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Cross Country face tough opposition, weather

Saturday morning’s conference championship achieved good marks for Head Coach Mike Straubel as both of his teams set program-best records since joining the Missouri Valley Conference.

After two long months and four races, Valpo was set to compete for a comfortable spot for the NCAA Regional race. After a cold and muddy morning, the men’s team finished in fifth place and the women’s team ended the race in ninth place.

Following an early Halloween snowstorm, the conditions of Sunset Hill Farm County Park was left with more mud than grass on the. These conditions didn’t give any advantages to anyone running as both races began with temperatures in the low 40’s.