The Crusaders tallied 747 points on the morning for their 25th-place showing. Wisconsin took the overall team championship with 39 points, while Notre Dame’s Patrick Smyth won the individual title.
Chris Honig (Glen Ellyn, Ill./Glenbard South [Indiana]) led Valpo in his final race as a Crusader, completing the 10K course in 34:15.0, good for 115th place. Fellow senior Leandro Schultz (Valley View, Ohio/Brecksville-Broadview Heights) was the next Crusader across the line, coming home in 157th place with a time of 35:28.6.
Sophomore Joel Hartenberger (Albuquerque, N.M./Sandia) was the third Valpo runner to complete the race, covering the 10K in 35:35.5 for 159th place. Bryan Gill (Columbia City, Ind./Columbia City) placed 164th with a time of 35:42.3, while freshman Tyler Toll (LaPorte, Ind./LaPorte) closed out the Crusader scorers with a 170th place finish, crossing the line in 35:57.1.