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Crusaders Finish Fifth at Mid-Con Championships
Brett Maynard finished fourth in the javelin throw.
Brett Maynard finished fourth in the javelin throw.

Saturday, May 12, 2007

Valparaiso closed out competition at the 2007 Mid-Continent Conference Outdoor Track and Field Championships Saturday in Kansas City, Mo., finishing the meet in fifth place. Philip Lohrmann (Battle Ground, Wash./Battle Ground [Clark C.C.]) and Brett Maynard (Pawcatuck, Conn./Stonington) each registered fourth-place finishes on the final day to lead the Crusaders.

Valpo totaled 55 points over the meet's three days for the fifth-place finish. Southern Utah took the team title with 269 points, with Oral Roberts finishing in second with 212 points. Western Illinois tallied 148 points for third place, followed by UMKC with 78 points. Oakland rounded out the field with 47 points.

Lohrmann put together a strong performance in the pole vault for the third consecutive week, clearing 14'3 ¼" Saturday for his fourth-place finish. Caleb Meyer (Seward, Neb./Seward) finished sixth in the same event with a personal-best mark of 13'3 ½".

Maynard came in fourth place in the javelin throw, recording a toss of 163'8". In the shot put, Steve Bartholomew (Valparaiso, Ind./Morgan Township) registered his third top-five finish in as many days, coming in fifth place with a mark of 45'4 ½". Eric Smith (Portage, Ind./Portage) registered a throw of 45'0 ½" for seventh, while Christopher Stohs (Shawnee, Kan./Shawnee Mission North) tallied a personal-best distance of 41'10 ½" for ninth place.

On the track, Jim Turchyn (Batesville, Ind./Batesville) and Rich Krupar III (Elyria, Ohio/Midview) each placed in the top-10 in the 1,500m run. Turchyn came home eighth with a Valpo season-best time of 4:02.01, while Krupar placed tenth with a time of 4:05.11. Krupar paced the Crusaders in the 800m run as well, finishing in 12th position, while Turchyn led the Valpo contingent in the 5,000m run with a 14th place showing.

Bartholomew will represent the Crusader men's track and field squad at the NCAA Mideast Regional Championship on May 25-26. The junior qualified for regionals in the hammer throw with his school-record toss of 191'2" at the Puma Invitational on April 21.
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Apr 15 Chicago State 0
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M Track Cougar Invitational River Forest, Ill.
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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)
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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 Notre Dame, Ind.
Apr 24, 5:00 p.m. #21/21 Notre Dame
W Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 25
M Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 25
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Apr 25
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Apr 25
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Apr 25, 2:00 p.m. UIC
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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
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Apr 26, 12:00 p.m. Valpo
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Apr 26, 2:00 p.m. Wright State
M Tennis Valpo Ann Arbor, Mich.
Apr 27, 2:00 p.m. Horizon League Tournament
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Apr 27
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Apr 27
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Apr 29, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
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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)
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May 3
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May 3
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May 3, 1:00 p.m. Green Bay
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May 4
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