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Crusaders Close Out Season at Great Lakes Regional
Chris Honig led the Crusaders at the Great Lakes Regional.
Chris Honig led the Crusaders at the Great Lakes Regional.

Saturday, November 11, 2006

The Valparaiso men's cross country team closed out its 2006 campaign Saturday morning at the NCAA Great Lakes Regional in Bowling Green, Ohio, registering 701 points for a 25th place finish.

Chris Honig (Glen Ellyn, Ill./Glenbard South [Indiana]) led the Crusaders with a 113th place finish, covering the ten-kilometer course in 33:56.27. Honig paced the Valpo squad in each of its six races this season.

Following Honig was Leandro Schultz (Valleyview, Ohio/Brecksville-Broadview Heights), who placed 121st with a time of 34:05.77. The finish marked an improvement of 69 places for Schultz over his finish at last year's regional meet.

Jim Turchyn (Batesville, Ind./Batesville) was the next Crusader to cross the line, finishing the race in 34:43.53, good for 149th place. Adriano Schultz (Brecksville, Ohio/Brecksville-Broadview Heights) followed in 157th place, covering the course in 34:53.27, while Jordan Stanfill (Goshen, Ind./Goshen) closed out the Valpo scoring, hitting the line in 34:58.53 for a 161st place finish.

Eastern Michigan's Corey Nowitzke took individual top honors, as the senior covered the 10K in 30:57.94. Wisconsin ran away with the team championship, recording just 52 points for the title. The Crusaders defeated six teams, including four future Horizon League foes.