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Mickens Named HL Male Field Athlete of the Week
Jarrett Mickens earned his third career weekly honor from the Horizon League office. (Tim Busch)
Jarrett Mickens earned his third career weekly honor from the Horizon League office. (Tim Busch)

Wednesday, 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.

Mickens earned his third career weekly accolade, but his first weekly honor during indoor competition, from the league office.  He took top honors in the long jump Saturday at Illinois State, leaping 22’0 ¾” to earn the event victory, nearly three inches farther than his closest competitor.  The senior also registered a second-place showing in the triple jump, posting a mark of 46’3 ½” in that event.  Mickens’ efforts in both events were less than an inch shy of his indoor PRs.

Mickens and the rest of the Crusaders return to action after the holiday season, as their next meet is set for Saturday, Jan. 14 at the Bob Eubanks Open in Allendale, Mich.

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
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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
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Sep 6, 7:00 p.m. Valpo
M Soccer Valpo Indianapolis, Ind.
Sep 9, 6:00 p.m. Butler