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Richardson Again Leads the Pack as Valpo Women Place 21st at Bradley Classic; Men Finish 19th
Jessica Richardson crossed the finish line at 21:51 in the Bradley
Jessica Richardson crossed the finish line at 21:51 in the Bradley "Pink" 6K Classic Friday in Peoria.

Friday, October 18, 2013

Valparaiso women's cross country finished in 21st place at the Bradley "Pink" Classic Friday afternoon in Peoria, Illinois. Meanwhile, the men's team managed a 19th-place finish.

Just as she has all season, junior Jessica Richardson (Columbus, Ind./North) led all Crusaders. Richardson seized 32nd place out of 200 runners as she completed the 6K course in 21:51. Senior Claire Johnson (Eden Prairie, Minn./Eden Prairie) clocked in at 23:14 which earned her a 129th-place finish overall. Sophomore Dezzarae Arce (Orland Park, Ill./Victor J Andrew) was on Johnson's heels thanks to a 23:27 time. Fellow sophomore Hannah Schilling (Fraser, Mich./Lutheran North) rounded out the qualifying times for Valpo as she recorded a 23:37 finish.

On the men's side, junior David Rutkowski (Cedarburg, Wis./Living Word Lutheran) led all Valpo runners in the 8K race with a time of 26:04. Senior Matt Przybyla (Whitmore Lake, Mich./Pinckney) garnered a second-place finish with his time of 26:15. Freshman Dan Walters (Crown Point, Ind./Crown Point) crossed the line at 26:43 with fellow freshman Adam Bruno (Bloomington, Ill./Normal) clocking in at 27:07. 

Valparaiso will have two weeks off before competing in the Horizon League Championships in Youngstown, Ohio. The meet begins Saturday, November 2nd.