Mich./Carney-Nadeau) and Lindsey Gilman (South Bend, Ind./Marian) competed in the first four events of the heptathlon, while Dustin Lawrence (Indianapolis, Ind./Lawrence Central) completed the first five events of the decathlon to kick off action at the Hillsdale Gina Relays Thursday in Hillsdale, Mich.


Bartholomew Earns Weekly Conference Honor

Steve Bartholomew (Valparaiso, Ind./Morgan Township) has been named the Mid-Continent Conference Men's Track and Field Athlete of the Week after breaking his own school record and qualifying for the NCAA Regional meet in the hammer throw last weekend.


Valparaiso Competes at Puma Invitational

Steve Bartholomew (Valparaiso, Ind./Morgan Township) posted an NCAA Regional qualifying mark in the hammer throw Saturday to lead the Crusader men's track and field team at the Puma Invitational in Rensselaer, Ind., hosted by Saint Joseph's.


Crusaders Finish Eighth at Miami Invitational

The Valparaiso men's track and field team utilized strong performances in the throws Saturday to finish eighth at the Miami Invitational in Oxford, Ohio.


Three Crusaders Compete at Mt. SAC Relays

Ashley Billstrom (Hales Corners, Wis./Whitnall) posted the best finish of the three Valpo athletes competing at the prestigious Mt. SAC Relays in Walnut, Calif. Friday evening.


Crusaders Open Outdoor Campaign

The Valparaiso men's track and field team kicked off its 2007 outdoor season Saturday at the Mike Poehlein Invitational in West Lafayette, Ind., hosted by Purdue.


Crusader Women Picked Fourth; Men Fifth in Preseason Poll

The Valparaiso women's track and field team has been projected to finish fourth during the 2007 Mid-Continent Conference outdoor campaign, while its male counterparts have been picked fifth in preseason polling of the league's six head coaches, who were not allowed to vote for their own squads.


Two Crusaders Earn All-Conference Honors

Steve Bartholomew (Valparaiso, Ind./Morgan Township) and Eric Smith (Portage, Ind./Portage) have received All Mid-Continent Conference accolades for their respective performances at the Mid-Con Men's Indoor Track and Field Championships.


Crusaders Close Out Competition at Mid-Con Meet

The Valparaiso men's track and field team completed the final day of competition at the Mid-Continent Conference Indoor Track and Field Championships Monday in Bloomington, Ill. Eric Smith (Portage, Ind./Portage) led the Crusaders with a third-place finish in the shot put, pacing three Crusaders in the top-eight in the event.


Two School Records Fall on First Day of Mid-Con Championships

Steve Bartholomew (Valparaiso, Ind./Morgan Township) and Philip Lohrmann (Battle Ground, Wash./Battle Ground [Clark C.C.]) broke school records Sunday in the weight throw and pole vault, respectively, as Valparaiso competed on day one of the Mid-Continent Conference Indoor Track and Field Championships in Bloomington, Ill.


Bartholomew, Rolf Receive Conference Honors

Junior Steve Bartholomew (Valparaiso, Ind./Morgan Township) has been named the Mid-Continent Conference Men's Indoor Track and Field Athlete of the Week, while sophomore Laura Rolf (Rochester, Mich./Lutheran Northwest) received the same honor on the women's side after the duo registered outstanding performances last Saturday at the Boilermaker Invitational.


Bartholomew Sets School Record at Purdue

Junior Steve Bartholomew (Valparaiso, Ind./Morgan Township) set a new school record in the weight throw Saturday as Valparaiso took to the track at the Boilermaker Invitational in West Lafayette, Ind.


Honig Leads Crusaders at Akron Open

Chris Honig (Glen Ellyn, Ill./Glenbard South [Indiana]) captured his second individual victory this season in the 3,000m run, leading the Valparaiso men's track and field team at the Akron Open.


Crusaders Compete at Findlay Indoor Track and Field Classic

Chris Honig (Glen Ellyn, Ill./Glenbard South [Indiana]) led the Valpo men Friday and Saturday at the Findlay Indoor Track and Field Classic with a third-place finish in the 3,000m run.


Valpo Finishes Fourth at Chicago Invite

Chris Honig (Glen Ellyn, Ill./Glenbard South [Indiana]) led a 1-2-3-4 finish for the Crusaders in the mile run Saturday at the Chicago Invitational, helping Valpo to a fourth place team finish.


Crusaders Open Season at Illinois State

The Valparaiso men's track and field team kicked off its indoor season Saturday at the Earlybird Invitational, hosted by Illinois State.


Crusaders Take to the Track For 2007 Campaign

A solid base of experience, led by 2006 Mid-Continent Conference Outdoor Track and Field Athlete of the Year Steve Bartholomew, will look to propel Valparaiso's men's track and field team into the top half of the Mid-Con in 2007.


Crusaders Announce 2006-2007 Track and Field Schedule

Valparaiso track and field head coach Ryan Moore has announced the Crusaders' 2006-2007 men's and women's indoor and outdoor schedules, his first season at the helm of the program.


Crusaders Tab Ryan Moore as Track and Field Head Coach

Ryan Moore, an assistant coach with the Crusader Track and Field program since 2003, has been named the new Valparaiso University Track and Field Head Coach, Director of Athletics Mark LaBarbera announced today.


Wingard to Leave Valpo to Take Head Job at Christopher Newport

Valparaiso University head track and field coach Tyler Wingard has announced his resignation from the program because he has accepted a similar position at Christopher Newport University in Newport News, Va.


Bartholomew Ends Season at NCAA Mideast Regional

Steve Bartholomew (Valparaiso, Ind./Morgan Township) closed out his spectacular sophomore season Friday against some of the nation's top competition at the NCAA Mideast Regional in Knoxville, Tenn.


Bartholomew Named Mid-Con Athlete of the Week

Steve Bartholomew (Valparaiso, Ind./Morgan Township H.S.) has received Mid-Continent Conference Athlete of the Week honors after being named the Mid-Con Athlete of the Year at the 2006 Mid-Con Outdoor Track and Field Championships.


Bartholomew Named Mid-Con Athlete of the Year; Lindamood Earns All-Conference Honors

Steve Bartholomew (Valparaiso, Ind./Morgan Township H.S.) earned Athlete of the Year honors, while Erik Lindamood (Bealeton, Va./Liberty H.S.) was also named to the All-Conference squad for their performances at the 2006 Mid-Continent Conference Outdoor Track and Field Championships last weekend.


Bartholomew Wins Second Event; Earns Athlete of the Year Honors at Mid-Con Championships

Steve Bartholomew (Valparaiso, Ind./Morgan Township H.S.) used a record-setting effort in the discus Saturday to earn Athlete of the Year honors at the Mid-Continent Conference Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Macomb, Ill.


Crusaders Fourth after Second Day of Mid-Con Championships

Valparaiso sits in fourth place after the second of three days of competition Friday at the Mid-Continent Conference Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Macomb, Ill.


Bartholomew Brings Home Gold at Mid-Con Championships

Steve Bartholomew (Valparaiso, Ind./Morgan Township H.S.) won the hammer throw Thursday as Valparaiso competed on day one of the Mid-Continent Conference Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Macomb, Ill.


Bartholomew Honored by Mid-Con

Steve Bartholomew (Valparaiso, Ind./Morgan Township H.S.) has been honored by the Mid-Continent Conference as Athlete of the Week after his stellar performance last weekend at the Butler Twilight.


Crusaders Compete at Butler Twilight

Valparaiso recorded victories in two throwing events as the Crusaders took to the track at the Butler Twilight on Saturday.


Valpo Takes Fourth Place at Central Collegiate Championships

Valparaiso took to the track in Ypsilanti, Mich. Saturday, and brought home a fourth place finish at the Central Collegiate Championships, hosted by Eastern Michigan.


Valpo Takes Fourth Place at Pacesetter Invitational

Valparaiso took home fourth place Saturday at the Pacesetter Invitational in Terre Haute, Ind.


Bartholomew Posts NCAA Regional Qualifying Mark at Pacesetter Invitational

Steve Bartholomew (Valparaiso, Ind./Morgan Township H.S.) obliterated the school record in the hammer throw and qualified for the NCAA Regional meet on the first day of competition Friday at the Pacesetter Invitational in Terre Haute, Ind.


Crusaders Place 11th at Miami Invitational

Steve Bartholomew (Valparaiso, Ind./Morgan Township H.S.) posted two top-five finishes, leading Valparaiso to an 11th place finish Saturday at the Miami Invitational in Oxford, Ohio.


Miami Invitational to Resume Saturday

Inclement weather has suspended action at the Miami Invitational until Saturday morning.


Kharun Receives Award Nomination from NCAA

Valparaiso graduate assistant Iryna Kharun is up for consideration as one of two Most Outstanding Student-Athletes of the past 25 years in women's track and field as the NCAA celebrates 25 years of women's championships.


Bartholomew Paces Crusaders to Third Place Finish

Steve Bartholomew (Valparaiso, Ind./Morgan Township H.S.) set two new meet records, including a new school mark in the discus throw, as the Crusader throwing contingent led Valpo to a third-place finish at the DePauw Quad Saturday in Greencastle, Ind.


Crusaders Tabbed Fifth in Outdoor Preseason Poll

The Valparaiso men's track and field team has been picked to finish in fifth place at the Mid-Continent Conference Outdoor Championships, according to the preseason poll released today.


Crusaders Run at Louisiana Classics

Valparaiso opened its outdoor track season Saturday, competing at the Louisiana Classics, hosted by the University of Louisiana-Lafayette.


Bartholomew Earns All-Conference Accolades

Steve Bartholomew (Valparaiso, Ind./Morgan Township H.S.) earned a spot on the All Mid-Continent Conference Team following the indoor conference championships this past weekend.


Bartholomew Leads Crusaders at Mid-Con Championships

A fifth-place finish in the shot put by Steve Bartholomew (Valparaiso, Ind./Morgan Township H.S.) led the Crusaders Monday as they competed on the final day of action at the Mid-Continent Conference Indoor Track and Field Championships in Bloomington, Ill.


Valpo Sits Fifth at Mid-Con Championships

Steve Bartholomew's (Valparaiso, Ind./Morgan Township H.S.) third-place finish in the weight throw led the Crusader contingent at the Mid-Continent Conference Indoor Track and Field Championships in Bloomington, Ill. Sunday. Valpo sits in fifth place after the first day of competition.


Valpo Participates in Chicagoland Championships

Valparaiso placed tenth Saturday at the Chicagoland Championships in Romeoville, Ill.


Valparaiso Finishes Fifth at Carthage Challenge

Led by a victory by Tom Heun (Brecksville, Ohio/Brecksville-Broadview Heights H.S.) in the 55m hurdles, Valparaiso finished fifth Saturday afternoon at the Carthage Pepsi Challenge in Kenosha, Wis.


Crusaders Conclude Competition at Findlay

Jim Turchyn's (Batesville, Ind./Batesville H.S.) performance in the mile was the best individual finish by a Valpo runner on the day, as the Crusaders concluded two days of action at the Findlay Indoor Track and Field Classic Saturday.


Bartholomew Leads Valpo on First Day in Findlay

Valparaiso University's Steve Bartholomew (Valparaiso, Ind./Morgan Township H.S.) led the Crusader squad on Friday on the first day of the Findlay Indoor Track and Field Classic in Findlay, Ohio.


Crusaders Take Part in Chicago Invitational

Valparaiso, led by two top-three finishes from freshman Tom Heun (Brecksville, Ohio/Brecksville-Broadview Heights H.S.), finished in fifth place Saturday at the Chicago Invitational, hosted by the University of Chicago.


Valpo Competes at Earlybird Invitational

Valparaiso registered five top-ten finishes, led by two from Jeff Swihart (Wakarusa, Ind./Northwood H.S.), as the Crusaders took part Saturday in the Earlybird Invtiational, hosted by Illinois State.


Crusaders Tabbed Fifth in Indoor Preseason Poll

The Valparaiso men's track and field team has been picked to finish in fifth place at the Mid-Continent Conference Indoor Championships, according to the preseason poll released today.


Valpo Men Set for 2006 Track Season

The Valparaiso University men's track and field team will look to mesh youth with experience as they enter the 2006 campaign.


Valpo Announces Track and Field Schedule

Valparaiso University head track and field coach Tyler Wingard has announced the Crusaders' 2005-2006 track and field schedule.


Valpo Hands Out Awards at Track and Field Banquet

The third annual Track & Field Alumni/Awards Banquet last Saturday night drew it's largest crowd yet and provided an opportunity to celebrate not only the successes of the 2005 squad, but to remember the standout squads of the early 1970's and their coaches Ed Winrow and Terry Shy -- including Coach Shy's 1975 Indiana Collegiate Conference Championship team.


Valpo Track and Field Program Adds Two Graduate Assistants to Staff

Valparaiso University track and field coach Tyler Wingard has announced the addition of two graduate assistants to his staff for the upcoming season. Joining the program are Iryna Kharun and Greg Lott.


Kosko Elected President of Mid-Con Committee

Valparaiso University senior Wesley Kosko (Emporia, Kan./Emporia H.S.) was elected president of the Mid-Continent Conference Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) during its summer meeting earlier this month.


Lee Places 25th in Long Jump at NCAA Regionals

Valparaiso University's Joshua Lee (Yellow Jacket, Colo./Montezuma-Cortez H.S.) concluded the 2004-2005 athletic season for the Crusaders on Friday evening, finishing in 25th place at the NCAA MidEast Regional Championships held in Bloomington, Ind.


Two Crusaders Earn All-Conference Honors

Joshua Lee (Yellow Jacket, Colo./Montezuma-Cortez H.S.) and Todd Goodrick (Rochester Hills, Mich./Rochester H.S.) were both named to the All Mid-Continent Conference Teams from Valparaiso University following the completion of the Outdoor Track and Field Championships this past weekend.


Crusader Men Finish Fifth at Mid-Con Championships

Valparaiso finished in fifth place at the Mid-Continent Conference Outdoor Track and Field Championships which concluded Saturday in Kansas City, Mo.


Lee Wins Mid-Con Title in Long Jump

Joshua Lee (Yellow Jacket, Colo./Montezuma-Cortez H.S.) won the long jump on Friday afternoon to help lead Valparaiso into third place through two days of competition at the Mid-Continent Conference Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Kansas City, Mo.


Larson Sets School Mark, Valpo Third at Mid-Con Championships Through One Day

Through two events at the Mid-Continent Conference Outdoor Track and Field Championships on Thursday, Valparaiso is in third place with seven points to begin the three day competition in Kansas City, Mo.


Bell Sets School Mark at Stan Lyons Invitational

Bryan Bell (Bellevue, Neb./East H.S.) set a school record in the hammer throw as Valparaiso competed at the Stan Lyons Invitational on Saturday in Indianapolis, Ind.


Valpo Turns in Solid Effort at EMU Twilight

Led by the field events, Valparaiso turned in a solid showing on Friday evening at the Eastern Michigan Twilight Invitational held in Ypsilanti, Mich.


Crusaders Competed at Pacesetter Invitational over the Weekend

Valparaiso turned in a seventh place finish at the Pacesetter Invitational on Friday and Saturday in Terre Haute, Ind.


Field Events Lead Valpo at Miami Invitational

Valparaiso's field events scored the majority of the Crusaders' points on Friday and Saturday as the Brown and Gold finished in ninth place at the Miami Invitational in Oxford, Ohio.


Crusaders Finish Third at DePauw Quadrangular

Matt Larson (Arlington Heights, Ill./Saint Viator H.S.) set a new school record in the hammer throw as Valparaiso finished in third place at the DePauw Quadrangular on Saturday in Greencastle, Ind.


Goodrick Sets School Mark in Hammer Throw to Open Outdoor Season

Valparaiso University's Todd Goodrick (Rochester Hills, Mich./Rochester H.S.) opened the 2005 outdoor track and field season on a positive note Saturday afternoon, setting a new school mark and winning two events at the Mike Villone Invitational in Rensselaer, Ind.


Wingard Named to USATF Coaching Education Committee

Valparaiso University head track and field coach Tyler Wingard has been named a Coaching Education Committee member in charge of Level 1 Schools by United States Track and Field.


Valpo Places Three on All-Conference Squad

Three track and field athletes from Valparaiso University earned All Mid-Continent Conference Team honors following the conference Indoor Championships held this past weekend.


Goodrick Sets School Mark as Valpo Finishes Fifth at Mid-Con Championships

Todd Goodrick (Rochester Hills, Mich./Rochester H.S.) set a new school record in the shot put helping to lead Valparaiso to a fifth place finish at the Mid-Continent Conference Indoor Championships which concluded Tuesday in Flagstaff, Ariz.


Powell Sets Two School Marks on Day One of Mid-Con

Elliot Powell (Orange, Calif./Santa Ana H.S.) set a pair of school records to lead Valparaiso into fourth place after the opening day of the Mid-Continent Conference Indoor Track and Field Championships held in Flagstaff, Ariz. on Monday.


Crusaders Finish Fifth at Chicagoland Championships

Valparaiso finished its final tune-up for the Mid-Continent Conference Championships with a fifth place finish at the Chicagoland Championships held in Romeoville, Ill. on Saturday.


Valpo Ninth at DePauw Invitational

Valparaiso finished in ninth place in a field of 18 teams on Saturday at the DePauw Invitational.


Larson Competes in Weight Throw at Meyo

Valparaiso University's Matt Larson (Arlington Heights, Ill./Saint Viator H.S.) was the lone Crusader to compete for the men on Friday evening at the Meyo Invitational held in Notre Dame, Ind.


Bell Sets School Mark at Redbird Invitational

Bryan Bell (Bellevue, Neb../East H.S.) set a new school record in the weight throw for Valparaiso on Saturday afternoon as the Crusaders competed in the Redbird Invitational in Bloomington, Ill.


Valpo Wins Chicago Invitational

Valparaiso posted its first victory of the 2005 indoor season on Saturday afternoon as the Crusaders took home top honors among the six schools at the Chicago Invitational.


Powell Earns Mid-Con Athlete of the Week Honor

Valparaiso University's Elliot Powell (Orange, Calif./Santa Ana H.S.) was named the Mid-Continent Conference Athlete of the Week after posting three top-three finishes at the Crusaders' season-opening meet this past weekend.


Valpo Opens with Third Place Finish at Carthage Invitational

Valparaiso's men's track and field team opened its 2005 indoor season on Saturday afternoon with a third place finish at the Carthage Division I Invitational held in Kenosha, Wis.


Valpo Men Tabbed Fourth in Mid-Con Preseason Poll

Valparaiso University's men's indoor track and field team has been picked to finish fourth in the Mid-Continent Conference for the 2005 season according to the preseason poll as selected by the league's head coaches.


Crusaders Announce 2005 Track and Field Schedule

Valparaiso University track and field coach Tyler Wingard has released his 2005 men's and women's track and field schedule for both the indoor and outdoor seasons.


Valpo's Level I School Cancelled, Official's Certification Course to Still be Held

The USATF Level I Coaches' Education School that was scheduled for October 22-24 at Valparaiso University has been cancelled. The Officials' Certification Courses scheduled for Sunday, October 24 at 2:30 p.m. will still be held though.


Valpo to Host Level I Coaching School and Officials Clinic

Valparaiso University will hold a USA Track and Field Level I Coaching School from October 22-24 and a USATF Officials Certification Course on Sunday, October 24 from 2:30-3:30 p.m.


Wierciak Named to CoSIDA Academic All-District Team

Valparaiso University's Adam Wierciak (Ottawa, Ill./Marquette H.S.) has been named to the College of Sports Information Directors (CoSIDA) Academic All-District V First Team for track and field.


Wingard Selected for NCAA Outdoor Track and Field YES Clinic

Valparaiso University head track and field coach Tyler Wingard has been selected to assist in conducting the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field YES Clinic to be held in Austin, Texas on June 12.


Goodrick and Bell Conclude Outdoor Season

Valparaiso University's Todd Goodrick (Rochester, Mich./Rochester H.S.) and Bryan Bell (Bellevue, Neb./Bellevue East H.S.) concluded the 2004 outdoor season on Thursday and Friday throwing at the North Central College Invitational.


Three Crusaders Earn Mid-Con All-Conference Accolades

Valparaiso University had three representatives named to the All Mid-Continent Conference Team for Men's Outdoor Track and Field following the completion of the league championships held last weekend.


Valpo Finishes Fourth at Mid-Con Outdoor Championships

Valparaiso University's men's track and field team finished in fourth place at the Mid-Continent Conference Outdoor Track and Field Championships, which concluded on Saturday in Cedar City, Utah.


Valpo Third Through Two Days at Mid-Con Championships

Valparaiso University will enter the final day of the Mid-Continent Conference Track and Field Championships in third place after totally 33.5 points through Friday's competition in Cedar City, Utah.


Bell Sets School Record on Day 1 of Mid-Con Championships

Valparaiso University's Bryan Bell (Bellevue, Neb./Bellevue East H.S.) set a new school record in the hammer throw on the opening day of the Mid-Continent Conference Outdoor Track and Field Championships held in Cedar City, Utah.


Crusaders Run at Butler Twilight in Final Mid-Con Tuneup

Valparaiso ran for the final time prior to the Mid-Continent Conference Championships on Friday and Saturday evenings at the Butler Twilight Invitational held in Indianapolis, Ind.


Crusader Depth Leads to Win at Puma Invitational

Valparaiso's depth paid off on Saturday afternoon as the Crusaders won the Puma Invitational by 70 points over runner-up St. Joseph's (Ind.) in Rensselaer, Ind.


Blume Finishes Fourth in Steeple at Big Ten Preview

Valparaiso University's Matt Blume (Logansport, Ind./Pioneer H.S.) finished in fourth place in the 3,000m steeplechase on Friday evening at the Big Ten Preview Invitational held in West Lafayette, Ind.


Valpo Finishes 7th at Miami Invitational

Valparaiso's men's track and field team finished in seventh place at the Miami Invitational held on Saturday afternoon in Oxford, Ohio.


Valpo Wins DePauw Quadrangular

Valparaiso came out victorious at the DePauw Quadrangular meet on Saturday afternoon in Greencastle, Ind. The Crusaders totalled 215 points, 23 more than runner-up DePauw's total of 192.


Crusaders Kick-Off Outdoor Season at Purdue Open

Valparaiso's men's track and field team opened up its 2004 outdoor campaign on Friday and Saturday afternoon at the Purdue Open held in West Lafayette, Ind.


Powell Concludes Valpo's Indoor Season

Valparaiso University's Elliot Powell (Orange, Calif./Santa Ana H.S.) brought the Crusaders' indoor track and field season to an end on Saturday, competing in the Alex Wilson Invitational held in Notre Dame, Ind.


Crusaders Place Five on All-Conference Team

Five members of Valparaiso University's men's track and field team earned All Mid-Continent Conference honors following the Mid-Con Indoor Championships held this past weekend.


Powell Sets Two Records at Mid-Con Championships

Elliot Powell (Orange, Calif./Santa Ana H.S.) set a pair of school records on Saturday afternoon helping lead Valparaiso to a fourth place finish at the Mid-Continent Conference Indoor Track and Field Championships held in Sterling, Ill.


Crusaders Fourth at Mid-Con Indoor Track Championships

Valparaiso University's men's track team is in fourth place after the first day of competition at the Mid-Continent Conference Indoor Track and Field Championships held Friday in Sterling, Ill.


Crusaders Race to Third Place Finish at Chicagoland Championships

Valparaiso University's men's track and field team turned in a third place showing out of 15 teams on Saturday afternoon at the Chicagoland Championships held in Romeoville, Ill.


Two School Marks Set at Pepsi Challenge; Two Compete at Iowa State

Valparaiso's men's track and field team set a pair of school records on Saturday afternoon at the Pepsi Challenge in Kenosha, Wis., while two individuals also competed for the Crusaders at the Iowa State Classic in Ames, Iowa.


Powell Honored by Mid-Con for Weekend Performance

Valparaiso University's Elliot Powell (Orange, Calif./Santa Ana H.S.) has been named the Mid-Continent Conference Indoor Track and Field Athlete of the Week following his stellar performance last weekend at the DePauw Tiger Invitational.


Powell Sets School Mark as Valpo Finishes 3rd at Tiger Invitational

Valparaiso University's Elliot Powell (Orange Calif./Santa Ana H.S.) set a school record in the 200m dash helping to lead the Crusaders to a third place finish in the field of 22 at the Tiger Invitational in Greencastle, Ind. on Saturday.


Crusader Men Tabbed Fourth in Mid-Con Track and Field

The Valparaiso University men's track and field team has been selected in a fourth place tie in the Mid-Continent Conference Indoor Track and Field Championships preseason coaches poll.


Crusaders Earn Runner-up Finish at Chicago Invite

Valparaiso's men finished in second place at the Chicago Invitational on Saturday afternoon hosted by the University of Chicago.


Two School Marks Fall as Valpo Finishes Third at Carthage

Valparaiso University's men's track and field team set two new school records, including one meet record, as the Crusaders earned a third place finish in the eight team Carthage Division I Invitational held in Kenosha, Wis. on Saturday.


Crusaders Open Season at Lewis

Valparaiso's men's track and field team opened its 2003 season on Saturday afternoon, competing in the Lewis Opener, a non-scoring meet.


Valpo Releases Indoor Track and Field Schedule

Valparaiso University head track and field coach Tyler Wingard has announced his 2004 indoor track and field schedule.


Valpo to Host Level I Coaching School

Valparaiso University will hold a USA Track and Field Level I Coaching School from November 28-30 which will be led by Crusader head coach Tyler Wingard and assistant coach Aimee Dawson.


Dawson Named Assistant Track and Field Coach at Valpo

Aimee Dawson has been named a new assistant track and field coach at Valparaiso University by head coach Tyler Wingard.


Schmautz Places 22nd in the Javelin at NCAA Regionals

Valparaiso University freshman Kristopher Schmautz (Missoula, Mont./Hellgate H.S.) finished in 22nd place in the javelin on Saturday afternoon at the NCAA Mideast Regionals held in Columbus, Ohio.


Crague Places 17th in 5,000m at NCAA Regional

Valparaiso University's Aaron Crague (Schererville, Ind./Lake Central H.S.) finished in 17th place at the NCAA Mideast Regional on Friday evening in Columbus, Ohio.


Crague Earns Verizon District V Honors

Valparaiso University's Aaron Crague (Schererville, Ind./Lake Central H.S.) has been named to the 2003 Verizon Academic All-District V Team for track and field and cross country.


Schmautz Named Mid-Con Newcomer of the Year;

Valparaiso University's Kristopher Schmautz (Missoula, Mont./Hellgate H.S.) was named the Mid-Continent Conference Newcomer of the Year and six Crusaders were named to the All-Conference Team following the completion of the Mid-Continent Conference Track and Field Championships.


Three Victories Lead Crusaders to Highest Finish in School History

The Valparaiso University men's track and field team recorded three victories on the final day of competition to help lead the Crusaders to a fourth place finish at the Mid-Continent Conference Outdoor Track and Field Championships held in Macomb, Ill. on Saturday. Valpo's place is its highest outdoor finish in school history.


Valpo Men Move into Fourth after Strong Showing on Day Two at Mid-Con Championships

Spurred on by second place finishes in both the decathlon and the long jump, the Valparaiso University men's track and field team moved up into fourth place on Friday, after two days of the Mid-Continent Conference Championships being held in Macomb, Ill.


Larson Sets School Record, Decathletes in Hunt on Day One of Mid-Con Championships

The Valparaiso men's track and field team set a new school record in the hammer throw and the Crusaders have a decathlete in contention after one day of the Mid-Continent Conference Outdoor Track and Field Championships held in Macomb, Ill.


Crusaders Divide Squad in Final Conference Tune-up

The Valparaiso University men's track and field team competed for the final time prior to the Mid-Continent Conference Championships on Saturday afternoon, splitting the team between the Butler Twilight meet and the Puma Invitational in Rensselaer, Ind.


Nunnelly Named Mid-Con Athlete of the Week in Men's Track and Field

Valparaiso University's Nate Nunnelly (Valparaiso, Ind./Valparaiso H.S.) has been named the Mid-Continent Conference Athlete of the Week in men's track and field following his victory at the Boilermaker Open on Saturday.


Nunnelly Wins 800m Run at Boilermaker Open

Valparaiso University's Nate Nunnelly (Valparaiso, Ind./Valparaiso H.S.) won the 800m run on Saturday afternoon at the Boilermaker Open in West Lafayette, Ind. going away. The red-shirt junior broke the tape in a time of 1:53.73, more than two seconds in front of his nearest competitor in the non-scoring meet for the second fastest time in school history.


Crague Places 10th at Drake Relays

Valparaiso University's Aaron Crague (Schererville, Ind./Lake Central H.S.) earned a tenth place finish in the 5,000m run at the Drake Relays on Thursday evening in DesMoines, Iowa.


Crusaders Finish 7th at Pacesetter Invitational

The Valparaiso men's track and field team finished in seventh place at the Pacesetter Invitational on Saturday afternoon held in Terre Haute Ind.


Nunnelly Wins 1500m as Valpo Finishes 5th at Miami Invitational

Nate Nunnelly (Valparaiso, Ind./Valparaiso H.S.) won the 1500m run on Saturday afternoon at the Miami Invitational to help Valparaiso to a fifth place finish as a team in Oxford, Ohio.


Valpo Men Picked Fourth for Outdoor Season

The Valparaiso University men's track and field team has been selected to finish fourth in the Mid-Continent Conference for the outdoor season according to the preseason poll conducted by the league's head coaches.


Valparaiso Wins DePauw Quadrangular

The Valparaiso University men's track and field team won a quadrangular meet on Saturday afternoon in Greencastle, Ind. The Crusaders tallied 213 points to outdistance runner-up DePauw (176 pts.) and Indiana Wesleyan (174 pts.). Butler was fourth with 88 points.


Crague Named Mid-Con Athlete of the Week

Valparaiso University's Aaron Crague (Schererville, Ind./Lake Central H.S.) has been named the Mid-Continent Conference Men's Track and Field Athlete of the Week the league announced today.


Valpo Opens Outdoor Season at Purdue Open

The Valparaiso men's track and field team opened its 2003 outdoor season on Friday and Saturday at the Purdue Open in West Lafayette, Ind.


Crague Sets School Record, Qualifies for NCAA Mideast Regional Championships

Aaron Crague (Schererville, Ind./Lake Central H.S.) opened the outdoor track and field season in record-setting fashion over the weekend at the Stanford Invitational, setting a new Valparaiso University school record while qualifying for the NCAA Mideast Regional Championships to be held at the end of May.


Nunnelly and Crague Compete at Alex Wilson Invite

The Valparaiso men's track and field team concluded its 2003 indoor season on Saturday afternoon with a pair of student-athletes competing at the Alex Wilson Invitational in Notre Dame, Ind.


Valpo has Six Athletes Named All Mid-Con in Indoor Track and Field

Six athletes on the Valparaiso University men's track and field team were named to the All Mid-Continent Conference Team for the indoor season following their performances at the weekend's conference championships.


Nunnelly Wins Mile as Crusaders Finish Fourth at Mid-Con Indoor Championships

Nate Nunnelly (Valparaiso, Ind./Valparaiso H.S.) won the mile and finished third in the 800m run leading Valparaiso to a fourth place finish at the Mid-Continent Conference Indoor Track and Field Championships on Saturday afternoon in Sterling, Ill.


Crague Wins 3,000m and Larson Sets School Record on Day One of Mid-Con Championships

Valparaiso University's Aaron Crague (Schererville, Ind./Lake Central H.S.) became the Mid-Continent Conference champion in the 3,000m run on Friday evening as the first day of the conference championships concluded in Sterling, Ill.


Two School Records Set at Chicagoland Championships

The Valparaiso men's track and field team earned a tie for ninth place while setting two school records at the Chicagoland Championships on Saturday afternoon in Romeoville, Ill. in the team's final tune-up for next week's conference championships.


Valpo Men Race at Canon Invitational

Several members of the Valparaiso track and field team took to the oval on Saturday afternoon at the Canon Invitational in Indianapolis.


Larson Sets School Record in Weight Throw at Lewis

Valparaiso's Matt Larson (Arlington Heights, Ill./St. Viator H.S.) set a new school record in the weight throw as the Crusaders competed at the Lewis Series Meet on Friday evening in Romeoville, Ill.


Crague Earns Mid-Con's Weekly Honor

Valparaiso University's Aaron Crague (Schererville, Ind./Lake Central H.S.) has been named the Mid-Continent Conference men's Indoor Track and Field Athlete of the Week following his performance at the Meyo Invitational on Saturday.


Nunnelly Sets School Record at Meyo Invitational

Valparaiso University's Nate Nunnelly (Valparaiso, Ind./Valparaiso H.S.) set a new school record in the 800m, while teammate Aaron Crague (Schererville, Ind./Lake Central H.S.) finished seventh in the 3,000m run on Saturday afternoon at the Meyo Invitational held in Notre Dame, Ind.


Nunnelly and Crague both Post Wins at AllTel Classic

Valparaiso's Nate Nunnelly (Valparaiso, Ind./Valparaiso H.S.) and Aaron Crague (Shererville, Ind./Lake Central H.S.) each posted event victories on Saturday as the Crusaders competed at the AllTel Classic in Findlay, Ohio.


Valpo's Distance Medley Finishes Second on Opening Day of AllTel Classic

The Valparaiso University distance medley finished in second place on day one of the AllTel Classic held in Findlay, Ohio on Friday evening.


Crusaders Compete at Stan Lyons Open

Valparaiso's men's track and field team competed at the Stan Lyons Open on Saturday afternoon in Indianapolis in an unscored competition.


Crusader Men Earn Top-Four Finish at Carthage

The Valparaiso men's team earned a finish in the top half of the standings at the Carthage Division I Invitational on Saturday afternoon with their fourth place finish.


Crusader Men Tabbed Sixth in Pre-Season Indoor Poll

The Valparaiso University men's team was picked sixth in the Mid-Continent Conference preseason indoor track and field poll as selected by the conference head coaches.


Larson Opens Season with School Record

Matt Larson (Arlington Heights, Ill./St. Viator H.S.) opened the track and field season by setting a school record in the weight throw on Saturday afternoon at the Lewis Season Opener held in Romeoville, Ill.


Valpo Releases 2002-03 Track and Field Schedule

Valparaiso University track and field coach Tyler Wingard has released his 2002-2003 indoor and outdoor track and field schedules.


USA Track & Field Awards Level I School to Valparaiso University

USA Track & Field has awarded a Level I Coaching Education School to Valparaiso University November 29th through December 1st. Head track and field coach Tyler Wingard will lead the school.