Valparaiso placed eight student-athletes across five sports on the Horizon League Fall Academic All-League teams, as announced by the league office this afternoon.
The Crusaders wrapped up their cross-country seasons at the NCAA Regionals in Madison, Wisconsin Friday. The men's team turned in a 29th-place finish while the women's squad earned a 30th place result.
Richardson finishes 5K in 18:49.19 for 7th place; Rutkowski crosses line at 26:43.09 to claim 20th place finish in Horizon League Championships at Boardman High School in Ohio.
Junior Jessica Richardson's name is all over the women's cross-country record books. Her academic numbers are even more remarkable. Check that out along with her rigorous training routine in this week's special edition of Inside Valpo Athletics.
Junior Jessica Richardson turned in a 6K time of 21:51 at the Bradley "Pink" Classic, good for 32nd place overall; Rutkowski paces the men at 26:04 in the 8K, Przybyla just behind at 26:15.
Men's cross country finished 22nd at the Notre Dame Invitational behind David Rutkowski's time of 27:34 on 5-mile track; Jessica Richardson crosses line of 5K race at 18:25.4, helps women's team to 23rd place finish.
Junior earns her third HL Runner of the Week Award after clocking a time of 23:29.84 at the challenging 6,100-meter Van Coutland course in the Iona Meet of Champions on Saturday.
Women's Cross Country Records 12th Place Finish at Iona Meet of Champions, Rutkowski Crosses Line at 28:18 on Men's Side
Jessica Richardson takes 18th place overall in the Women's 6K with a time of 23:29.84; Rutkowski crosses line at 28:17.16 in the Men's 8K in Bronx, New York.
Jessica Richardson clocked in at 18:39.7 to clinch 7th place at the Crusader Open. Richardson helped her team to a second place finish Friday at Sunset Hills Farm.
Valparaiso cross country head coach Mike Straubel announced today the Crusaders’ schedule for the upcoming 2013 season, featuring the season-opening Crusader Open.