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Chris Hovan
2009-10 Men's Track & Field
EVENTS
Jumps
YR.
So./Fr./Fr.
HOMETOWN
Elkhart, Ind.
HIGH SCHOOL (PREV. SCHOOL)
Elkhart Christian
Chris Hovan

2010: Saw action in the long and triple jumps during both the indoor and outdoor seasons … earned a pair of top-ten finishes in the triple jump in the indoor campaign, including ninth place at the Horizon League Indoor Championships with a jump of 39’7¾” … one of Valpo’s top long jumpers in the outdoor season with a jump of 19’6” at the Boilermaker Invitational … ended season with 10th place finishes in both the long and triple jumps at the Horizon League Outdoor Championships … finished outdoor campaign with personal-bests in the long jump (19’8¼”) and the triple jump (40’9”).

Prep: Competed in track and field for the Eagles ... a three-time First Team All-Conference honoree ... also once earned Second Team All-Conference accolades ... set school record as a senior in the long jump (20’2 ½”) ... also part of record-setting 4x100m relay squad (47.12) as a sophomore ... earned four letters in basketball and one in soccer as well ... received team’s Best Offense award as a sophomore and Best Defense award as a senior on the hardwood ... class salutatorian ... a member of National Honor Society.

Personal:
Chris is the son of Michael and Rebecca Hovan ... major is physical education – teacher education ... has earned Presidential academic honors during his time at Valpo ... born October 27, 1989.

2009-10 Men's Track & Field
Nick BabbittThrows5th/Sr./Sr.
Chris BednarczykDistanceJr./Jr./So.
Nathan BluhmDistanceFr./Fr./Fr.
Blane BowenDistanceSo./So./Fr.
Wally BradfordDistanceFr./Fr./Fr.
Chris BradleySprintsFr./Fr./Fr.
Keith ButtonDistanceJr./So./So.
David CarterDistanceSr./Jr./Jr.
Taylor DeloyeSprintsSo./Fr./Fr.
Nick FaganDistanceSo./Fr./So.
Bryan GillDistance5th/Sr./Sr.
Joel HartenbergerDistanceJr./Jr./Jr.
Chris HovanJumpsSo./Fr./Fr.
Joe JohnsonDistanceFr./Fr./Fr.
Pat JohnsonDistanceSo./Fr./Fr.
Mike KashSprintsFr./Fr./Fr.
Chris LechnerDistanceSr./Jr./Sr.
Vince LiuzzoMultisSo./So./So.
Jarrett MickensJumps/SprintsJr./Jr./Jr.
Mack MorrisDistanceSo./So./Fr.
Jordan PiaskowyDistanceSo./So./So.
Alex RahnHurdlesFr./Fr./Fr.
Andrew RixonThrowsFr./Fr./Fr.
Bill RixonThrowsSo./So./So.
Ryan RuppelSprintsJr./Jr./Jr.
Caleb SchmalDistanceSo./So./So.
Derek SchnakeDistanceSo./So./So.
Steve SchubertJumpsJr./Jr./Jr.
Eric SlenkSprintsFr./Fr./Fr.
Joe SpitzzeriSprintsFr./Fr./Fr.
Ryan StegengaThrowsFr./Fr./Fr.
Charlie WalesaJumpsFr./Fr./Fr.
M Track Chicagoland Championships Romeoville, Ill.
Apr 11 5th/17 (20)
W Track Chicagoland Championships Romeoville, Ill.
Apr 11 9th/18 (12)
M Tennis Valpo 5 Detroit, Mich.
Apr 11 Detroit 2
Baseball Youngstown State 7 Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 11 Valpo 10
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)
Apr 12 3rd/6 (335); 4th/6 (350)
M Golf Bluegrass Invitational Lexington, Ky. (University Club Big Blue Course)
Apr 12 t-7th/13 (588)
M Soccer St. Joseph's College Eastgate Field
Apr 12, 10:00 a.m. Valpo
Baseball Youngstown State 1 Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 12, 10:00 a.m. Valpo 13
Softball Cleveland State 3 VU Softball Field
Apr 12, 10:00 a.m. Valpo 2
Volleyball Western Michigan/Butler/Eastern Michigan ARC
Apr 12, 1:45 p.m. Valpo
Softball Cleveland State 4 VU Softball Field
Apr 12, 1:45 p.m. Valpo 6
Baseball Youngstown State 12 Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 12, 1:45 p.m. Valpo 4
W Tennis Valpo 1 Detroit, Mich.
Apr 12, 1:45 p.m. Detroit 6
M Soccer Benedictine Brown Field
Apr 12, 4:00 p.m. Valpo
W Soccer Haitian National Team Brown Field
Apr 12, 7:00 p.m. Valpo
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
W Tennis Valpo 1 Rochester, Mich.
Apr 13 Oakland 6
M Tennis Valpo 1 Notre Dame, Ind.
Apr 13 #12 Notre Dame 6
W Tennis Valpo 0 Chicago, Ill.
Apr 14 Chicago State 7
M Tennis Valpo 7 Homewood, Ill.
Apr 15 Chicago State 0
Baseball Valpo CCD
Apr 15 Toledo
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 7 Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 18 Valpo 0
W Track DePaul Invitational Chicago, Ill.
Apr 19
M Golf Wolfpack Spring Open Raleigh, N.C. (Lonnie Poole Golf Course)
Apr 19 CCD
M Track DePaul Invitational Chicago, Ill.
Apr 19
W Tennis Cleveland State 7 Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 19 Valpo 0
Softball Oakland 1 VU Softball Field
Apr 19 Valpo 2
Baseball Valpo 0 Milwaukee, Wis.
Apr 19 Milwaukee 5
Softball Oakland 4 8 inn.
Apr 19 Valpo 2
M Tennis Cleveland State 5 Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 19 Valpo 2
M Golf Wolfpack Spring Open Raleigh, N.C. (Lonnie Poole Golf Course)
Apr 20
Baseball Kalamazoo Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 21, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
Baseball Ohio Northern Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 22, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
Softball Valpo Macomb, Ill.
Apr 22, 3:00 p.m. Western Illinois
Softball Valpo Macomb, Ill.
Apr 22, 5:00 p.m. Western Illinois
Softball Valpo Notre Dame, Ind.
Apr 24, 5:00 p.m. Notre Dame
M 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
Softball Valpo Dayton, Ohio
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
Softball IUPUI VU Softball Field
Apr 29, 5:00 p.m. Valpo