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Valpo Men Run Friday Afternoon at Notre Dame
Eric Hickok was the third Crusader across the line Friday. (Ray Acevedo)
Eric Hickok was the third Crusader across the line Friday. (Ray Acevedo)

Friday, September 30, 2011

Running on a soggy, windy afternoon Friday in Notre Dame, Ind., the Valparaiso men’s cross country team placed 18th in the Gold division of the Notre Dame Invitational.

Valpo registered 555 points on Friday afternoon for its 18th place showing and outran fellow Horizon League squad Green Bay.  Grand Valley State captured the team championship with 45 points, while Windsor’s Matt Walters turned in a time of 24:54 to take top individual honors.

The Crusaders were paced on Friday by senior Nick Fagan (Sycamore, Ill./Sycamore), who placed 106th with a time of 27:05.  Junior Wally Bradford (Mukwonago, Wis./Mukwonago) followed close behind Fagan, covering the circuit in 27:13, good for a 110th place finish.

Freshman Eric Hickok (Schererville, Ind./Lake Central) was the next Valpo runner across the line, finishing in 132nd place with a time of 27:48.  The Crusaders’ last two scoring runners crossed the line back-to-back, as senior Jordan Piaskowy (Crete, Ill./Illiana Christian) ran a time of 28:04 to finish 137th and sophomore Kiefer Heiman (Nashville, Ill./Nashville) followed right behind Piaskowy in 138th, posting a time of 28:13.

Valparaiso returns to action in two weekends, making the trip downstate to run at the Evansville Invitational on Saturday, Oct. 15.  Action on the 15th is slated for a 10 a.m. CDT start.

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