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2010-11 Men's Track & Field News
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June 30, 2011
The Valparaiso men's track and field squad tied for league-high honors by placing five athletes on the Horizon League Men's Outdoor Track and Field Academic All-League Team.
June 27, 2011
Valparaiso track and field head coach Ryan Moore and the Crusaders will be hosting a Hammer Skills and Drills one-day clinic on Friday, August 19 for youths in grades 7-12.
June 02, 2011
Valparaiso seniors Jarrett Mickens (Aurora, Ill./Waubonsie Valley) and Steve Schubert (Naperville, Ill./Benet Academy) both earned spots on the Capital One Academic All-District V First Team for men's track and field/cross country, as announced by CoSIDA Thursday morning. With the honors, both Mickens and Schubert are eligible for consideration for Academic All-American accolades.
May 26, 2011
Valparaiso senior Jarrett Mickens (Aurora, Ill./Waubonsie Valley) brought the Crusaders' 2011 outdoor season to an end Thursday, as well as his decorated career in a Crusader uniform, as he placed 27th in the long jump at the NCAA East Preliminary Round in Bloomington, Ind.
May 21, 2011
Valparaiso senior Jarrett Mickens (Aurora, Ill./Waubonsie Valley) completed his final tuneup for the NCAA East Preliminary Round on Friday evening, posting his second-best effort of the season in the long jump at the Gregory Invitational in Naperville, Ill., hosted by North Central College.
May 19, 2011
Senior Jarrett Mickens (Aurora, Ill./Waubonsie Valley) learned Wednesday that he will represent Valparaiso in the long jump at the NCAA East Preliminary Round in Bloomington, Ind. on Thursday, May 26 as the NCAA released the entrants for the two preliminary round sites today.
May 14, 2011
Senior Jarrett Mickens (Aurora, Ill./Waubonsie Valley) took top honors in the long jump Saturday, while freshman Julian Smith (Chicago, Ill./Brother Rice) also competed in the 100m dash as the duo represented Valparaiso at the Chicago Penultimate meet in Chicago, Ill.
May 08, 2011
A pair of podium finishes by freshman Julian Smith (Chicago, Ill./Brother Rice) earned him Male Running Newcomer of the Year honors as the Valparaiso men's track and field team completed the 2011 Horizon League Outdoor Championships in Indianapolis, Ind. in seventh place.
May 07, 2011
The Valparaiso men's track and field team sits in fourth place after the second of three days of action on Saturday at the 2011 Horizon League Outdoor Championships in Indianapolis, Ind.
May 06, 2011
Junior Bill Rixon (Deerfield, Ill./Deerfield) picked up a sixth-place finish in the discus throw on Friday, leading the Valparaiso men's track and field team on the first of three days of action at the 2011 Horizon League Outdoor Championships in Indianapolis, Ind.
May 03, 2011
Valparaiso senior Jarrett Mickens (Aurora, Ill./Waubonsie Valley) was named the Horizon League Male Field Athlete of the Week for the fifth time this year and the seventh time in his career after breaking his own school record in the long jump last weekend at the Stan Lyons Invitational.
April 30, 2011
Senior Jarrett Mickens (Aurora, Ill./Waubonsie Valley) surpassed his own school record en route to winning the long jump Saturday as the Valparaiso men's track and field squad competed at the Stan Lyons Invitational in Indianapolis, Ind.
April 21, 2011
Senior Jarrett Mickens (Aurora, Ill./Waubonsie Valley) earned his third event victory of the year in the long jump, while sophomore Charlie Walesa (Chicago, Ill./Luther North) captured the long jump Thursday as a portion of the Valparaiso men's track and field team competed at the Anderson Invitational in Anderson, Ind.
April 20, 2011
Valparaiso placed a league-best four student-athletes on the Horizon League Men's Indoor Track and Field Academic All-League team, as announced by the league office.
April 18, 2011
Valparaiso freshman sprinter Julian Smith (Chicago, Ill./Brother Rice) was voted ‘The People's Choice' on the Horizon League Network after being named the league's Male Runner of the Week on April 12. Smith is currently spotlighted in the latest edition of ‘The People's Choice' on the league website via phone interview.
April 16, 2011
Seniors Jarrett Mickens (Aurora, Ill./Waubonsie Valley) and Joel Hartenberger (Albuquerque, N.M./Sandia) each won events for the Valparaiso men's track and field team, while the Crusaders' 4x400m relay also took first place as Valpo competed at the Dave Rankin Invitational in West Lafayette, Ind.
April 12, 2011
Valparaiso senior Jarrett Mickens (Aurora, Ill./Waubonsie Valley) and freshman Julian Smith (Chicago, Ill./Brother Rice) swept the Horizon League weekly awards, as they were named Male Field and Track Athlete of the Week, respectively, for their performances at the Chicagoland Championships last weekend.
April 09, 2011
Senior Jarrett Mickens (Aurora, Ill./Waubonsie Valley) set a new program record en route to victory in the long jump, while freshman Julian Smith (Chicago, Ill./Brother Rice) took the win in the 200m dash Saturday as the Valparaiso men's track and field team continued the 2011 outdoor campaign with a sixth-place finish at the Chicagoland Championships in Chicago, Ill.
April 02, 2011
Five different Crusaders posted top-ten finishes as the Valparaiso men's track and field team competed at its second outdoor meet of the season Saturday, making the short trip down I-65 to West Lafayette to compete in the Mike Poehlein Invitational, hosted by Purdue.
March 29, 2011
Valparaiso sophomore Wally Bradford (Mukwonago, Wis./Mukwonago) was named the Horizon League Male Track Athlete of the Week, while freshman Sarah Drozdowski (Roselle, Ill./Lake Park) earned Female Field Athlete of the Week accolades for their respective performances at the Polar Bear Invitational last weekend.
March 26, 2011
The Valparaiso men's track and field squad opened the 2011 outdoor campaign Saturday afternoon at the Polar Bear Invitational in Marion, Ind., hosted by Indiana Wesleyan University, with a solid showing, highlighted by a pair of individual event victories.
February 27, 2011
Senior Jarrett Mickens was named the Horizon League's Most Outstanding Field Performer, while freshman Julian Smith was named Running Newcomer of the Year as both lowered their own school records on Sunday to lead Valparaiso in the final day of action at the league's Indoor Track and Field Championships in Geneva, Ohio.
February 26, 2011
Senior Jarrett Mickens (Aurora, Ill./Waubonsie Valley) bettered his own school record en route to winning the long jump Saturday, while freshman Julian Smith (Chicago, Ill./Brother Rice) established a new standard in the 200m dash as the Valparaiso men's track and field team competed on day one of the 2011 Horizon League Indoor Championships in Geneva, Ohio.
February 24, 2011
Senior Jarrett Mickens (Aurora, Ill./Waubonsie Valley) has been named the Horizon League Male Scholar-Athlete for the month of January for his stellar work both in competition and in the classroom.
February 19, 2011
Freshman Julian Smith (Chicago, Ill./Brother Rice) set a new program record in the 60m dash on Saturday as the Valparaiso men's track and field team completed its final preparations for next week's league championship meet by competing at the Boilermaker Invitational in West Lafayette, Ind.
February 15, 2011
For the third time this year, senior Jarrett Mickens (Aurora, Ill./Waubonsie Valley) has been honored by the Horizon League as its Male Field Athlete of the Week.
February 14, 2011
One of the top runners ever at Valparaiso, Dennis Murray held seven school records on the oval during his career with the Crusaders, and, on Saturday, February 19 he will be inducted into the Valparaiso University Athletics Hall of Fame.
February 12, 2011
Senior Jarrett Mickens (Aurora, Ill./Waubonsie Valley) won the triple jump for the third time in five meets this season and also posted a podium finish in the long jump to lead the Valparaiso men's track and field team as it competed at the GVSU Big Meet in Allendale, Mich. on Saturday.
February 05, 2011
A number of Valparaiso track and field athletes represented the Crusaders Friday and Saturday at the Meyo Invitational in Notre Dame, Ind, led by freshman Julian Smith (Chicago, Ill./Brother Rice) moving into second on Valpo's all-time chart in the 60m dash.
January 28, 2011
Senior Jarrett Mickens (Aurora, Ill./Waubonsie Valley) demolished the school record in the long jump, while freshman Julian Smith (Chicago, Ill./Lincoln Park) won the 200m dash as the Valparaiso men's track and field squad finished third Friday at the Tadd Metzger Invitational in Kenosha, Wis.
January 22, 2011
The Valparaiso men's track and field team posted four top-ten finishes on Saturday, including two by freshmen, as they competed at the Simmons-Harvey Invitational in Ann Arbor, Mich., hosted by the University of Michigan.
January 19, 2011
Valparaiso assistant track and field coach Katie LaValley will be holding a sprints/hurdles clinic for middle school age athletes and up at the Athletics-Recreation Center on Sunday, Feb. 6.
January 18, 2011
For the second time this season, Valparaiso senior Jarrett Mickens (Aurora, Ill./Waubonsie Valley) has been named the Horizon League Male Field Athlete of the Week, this time after posting a record-setting mark in the triple jump at the Bob Eubanks Open last weekend.
January 14, 2011
Senior Jarrett Mickens (Aurora, Ill./Waubonsie Valley) demolished the Valparaiso school record in the triple jump by more than a foot Friday as the Crusaders competed at the Bob Eubanks Open in Allendale, Mich., hosted by Grand Valley State.
December 08, 2010
Senior Jarrett Mickens (Aurora, Ill./Waubonsie Valley) took home the first Horizon League Male Field Athlete of the Week honor of the 2010-2011 indoor campaign after a pair of podium finishes at Illinois State's Early Bird Open last weekend.
December 07, 2010
The Valparaiso track and field teams, in partnership with Reachout Ministries, will be holding a lift-a-thon fundraiser this Friday, Dec. 10, with all funds raised going to provide Christmas to families in Guatemala who otherwise would not be able to celebrate.
December 04, 2010
Senior Jarrett Mickens won the long jump and finished in second place in the triple jump Saturday as the Valparaiso men's track and field team opened the 2010-2011 indoor season in Normal, Ill. at the Early Bird Open, hosted by Illinois State.
November 17, 2010
Valparaiso head men's and women's track and field coach Ryan Moore announced today the indoor and outdoor schedules for the Crusaders' 2010-2011 season.
August 02, 2010
The Valparaiso outdoor track and field squads were well represented as the Horizon League announced its spring Academic All-League teams today, as two Crusader men and three Crusader women earned the academic accolade.
July 01, 2010
Valparaiso track and field head coach Ryan Moore announced today that James Overbo has been promoted to a full-time position on the Crusader staff and that NCAA Division I All-American Katie LaValley will join the squad's staff in the fall as a graduate assistant.
Men's Track & Field Archives
W Tennis Valpo 0 Chicago, Ill.
Apr 14 Chicago State 7
M Tennis Valpo 7 Homewood, Ill.
Apr 15 Chicago State 0
Baseball Valpo CCD
Apr 15 Toledo
M Track Cougar Invitational River Forest, Ill.
Apr 17 No Team Score
W Track Cougar Invitational River Forest, Ill.
Apr 17 No Team Score
Baseball Valpo 4 Milwaukee, Wis.
Apr 17 Milwaukee 0
M Tennis Youngstown State 1 Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 18 Valpo 6
Baseball Valpo 0 Milwaukee, Wis.
Apr 18 Milwaukee 3
Softball Oakland 3 VU Softball Field
Apr 18 Valpo 11
W Tennis Youngstown State 7 Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 18 Valpo 0
M Golf Wolfpack Spring Open Raleigh, N.C. (Lonnie Poole Golf Course)
Apr 19 CCD
M Track DePaul Invitational Chicago, Ill.
Apr 19 2nd/3 (191)
W Track DePaul Invitational Chicago, Ill.
Apr 19 3rd/5 (82)
W Tennis Cleveland State 7 Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 19 Valpo 0
Softball Oakland 1 VU Softball Field
Apr 19 Valpo 2
Baseball Valpo 0 Milwaukee, Wis.
Apr 19 Milwaukee 5
Softball Oakland 4 8 inn.
Apr 19 Valpo 2
M Tennis Cleveland State 5 Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 19 Valpo 2
M Golf Wolfpack Spring Open Raleigh, N.C. (Lonnie Poole Golf Course)
Apr 20 12th/15 (314)
Baseball Kalamazoo 3 Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 21 Valpo 10
Baseball Ohio Northern 2 Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 22 Valpo 1
Softball Valpo 3 Macomb, Ill.
Apr 22 Western Illinois 1
Softball Valpo 5 Macomb, Ill.
Apr 22 Western Illinois 4
Softball Valpo 2 Notre Dame, Ind.
Apr 24 #21/21 Notre Dame 7
W Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 25
M Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 25
M Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 25
W Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 25
M Tennis Valpo Ann Arbor, Mich.
Apr 25, 2:00 p.m. UIC
Baseball UIC Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 25, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
M Tennis Valpo Ann Arbor, Mich.
Apr 26, 3:00 p.m. Horizon League Tournament
M Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 26
W Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 26
W Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 26
M Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 26
Baseball UIC Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 26, 12:00 p.m. Valpo
Softball Valpo Dayton, Ohio
Apr 26, 12:00 p.m. Wright State
Softball Valpo Dayton, Ohio
Apr 26, 2:00 p.m. Wright State
M Tennis Valpo Ann Arbor, Mich.
Apr 27, 2:00 p.m. Horizon League Tournament
M Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 27
W Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 27
Softball Valpo Dayton, Ohio
Apr 27, 12:00 p.m. Wright State
Baseball UIC Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 27, 12:00 p.m. Valpo
Baseball Western Michigan Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 29, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
Softball IUPUI VU Softball Field
Apr 29, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
Softball IUPUI VU Softball Field
Apr 29, 5:00 p.m. Valpo
Baseball Chicago State Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 30, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
Softball Valpo Bloomington, Ind.
Apr 30, 3:00 p.m. Indiana (resumption of suspended game)
Softball Valpo Bloomington, Ind.
Apr 30, 4:00 p.m. Indiana
W Track Horizon League Outdoor Championships Youngstown, Ohio
May 2
M Track Horizon League Outdoor Championships Youngstown, Ohio
May 2
Baseball Oakland Emory G. Bauer Field
May 2, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
M Track Horizon League Outdoor Championships Youngstown, Ohio
May 3
W Track Horizon League Outdoor Championships Youngstown, Ohio
May 3
Baseball Oakland Emory G. Bauer Field
May 3, 12:00 p.m. Valpo
Softball Valpo Green Bay, Wis.
May 3, 1:00 p.m. Green Bay
Softball Valpo Green Bay, Wis.
May 3, 3:00 p.m. Green Bay
W Track Horizon League Outdoor Championships Youngstown, Ohio
May 4
M Track Horizon League Outdoor Championships Youngstown, Ohio
May 4
Softball Valpo Green Bay, Wis.
May 4, 12:00 p.m. Green Bay
Baseball Oakland Emory G. Bauer Field
May 4, 12:00 p.m. Valpo