Bruno Breaks Another School Record in Season Finale
Friday, November 9, 2018
Bruno Breaks Another School Record in Season Finale
Alexander Bruno broke another school record on Friday.

After lowering his own record in the 8K at the Missouri Valley Conference Championship last weekend, redshirt junior Alexander Bruno (Bloomington, Ill. / University) set another school record — this time in the 10K — at the NCAA Great Lakes Regional on Friday.

How It Happened

  • Bruno capped off a remarkable fall with another tremendous performance in Terre Haute, recording a 31:54.4 that put him in the Top 40. As was the case with his record-breaking 8K performance at the Greater Louisville Classic back in September, Saturday’s time eclipsed a 17-year old record, both previously held by Aaron Crague (31:56.4 on Nov. 10, 2001 at NCAA Regional).
  • After missing the first half of the season, redshirt junior Jack Mader (Granger, Ind./Penn) responded by putting together three solid performances to close out the year. He was the second Valpo runner to cross the finish, getting the job done in 33:01.8.
  • Sophomore Dominic Paoletti (Monroe, Mich./Monroe St. Mary) also progressed significantly throughout the season. He finished just over 20 seconds after Mader, stopping the clock at 33:23.6.
  • Junior Victor Fortin (East Peoria, Ill./Peoria Notre Dame) finished the season strong as well, rounding out the top four runners for Valpo. Fortin finished in 34:03.4.
  • In the women’s race, junior Katherine Germann (Cincinnati, Ohio/Finneytown) wrapped up a fantastic season of her own, completing the 6K circuit in 22:44.8, just a few seconds behind her 22:32.7 finish at the Bradley Pink Classic back in October, which put her at sixth in program history in the event.
  • For the fourth consecutive meet, sophomore Sarah Caesar (Fox River Grove, Ill./Cary-Grove) finished second on the team, doing so in 24:26.6 on Friday.
  • Freshman Maranda Donahue and junior Taylor Justison (Chatham, Ill./Glenwood) (Delton, Mich./Delton-Kellogg) finished right next to each other, placing third and fourth for Valpo, stopping the clock in 25:31.8 and 25:39.9, respectively.