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Valpo Men Race at Canon Invitational
Saturday, February 15, 2003Several members of the Valparaiso track and field team took to the oval on Saturday afternoon at the Canon Invitational in Indianapolis.
Aaron Crague (Schererville, Ind./Lake Central H.S.) earned Valpo's top finish on the afternoon, finishing fifth in the 3,000m. His time of 8:23.03 improved upon his conference-best time of the season.
Nate Nunnelly (Valparaiso, Ind./Valparaiso H.S.) placed sixth in the mile with a personal best time of 4:16.29, while teammate Dennis Kabara (Chuka, Kenya/Meru H.S.) also turned in a personal best 4:30.29 in the same event.
In the sprints, Raphael Awoseyin (Port Harcourt, Nigeria/Greater Tomorrow Secondary School) raced to a pair of personal bests. In the 200m dash, the junior finished 18th with a time of 22.95 seconds, while crossing the finish line in 52.24 seconds in the 400m.
Kyle Jones (Valparaiso, Ind./Valparaiso H.S.) was Valpo's top finisher in the 800m with a time of 1:59.67.
The Crusaders will return to action on Saturday at the Chicagoland Championships in Romeoville, Ill., the team's final tune-up for the Mid-Continent Conference Championships.