2011-12 Men's Track & Field
Kevin Adamik Sprints
Cy Badertscher Jumps
Drew Baker Sprints
Nathan Bluhm Distance
Wally Bradford Mid-Distance
Sean Carey Jumps
Josh Carow Sprints
Logan Coan Sprints
Tyler Crum Sprints
Mickey Delcambre Sprints
Nick Fagan Distance
Jacob Frey Throws
Henry Gamamou Sprints
Jeremy Getz Jumps
David Goad Throws
Kiefer Heiman Mid-Distance
Chad Henkel Sprints
Eric Hickok Distance
Joe Holy Sprints
Chris Hovan Jumps
Leandro Jaime Distance
Joe Johnson Mid-Distance
Pat Johnson Distance
Nick Kowaleski Sprints
Ricky Laskowski Sprints/Hurdles
Eric Loria Distance
Mack Morris Distance
Trace Ostergren Distance
Jordan Piaskowy Distance
Matthew Przybyla Mid-Distance
Andrew Rixon Throws
Bill Rixon Throws
Pete Rufo Jumps
David Rutkowski Distance
Derek Schnake Mid-Distance
Travis Simmons Jumps
Julian Smith Sprints
Ryan Stegenga Throws
Full Roster
Katie LaValley

Katie LaValley

POSITION Graduate Assistant


Katie LaValley begins her second season as part of the Valparaiso track and field coaching staff in 2012, working primarily with the Crusaders’ sprinters and hurdlers.

In her first season with the Crusader program, LaValley mentored Julian Smith, the Horizon League’s Running Newcomer of the Year at both the indoor and outdoor league championship meet.  Smith was an All-Horizon League honoree outdoors in the 100m dash in 2011 and broke school records indoors in both the 60m and 200m dashes.  He also posted times among Valpo’s all-time best outdoors in both the 100m and 200m dashes.

LaValley also helped a number of other Crusaders to post times among Valpo’s all-time best in her first season.  Logan Coan broke into the Crusaders’ all-time top-five in the 200m dash indoors, while Joe Holy moved into Valpo’s top-five in the 400m and 600m dashes indoors.  On the women’s side, LaValley helped Jorie Ballun to register the third-fastest 600m dash indoors in program history.

LaValley arrived at Valpo after an outstanding collegiate career at Michigan.  A former school record holder outdoors in the 400m hurdles and a member of the program’s record-setting 4x400m relay indoors, she earned All-American honors in 2009 as one-fourth of the Wolverines’ distance medley relay at the NCAA Indoor Championships which placed seventh.

LaValley, who also competed at the U.S. Olympic Trials in 2008, spent last season as an assistant coach at Forest Hills Central H.S. in Grand Rapids, Mich., assisting with the hurdles, sprints and relays.  A four-time Academic All-Big Ten honoree, she graduated from Michigan in May 2009 with a bachelor’s degree in movement science.