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Crusaders Tabbed Fifth in Outdoor Preseason Poll

Friday, March 24, 2006

The Valparaiso men's track and field team has been picked to finish in fifth place at the Mid-Continent Conference Outdoor Championships, according to the preseason poll released today.

The Crusaders received 14 points in the voting, comprised of the league's seven head coaches. Oral Roberts was chosen to win the conference championship, with Southern Utah and Western Illinois close behind. UMKC, Valpo, Oakland, and Chicago State rounded out the voting.

The Mid-Con Outdoor Championships are slated to be held May 11-13 in Macomb, Ill.

2005-2006 Mid-Continent Conference Preseason Poll

Team Points
1. Oral Roberts 35 (5)
2. Southern Utah 32 (2)
3. Western Illinois 25
4. UMKC 22
5. Valparaiso 14
6. Oakland 11
7. Chicago State 8
(First place votes in parentheses)
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