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Valpo Races to Eighth Place Finish at Indiana Intercollegiates

Friday, September 15, 2006

Five Crusaders placed in the top 67, led by a top 20 finish from Chris Honig (Waupaca, Wis./Glenbard, Ill., South), as the Valpo men's cross country team checked in eighth at the 25-team Indiana Intercollegiates Friday in Terre Haute, Ind.

Honig finished 20th, covering the 8K course in 26:29, the fastest Crusader 8K since current assistant coach Adam Piaskowy ran a 26:23 in 2004. Honig, a sophomore transfer from Indiana, has been the highest finishing Valpo runner in each of the season's first two meets.

The next four Valpo runners all finished in a bunch, led by junior Michael Brouch (Aurora, Ill./Marmion Academy) who placed 56th ion 27:35. One second later, sophomore Jordan Stanfill (Goshen, Ind./Goshen) crossed the tape in 58th, setting a career-best time in the process.

Jim Turchyn (Ann Arbor, Mich./Saline) was 64th with a time of 27:42, followed closely by Leandro Schultz (Brecksville, Ohio/Brecksville-Broadview Heights) in 27:46. Josh Parker (Roselle, Ill./Lake Park), one of Valpo's co-captains, finished in 83rd but did run a career-best 28:02.

The Crusaders will now have two weeks to recover before the Notre Dame Invitational on September 29. The men's 8K race is scheduled to begin at 4:00 p.m.

race results
M Soccer Lake Forest Brown Field
Aug 23, 11:00 a.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
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
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.
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
M Soccer Valpo Indianapolis, Ind.
Sep 9, 6:00 p.m. Butler