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Crusader Men Earn Top-Four Finish at Carthage

Saturday, January 18, 2003

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.

The Crusaders tallied 86 points in Kenosha, Wis., trailing third place Wisconsin-Milwaukee by just seven. Marquette won the meet with 134 points, followed by DePaul with 127 points.

The Brown and Gold got scoring in virtually every facet of the meet on Saturday, something that did not always happen last year.

In the sprints, freshman Scott Hill (Goshen, Ind./Northwood H.S.) turned in a third place finish in the 55m dash with a time of 6.67 seconds. Teammate Raphael Awoseyin (Port Harcourt, Rivers, Nigeria/Greater Tomorrow H.S.) then placed fourth in the 200m dash, crossing the finish line in 23.07 seconds. The junior's mark was the second best in Valparaiso school history.

Nathaniel Noon (Birmingham, Ala./John Carroll H.S.) and Sean Barfield (University Place, Wash./Curtis H.S.) both added to the Crusaders point total in the 55m hurdles. Noon earned a third place finish with a time of 8.19 seconds, while Barfield was fifth just .18 seconds behind his teammate.

The Crusaders distance squad helped the team's cause as well. Aaron Crague (Schererville, Ind./Lake Central H.S.) finished fourth in the 3,000m run as he crossed the line in a time of 8:42.87. Valpo then took third, fourth, and fifth in the 5,000m. Doug Brown (Bluffton, Ohio/Allen East H.S.) crossed the line first for the Brown and Gold with a time of 15:51.64, just 11 seconds behind the leader. Adam Piaskowy (Crete, Ill./Monee H.S.) was less than two seconds behind Brown, and Rick Wenger (Belvidere, Ill./Belvidere H.S.) completed the trio.

The Valpo distance medley relay placed second earning eight more points toward the team total as Matt Blume (Logansport, Ind./Pioneer H.S.), Nate Nunnelly (Valparaiso, Ind./Valparaiso H.S.), Jed Reisetter (Lewiston, Minn./Lewiston-Altura H.S.), and Crague finished the race in 10:45.71, 12 seconds behind DePaul.

On the infield, the Crusader field event athletes had a strong meet as well. Matt Larson (Arlington Heights, Ill./St. Viator H.S.) finished third in the weight throw with a mark of 44'7". Teammate Todd Goodrick (Rochester Hills, Mich./Rochester H.S.) placed sixth in the event with a heave of 42'2".

Goodrick was Valpo's top shot putter on the afternoon, finishing fourth with a throw of 42'8 ". Jeff Swihart (Wakarusa, Ind./Northwood H.S.) also scored for the Brown and Gold with his sixth place finish (40'7").

In the jumps, Joshua Lee (Yellow Jacket, Colo./Montezuma-Cortez H.S.) finished fifth in the long jump with a leap of 20'5", while Reed Williams (Scottsdale, Ariz./Charparral H.S.) and Brandon Schreve (Plainfield, Ill./Plainfield H.S.) each cleared 11'5 " in the pole vault to finish fourth and fifth respectively.

The Crusaders will return to the track next Saturday at the Stan Lyons Invitational in Indianapolis. The first event is scheduled to begin at noon CST.
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Apr 11 9th/18 (12)
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Baseball Youngstown State 7 Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 11 Valpo 10
M Track Chicagoland Championships Romeoville, Ill.
Apr 12 6th/20 (48)
W Track Chicagoland Championships Romeoville, Ill.
Apr 12 6th/20 (60.50)
W Golf Crusader/Jaguar Challenge Valparaiso, Ind. (The Course at Aberdeen)
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M Soccer St. Joseph's College Eastgate Field
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Baseball Youngstown State 1 Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 12, 10:00 a.m. Valpo 13
Softball Cleveland State 3 VU Softball Field
Apr 12, 10:00 a.m. Valpo 2
Volleyball Western Michigan/Butler/Eastern Michigan ARC
Apr 12, 1:45 p.m. Valpo
Softball Cleveland State 4 VU Softball Field
Apr 12, 1:45 p.m. Valpo 6
Baseball Youngstown State 12 Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 12, 1:45 p.m. Valpo 4
W Tennis Valpo 1 Detroit, Mich.
Apr 12, 1:45 p.m. Detroit 6
M Soccer Benedictine Brown Field
Apr 12, 4:00 p.m. Valpo
W Soccer Haitian National Team Brown Field
Apr 12, 7:00 p.m. Valpo
M Golf Bluegrass Invitational Lexington, Ky. (University Club Big Blue Course)
Apr 13 t-6th/13 (895)
W Golf Crusader/Jaguar Challenge Valparaiso, Ind. (The Course at Aberdeen)
Apr 13 2nd/6 (657); 5th/6 (692)
Softball Cleveland State 6 8 inn.
Apr 13 Valpo 7
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Apr 13 Oakland 6
M Tennis Valpo 1 Notre Dame, Ind.
Apr 13 #12 Notre Dame 6
W Tennis Valpo 0 Chicago, Ill.
Apr 14 Chicago State 7
M Tennis Valpo 7 Homewood, Ill.
Apr 15 Chicago State 0
Baseball Valpo CCD
Apr 15 Toledo
M Track Cougar Invitational River Forest, Ill.
Apr 17 No Team Score
W Track Cougar Invitational River Forest, Ill.
Apr 17 No Team Score
Baseball Valpo 4 Milwaukee, Wis.
Apr 17 Milwaukee 0
M Tennis Youngstown State 1 Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 18 Valpo 6
Baseball Valpo 0 Milwaukee, Wis.
Apr 18 Milwaukee 3
Softball Oakland 3 VU Softball Field
Apr 18 Valpo 11
W Tennis Youngstown State Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 18, 4:00 p.m. Valpo
W Track DePaul Invitational Chicago, Ill.
Apr 19
M Golf Wolfpack Spring Open Raleigh, N.C. (Lonnie Poole Golf Course)
Apr 19
M Track DePaul Invitational Chicago, Ill.
Apr 19
W Tennis Cleveland State Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 19, 10:00 a.m. Valpo
Softball Oakland VU Softball Field
Apr 19, 12:00 p.m. Valpo
Baseball Valpo Milwaukee, Wis.
Apr 19, 1:00 p.m. Milwaukee
Softball Oakland VU Softball Field
Apr 19, 2:00 p.m. Valpo
M Tennis Cleveland State Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 19, 2:00 p.m. Valpo
M Golf Wolfpack Spring Open Raleigh, N.C. (Lonnie Poole Golf Course)
Apr 20
Baseball Kalamazoo Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 21, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
Baseball Ohio Northern Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 22, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
Softball Valpo Macomb, Ill.
Apr 22, 3:00 p.m. Western Illinois
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Apr 22, 5:00 p.m. Western Illinois
Softball Valpo Notre Dame, Ind.
Apr 24, 5:00 p.m. Notre Dame
M Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 25
M Tennis Valpo Ann Arbor, Mich.
Apr 25 Horizon League Tournament
M Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 25
W Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 25
W Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 25
Baseball UIC Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 25, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
M Tennis Valpo Ann Arbor, Mich.
Apr 26, 3:00 p.m. Horizon League Tournament
M Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 26
W Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 26
W Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 26
M Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 26
Baseball UIC Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 26, 12:00 p.m. Valpo
Softball Valpo Dayton, Ohio
Apr 26, 12:00 p.m. Wright State
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Apr 26, 2:00 p.m. Wright State
M Tennis Valpo Ann Arbor, Mich.
Apr 27, 2:00 p.m. Horizon League Tournament
M Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 27
W Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 27
Softball Valpo Dayton, Ohio
Apr 27, 12:00 p.m. Wright State
Baseball UIC Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 27, 12:00 p.m. Valpo
Baseball Western Michigan Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 29, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
Softball IUPUI VU Softball Field
Apr 29, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
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Apr 29, 5:00 p.m. Valpo