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Rixon Leads Crusaders on Day One at Horizon League Championships
Ryan Moore and the Crusaders kicked off action at the Outdoor Championships Friday. (Ray Acevedo)
Ryan Moore and the Crusaders kicked off action at the Outdoor Championships Friday. (Ray Acevedo)

Friday, May 01, 2009

Freshman Bill Rixon (Deerfield, Ill./Deerfield) led the Valparaiso men’s track and field squad with a seventh-place finish in the hammer throw as it started competing at the Horizon League Outdoor Championships in Lisle, Ill. on Friday.

Rixon set a new personal best in the event by nearly eight feet, registering a toss of 144’3” to pace three Crusaders competing in the hammer.  Elsewhere, Joel Hartenberger (Albuquerque, N.M./Sandia) led Valpo in the 10,000m run, crossing the line in 33:12.07 for a 19th-place showing, while Chris Walsh (Pittsboro, N.C./Cary Academy) tallied 2,246 points through five of the decathlon’s ten events.

Valpo did not register any points on the first day of competition, while Butler currently leads the team standings with 20 points.  The Crusaders return to the track for the second of three days of competition on Saturday at 10 a.m.

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