2009-10 Men's Track & Field
Nick Babbitt Throws
Chris Bednarczyk Distance
Nathan Bluhm Distance
Blane Bowen Distance
Wally Bradford Distance
Chris Bradley Sprints
Keith Button Distance
David Carter Distance
Taylor Deloye Sprints
Nick Fagan Distance
Bryan Gill Distance
Joel Hartenberger Distance
Chris Hovan Jumps
Joe Johnson Distance
Pat Johnson Distance
Mike Kash Sprints
Chris Lechner Distance
Vince Liuzzo Multis
Jarrett Mickens Jumps/Sprints
Mack Morris Distance
Jordan Piaskowy Distance
Alex Rahn Hurdles
Andrew Rixon Throws
Bill Rixon Throws
Ryan Ruppel Sprints
Caleb Schmal Distance
Derek Schnake Distance
Steve Schubert Jumps
Eric Slenk Sprints
Joe Spitzzeri Sprints
Ryan Stegenga Throws
Charlie Walesa Jumps
Full Roster
Derek Schnake

Derek Schnake

EVENTS Distance
YR. So./So./So.
HOMETOWN Chicago, Ill.
HIGH SCHOOL (PREV. SCHOOL) Lincoln Park

2009 (Track and Field): Competed in middle distance events for the Crusaders as a freshman … posted top time indoors of 2:10.97 in the 800m run … best efforts outdoors were 2:03.43 in the 800m run and 4:22.87 in the 1,500m run … named to the Horizon League Academic Honor Roll both semesters.

2008 (Cross Country): Competed twice for the Crusaders as a freshman ... opened career at Crusader Open ... also ran for Valpo at Evansville Invitational, covering 8K course in 28:30.61.

Prep: A four-year letterwinner on the track for the Lions ... qualified for Illinois state championship meet in four different events over three seasons ... holds school record in the 800m run and was part of the school record-setting 4x800m relay squad ... took conference title at 2007 indoor meet in 3,200m run ... also earned four letters in cross country ... named to the All-City cross country team.

Personal: Derek is the son of Dan Schnake, Josephine Pangilinan and Mark Brunner ... major is English ... has earned Presidential academic honors during his time at Valpo … born April 29, 1990.