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Crusaders Start Season With Solid Showing

Friday, September 08, 2006

Newcomer Chris Honig (Waupaca, Wis./Glenbard South, Ill.) paced the Valpo pack at the Crusader Invitational Friday afternoon at Sunset Hills Farm in Valparaiso, Ind., leading the Brown and Gold to a third place finish.

Honig, who ran at Indiana last season, started his Crusader career with a time of 19:31 over the 6K course, finishing fifth overall and fourth among scored racers. The sophomore finished only seven seconds behind top collegiate finisher Malachi Cate of UW-Milwaukee and 14 seconds behind race winner Eric Ade.

Junior Michael Brouch (Aurora, Ill./Marmion Academy) led the next pack of Crusaders in 14th place, finishing in 20:06. Ten seconds later, Jim Turchyn (Batesville, Ind./Batesville) crossed the tape in 16th and Rich Krupar III (Elyria, Ohio/Midview) came in 18th in 20:21.

Jordan Stanfill (Goshen, Ind./Goshen), Josh Parker (Roselle, Ill./Lake Park) and Leandro Schultz (Brecksville, Ohio/Brecksville-Broadview Heights) were the final three scoring Crusaders, finishing 23rd, 26th and 29th respectively.

Valpo finished with 71 points, just three behind future Horizon League foe UW-Milwaukee. Notre Dame won the event with only 28 points, placing five runners in the top eight. The Crusaders did check in ahead of another Horizon League team, UW-Green Bay, who came in fourth with 112 points. IPFW and Saint Joseph's (Ind.) rounded out the field.

The Brown and Gold will be back in action one week from today at the Indiana Intercollegiates in Terre Haute, Ind. The men's 8K race is scheduled to begin at 4:15 p.m.

race results
W Soccer Belmont Brown Field
Aug 22, 7:30 p.m. Valpo
M Soccer Lake Forest Brown Field
Aug 23, 11:00 a.m. Valpo
W Soccer IUPUI Brown Field
Aug 24, 1:00 p.m. Valpo
M Soccer Lewis Brown Field
Aug 25, 7:00 p.m. Valpo
Football Valpo Macomb, Ill.
Aug 28, 6:00 p.m. Western Illinois
Volleyball Valpo Durham, N.C.
Aug 29, 3:00 p.m. Wofford
M Soccer Valpo Raleigh, N.C.
Aug 29, 6:00 p.m. North Carolina State
W Soccer Valpo Phoenix, Ariz.
Aug 29, 9:00 p.m. Grand Canyon
Volleyball Valpo Durham, N.C.
Aug 30, 2:00 p.m. Campbell
Volleyball Valpo Durham, N.C.
Aug 30, 6:00 p.m. North Carolina Central
W Soccer Valpo Flagstaff, Ariz.
Aug 31, 2:00 p.m. Northern Arizona
M Soccer Valpo Davidson, N.C.
Aug 31, 3:00 p.m. Davidson
Volleyball IUPUI ARC
Sep 3, 7:00 p.m. Valpo
Volleyball Valpo Brookings, S.D.
Sep 5, 10:00 a.m. UMKC
Volleyball Valpo Brookings, S.D.
Sep 5, 5:00 p.m. Stephen F. Austin
W CC Crusader Open Sunset Hills Farm
Sep 5, 5:00 p.m.
M CC Crusader Open Sunset Hills Farm
Sep 5, 5:45 p.m.
W Soccer Ball State Brown Field
Sep 5, 7:30 p.m. Valpo
Volleyball Valpo Brookings, S.D.
Sep 6, 2:00 p.m. South Dakota State
Football Saint Joseph's (Ind.) Brown Field
Sep 6, 7:00 p.m. Valpo
W Soccer Valpo Macomb, Ill.
Sep 7, 2:30 p.m. Western Illinois
M Soccer Valpo Indianapolis, Ind.
Sep 9, 6:00 p.m. Butler