Eric Carothers (Fishers, Ind./Hamilton Southeastern) provided the highlight of the day as the Valparaiso University men’s and women’s cross country teams traveled to Evansville, Ind. to compete in the Missouri Valley Conference Cross Country Championships on Wednesday.
The Valparaiso University track & field and cross country teams were in action this weekend, tuning up for their respective conference championships. Valpo received numerous standout performances on Saturday as the distance runners participated in the GVSU Big Meet hosted by Grand Valley State University in Allendale, Mich., while the remainder of the squad made its way to Terre Haute, Ind. for the Indiana State Invitational.
Valparaiso University men’s distance runner Dominic Paoletti (Monroe, Mich. / Monroe St. Mary) was recognized for his noteworthy start to the season on Wednesday when he was named the Missouri Valley Conference Male Track Athlete of the Week.
The Valparaiso University distance runners competed in the Bill Clinger Classic on Friday afternoon at Grand Valley State University in Allendale, Mich., opening up a unique spring semester of competition for the track and field and cross country programs.
Valparaiso University men’s cross country junior Ignacio Veloz Bonilla (San Juan, P.R. / American Military Academy) was recognized by the Missouri Valley Conference on Wednesday as the featured student-athlete in the latest edition of the league’s weekly scholar-athlete spotlight.
Whether it’s on the course, in the classroom or in the community, Ignacio Veloz Bonilla knows only one way to approach his time at Valparaiso University — with an unwavering work ethic.
Based on continuing uncertainty around the ability to play full-season league schedules safely amid the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as the lack of a fall NCAA championship opportunity, the Missouri Valley Conference has announced the postponement of Conference schedules and championships in MVC-sponsored fall sports.