The senior has done it again. Just weeks after participating in the 2018 NAIA Track and Field National Championships, Olivia Askew (SR/Munster, Ind.) punched her ticket to the same meet, but will head to the sunny shores of Louisiana instead of the windy plains of Kansas. Askew aside, the Calumet College of St. Joseph track and field teams both performed well at the Crusader Open, breaking school records a mere 30-minute drive from the Whiting campus.
The Valparaiso University men’s basketball program will travel for the first time as part of the Mountain West-MVC Challenge during the 2018-19 season, as the Crusaders will make the trek to Las Vegas to take on UNLV on Wednesday, Nov. 28.
Last the Valparaiso Vikings hosted their Inaugural Unified Track and Field meet. The meet consisted of 8 different teams from the area. A few key performances for the Vikings were: the 4x100 meter relay team of Jeremiah Leftridge, Jamie Leftridge, Marco Traino, and Eddie Curry turning in a blistering 48.04. In the 400 m dash Colin Walls with a 1:01, Jorge Apollo with a 1:11, and Connor Imhoff with a 1:16. In the long jump Luke Balash jumped 17’5” and Lexi Riale 10’10”. In the 100 m dash Nick Taskoff ran a 19.11, Hayley Taylor a 22.93, and Devinn Johnson a 23.61. Job well done for all of our Unified athletes.
Crimson Wave men's and women's soccer head coach Mis' Mrak has announced plans for two campus visit days for those interested in playing collegiate soccer at Calumet College of St. Joseph starting during the 2019-2020 school year. There will be two sessions based on gender, with the program focusing on those who will be starting their secondary education during either the fall of 2018 or 2019. The day will feature tours, informative sessions, and one on one time with the individual coaching staffs for both programs.
The day after qualifying Tyler James (JR/Deltona, Fla.) and Jeffrey Holden (JR/Salem, Ore.) into the semi-finals of the individual portion of the tournament, the Calumet College of St. Joseph men's bowling team kicked off the team slate at Sun Valley lanes in Lincoln, Neb. While the team didn't perform up to the high standards they have set for themselves throughout the season in qualifying, the Wave set themselves up nicely for the continuation of team play on Friday.
The middle of the Valparaiso University women’s tennis lineup was in the limelight on Wednesday, as Meg Modesto (Chesterton, Ind. / Chesterton) and Dao Sysouvanh (Sun Prairie, Wis. / Sun Prairie) garnered victories over Chicago State at third and fourth singles, respectively. However, the host Cougars came away with a 5-2 win at H-F Racquet and Fitness Club in Homewood, Ill.
For only the second time in school history, the Calumet College of St. Joseph men's bowling team will have someone play in the semi-finals at the USBC Intercollegiate Singles Championships. Well, make that the second and third time actually. Both Tyler James (JR/Deltona, Fla.) and Jeffrey Holden (JR/Salem, Ore.) beat their day two opponents to secure their spots during in the television rounds coming up this Saturday in Lincoln, Neb.
In the first tennis match of the spring, the girls’ team defeated Culver Academy on Tuesday 4-1. Alexis Orlich, AK Flude, and Julie Wappel all one their singles matches and Ema Gillian and Keeley Evans won their doubles match. The JV defeated Culver 9-2.