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Rixon Leads Three Top-Tens for Valpo at Purdue
Steve Schubert finished fifth in the triple jump Saturday. (Ray Acevedo)
Steve Schubert finished fifth in the triple jump Saturday. (Ray Acevedo)

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Freshman Bill Rixon (Deerfield, Ill./Deerfield) posted one of the best efforts in program history in the discus throw, while Steve Schubert (Lisle, Ill./Benet Academy) and Tom Heun (Brecksville, Ohio/Brecksville-Broadview Heights) also recorded top-ten finishes as the Valparaiso men’s track and field team competed Saturday at the Dave Rankin Invitational in West Lafayette, Ind.

Rixon finished seventh out of a field of 31 throwers in the discus and was the fourth-highest finisher out of current collegiate athletes.  His toss of 156’7” was a new personal best at the collegiate level by over 20 feet and was the second-best mark in school history in the event, trailing only former Crusader standout and current assistant coach Steve Bartholomew.

Schubert leapt to a fifth-place showing in the triple jump, registering a mark of 42’0 ½”, while Heun placed seventh in the 110m hurdles, crossing the line in 15.85 seconds.  Heun also led the Crusaders in the 400m hurdles with a 13th-place finish, while Leandro Schultz (Valley View, Ohio/Brecksville-Broadview Heights) matched that placement in the 3,000m steeplechase.

Valparaiso returns to the track next Saturday, April 25, as it competes at the Stan Lyons Invitational in Indianapolis.  The first event is slated for an 11 a.m. CDT start.

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