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Andrew Rixon
2012-13 Men's Track & Field
Deerfield, Ill.
Andrew Rixon


2011: Competed in the shot put and weight throw during the indoor season … also threw hammer and javelin in addition to shot put and weight throw during outdoor competition … finished fifth with a distance of 45’11 ¼” in the shot put and seventh with a distance of 48’11 ½” in the weight throw at the Horizon League Indoor Championship … performed at the Stan Lyon Invitational in the shot put (42’11”), hammer throw (141’4”), and javelin (147’7”) … paced Valpo at the 2012 Chicagoland Championships in the discus throw with a distance of 121’4”.

2010: Competed in shot put and weight throw during indoor season … also threw discus and hammer along with shot put during outdoor campaign … led Valpo in shot put during indoor (44’8¼”) and outdoor seasons (42’3¼”) … second-best thrower on the team indoors in the weight throw, recording a toss of 42’10¼” at the Horizon League Indoor Championships to earn tenth place… ranked among Valpo’s top throwers in the hammer at the Aquinas Open, finishing with a season-high 139’10” … posted a career-best 135’5” in the discus for an eighth place finish at the Horizon League Outdoor Championships.

Prep: A three-year letterwinner for the Warriors ... won regional and sectional titles in the shot put in 2008 ... qualified for state meet as a sophomore and as a junior ... won conference championship in the shot put indoors as a senior and outdoors as a sophomore and as a senior ... posted PRs of 53’7" in the shot put and 142’0" in the discus ... also earned four letters in wrestling and two letters in football ... a two-time regional and conference champion on the mat ... named conference MVP on the mat as a senior ... twice qualified for state wrestling meet ... holds Warriors’ all-time pins record ... a two-time All-Conference and All-Area selection on the gridiron.

Personal: Andrew is the son of John and Barbara Rixon ... major is civil engineering ... named to Valpo's Dean's List ... born March 7, 1991.


2012-13 Men's Track & Field
Kevin AdamikSprintsSo./So./So.
Alexander AhlgrimFr./Fr./Fr.
Drew BakerSprintsSo./So./So.
Nathan BluhmDistanceSr./Jr./Jr.
Wally BradfordMid-DistanceSr./Jr./Sr.
Chad BrooksDistanceFr./Fr./Fr.
Andrew ButtsJr./So./So.
Sean CareyJumpsJr./Jr./Jr.
Josh CarowSprintsSo./So./So.
Logan CoanSprintsJr./Jr./So.
Tyler CrumSprintsSo./So./So.
Mickey DelcambreSprintsJr./Jr./Jr.
Zachary DigrindakisFr./Fr./Fr.
Jacob FreyThrowsSo./So./So.
Nathan GafkjenFr./Fr./Fr.
Henry GamamouSprintsJr./So./Fr.
Jeremy GetzJumpsSo./So./So.
Antwon HatchettFr./Fr./Fr.
Chad HenkelSprintsJr./So./Jr.
Eric HickokDistanceSo./So./So.
Joe HolySprintsJr./Jr./Jr.
Joe JohnsonMid-DistanceSr./Sr./Sr.
Ethan Killian
Nick KowaleskiSprintsSo./So./So.
Eric LoriaDistanceSo./So./So.
Trace OstergrenDistanceSo./So./Fr.
Elijah Owen
Austin PalombizioDistanceFr./Fr./Fr.
Mike PolzinFr./Fr./Fr.
Matthew PrzybylaMid-DistanceJr./Jr./Jr.
Barrett Rehm
Andrew RixonThrowsSr./Sr./Sr.
Pete RufoJumpsSo./So./So.
David RutkowskiDistanceSo./So./So.
Anthony SchalkFr./Fr./Fr.
Travis SimmonsJumpsJr./So./Jr.
Jacob Smutz
Christopher Sosnowski
Ryan StegengaThrowsSr./Sr./Sr.
Zach TrimbleFr./Fr./Fr.
David Tucker
Cory VanArnum
Alessandro Vasile
Charlie WalesaJumpsSr./Jr./Jr.
Andrew WhitmyerFr./Fr./Fr.
M Soccer Lake Forest Brown Field
Aug 23, 11:00 a.m. Valpo
M Soccer Lewis Brown Field
Aug 25, 7:00 p.m. Valpo
Football Valpo Macomb, Ill.
Aug 28, 6:00 p.m. Western Illinois
Volleyball Valpo Durham, N.C.
Aug 29, 3:00 p.m. Wofford
M Soccer Valpo Raleigh, N.C.
Aug 29, 6:00 p.m. North Carolina State
Volleyball Valpo Durham, N.C.
Aug 30, 2:00 p.m. Campbell
Volleyball Valpo Durham, N.C.
Aug 30, 6:00 p.m. North Carolina Central
M Soccer Valpo Davidson, N.C.
Aug 31, 3:00 p.m. Davidson
Volleyball IUPUI ARC
Sep 3, 7:00 p.m. Valpo
Volleyball Valpo Brookings, S.D.
Sep 5, 10:00 a.m. UMKC
Volleyball Valpo Brookings, S.D.
Sep 5, 5:00 p.m. Stephen F. Austin
W CC Crusader Open Sunset Hills Farm
Sep 5, 5:00 p.m.
M CC Crusader Open Sunset Hills Farm
Sep 5, 5:45 p.m.
Volleyball Valpo Brookings, S.D.
Sep 6, 2:00 p.m. South Dakota State
Football Saint Joseph's (Ind.) Brown Field
Sep 6, 7:00 p.m. Valpo
M Soccer Valpo Indianapolis, Ind.
Sep 9, 6:00 p.m. Butler