The Crusaders cross country teams announced the winners of their team awards on Tuesday. Jessica Richardson and David Rutkowski were named MVP's, Liz Bloy and Nathan Gafkjen were awarded Most Improved, and the trio of Eileen Carmignani, Michael Salguero and Adam Bruno were selected as the Coach's Award recipients.
The Crusaders cross country teams concluded their seasons today in Madison, Wis. at the NCAA Great Lakes Regional. Adam Bruno and David Rutkowski both set the third-best in Valpo history as they crossed the tape in 32:53.
Jessica Richardson and Liz Bloy garnered First-Team All-League honors with third and fifth placed finishes at the Horizon League Cross Country Championships on Saturday. Both the men and women finished in sixth place.
The Crusaders men's and women's cross country teams traveled north of the border this weekend to race in the Western Invitational. The Brown and Gold were paced by seniors Jessica Richardson and David Rutkowski.
Six-meet slate will send the Brown and Gold to Canada after opening weekend at Crusader Open on Sept. 5th; head coach Mike Straubel eyes top three finishes for both men's and women's squads as depth appears poised to emerge.