The Valparaiso University men’s and women’s cross country teams had their first road trip of the 2018-19 season on Friday as they traveled to Peoria, Ill. to compete in the Bradley Intercollegiate. The men were highlighted by a pair of Top 10 finishes, including a 10th-place finish by freshman Ignacio Veloz-Bonilla (San Juan, P.R./American Military Academy) and a fifth-place finish by redshirt junior Alexander Bruno (Bloomington, Ill./University). In the women’s race, Valpo was led by junior Katherine Germann (Cincinnati, Ohio/Finneytown), who finished 10th overall, as well as freshman Sarah Messerschmidt (Tower Lakes, Ill./Barrington), who finished 19th on the evening.
The Valparaiso University men’s and women’s cross country teams began their 2018 campaign by hosting the 30th annual Crusader Open at Sunset Hills Farm on Friday. A pair of Crusaders highlighted the Top 15 in both races.
The Valparaiso University men’s and women’s cross country teams have a distinct sense of optimism and confidence heading into their second season as members of the Missouri Valley Conference.
The Valparaiso University cross country team has unveiled its schedule for the 2018 season.