Three Valparaiso cross country student-athletes were awarded Horizon League Academic All-League honors as the league revealed the squads. Sophomore Claire Johnson (Eden Prairie, Minn./Eden Prairie) represented the Crusaders on the women’s side, while junior Joe Johnson (Darien, Ill./Downers Grove South) and senior Jordan Piaskowy (Crete, Ill./Illiana Christian) each earned the accolade on the men’s side.
Mike Straubel announced today the year-end awards for the Valparaiso men’s and women’s cross country teams, highlighted by the honoring of the squads’ Most Valuable Runners from the 2011 campaign: senior Nick Fagan (Sycamore, Ill./Sycamore) and freshman Jessica Richardson (Columbus, Ind./North).
The Valparaiso women's cross country team closed the 2011 campaign by beating out three fellow Horizon League squads en route to a 29th-place finish at the NCAA Great Lakes Regional meet Saturday morning in Toledo, Ohio.
Sophomore Claire Johnson (Eden Prairie, Minn./Eden Prairie) ran to a 20th-place finish to lead the Valparaiso women’s cross country team as it finished ninth on Saturday morning at the 2011 Horizon League Championships in Cleveland, Ohio.
Freshman Jessica Richardson (Columbus, Ind./North) recorded the first top-ten finish of her career, running to a ninth-place finish on Saturday at the Evansville Invitational in Evansville, Ind. to lead the Valparaiso women's cross country team, which posted an eighth-place team finish.
The Valparaiso women’s cross country team, led by freshman Jessica Richardson (Columbus, Ind./North), ran to a 16th place finish in the Gold race at the Notre Dame Invitational in Notre Dame, Ind. on Friday afternoon.
Freshman Jessica Richardson (Columbus, Ind./North) registered the second top-15 performance of her young career to lead the Valparaiso women’s cross country team as it competed Saturday at the Navy Invitational in Annapolis, Md.
Freshman Jessica Richardson (Columbus, Ind./North) debuted with a bang Friday afternoon at the Crusader Open at Sunset Hills Park, running to a 14th place finish to lead the Valparaiso women’s cross country squad.
Four races, including the season-opening Crusader Open at Sunset Hills Farm, will prepare the Valparaiso cross country teams for the Horizon League Championships as head coach Mike Straubel announced the Crusaders' 2011 schedule today.