Schedule & Results

VHS Viking Cross Country:  Boys' 2014

* Please note that schedules are subject to change up until the date of the event.
 

~ 2014 Season Results ~ 

 

~ 2013 Season Results ~

Date

Description

Location

Results

8/27/2013

Invite

Sunset Hill Farms

VHS-15, KOUTS-55,
WESTVILLE-70, BG-Inc
Morgan T-Inc

9/3/2013

CP/CHS/VHS

Chesterton

 VHS-15, CHS-50; VHS-16, CPHS-43

9/7/2013

State Preview Meet

Terre Haute

 2nd

9/10/2013

MHS/PHS/VHS

Merrillville

 VHS-23, PHS-35, VHS-15, MHS-50

9/14/2013

RENSSELAER INVITATIONAL

Rensselaer

 Fr-2nd; So-1st; Jr-2nd; Sr-1st

9/17/2013

Michigan City

Sunset Hill Farms

 VHS-15, MCHS-50

9/21/2013

NEW PRAIRIE INVITATIONAL

New Prairie

 1st

9/24/2013

LC/LP/VHS

LaPorte

 Win

9/28/2013

CULVER INVITATIONAL

Culver Academies.

 13th place

10/5/2013

DAC MEET MC

Michigan City

 1st place

10/15/2013

SECTIONAL @ Chesterton

Chesterton

 1st place

10/19/2013

REGIONALS New Prairie

New Prairie

 1st place

10/26/2013

SEMI-STATE New Prairie

New Prairie

 3rd

11/2/2013

STATE

TBA

 18th

    *** 2013 DAC CHAMPIONS ***
    *** 2013 SECTIONAL CHAMPIONS ***
    *** 2013 REGIONAL CHAMPIONS ***

  • Your Vikings finished another successful season by placing 18th in the 68th annual Indiana Cross Country State Championship on Saturday November 2nd in Terre Haute.  This was the Vikings 6th trip in a row and 40th all-time, which is tied with Carmel for the most ever.  Valpo was again Senior laden this year with only 1 sophomore and 6 seniors running in STATE.  The Vikings finished 3rd last year , also with 6 Seniors.  Talent never graduates!  Leading the way for Valpo and in order of TEAM finish was Ari Coulpooulos in 57th place and a time of 16.27. next was Andrew Jankowski in 69th place and a time of 16.33. there was a huge gap until Corey Alfredson crossed the line in 136th place and a time od 17.12. Next was our only underclassman in Danny Dalton in 145th place and a time of 17.15.  The next 2 Vikings were together with Kevin Hickey in 152nd and Jacob Chapman in 153rd, both with times of 17.19.  our final place of the day went to Drew Finley in 163rd and a time of 17.23.  The Viking nation will celebrate Senior Night on Wednesday Nov. 6th @ 6pm in the cafeteria with Fall Sports Award Night on Monday Nov. 25th  at 6:30pm in the Auditorium.

     
     
  • Your Vikings had a very fast start and held their positions nicely to finish 3rd in the New Prairie Semi-State to advance to the STATE championship in Terre Haute on Saturday Nov. 2nd.  Ari Coulopoulos led the entire race for awhile only to finish 6th in 16.02 to lead your Vikes.  Andrew Jankowski had another great performance finishing 17th overall in 16.25.  Too much of a gap with our next 3 runners was the difference in winning or not as Danny Dalton was 34th overall in 16.45 followed by Kevin Hickey in 43rd in 16.53 and Corey Alfredson rounded out our 5 scorers in 51st place and a time of 17.02.  Seniors Jacob Chapman, 59th, 17.11 and Connor Ritzi, 90th, 17.35 were our final two competitors.  This will be the Vikings 6th consecutive trip to STATE, finishing 3rd last year.

  • Your 2013 Vikings won their 4th Regional title in a row, and yes, we're counting.  An amazing winning score of 35 points, was a total pack effort as the Vikes had 7 of the top 12 at the 1 mile mark and finished with 5 in the top 14 overall led today by Sr. Ari Coulopoulos in a 2nd place finish in 15.54.  Ari led for most of the contest only to give way to eventual winner Anthony Didion 15.50 of Laporte in the final few hundred meters.  Finishing 4th overall was Sr. Andrew Jankowski in his best race of the year in 16.22.  Finishing as our 3rd man as only a So. was Danny Dalton in a personal best time of 16.37 to finish 9th overall.  Barely missing the top 10 and also close to his PR was Sr. Corey Alfredson in 11th place and a time of 16.37.  Rounding out our top 5 scorers was Sr. Kevin Hickey in 14th place overall and a finishing time of 16.53.  Also competing for the Vikings today was Sr. Jacob Chapman 17th, 17.02 missing his PR by 4 seconds.  Jacob beat 5 teams first runner including Portage to be a major contributor to the win and Sr. Kevin Mangel was our 7th man today in 22nd place and a time of 17.13.  The Vikings will try to defend their Semi-State title at New Prairie this Saturday October 26 @ 10:30am CST and qualify for STATE.  GO VIKINGS!

  • Your Vikings claimed their 3rd consecutive Sectional crown on Tuesday by outdistancing the competition with an amazing score of 32pts.  We placed 5 in the Top 10 led by Sr. Andrew Jankowski in 16.37 for 3rd place  followed closely by Sr. Ari Coulopoulos in 16.39 for 4th place.  The 6th place overall runner was Sr. Kevin Hickey in 16.42. Our 4th scorer today was So. Daniel Dalton in 16.52 and Sr. Corey Alfredson was a tick behind in 16.53.  All 5 of our scorers were All-sectional.  Our 6th runner today getting the varsity call after winning the DAC JV meet was Sr. Kevin Mangel with a time of 17.07 for 17th place and Sr. Jacob Chapman rounded out our TEAM in 19th place with a time of 17.10.  Team scores were:  VALPO 32   LaPorte 72   Portage 91    Chesterton 96 and the 5th team advancing to the New Prairie Regional this Saturday was New Prairie with 134 pts.  SECTIONAL CHAMPIONS 2013.

  • Your Vikings made it 4 Duneland Conference Championships in a row by defeating the competition easily by placing 3 in the top 10 and all 5 scorers in the top 14.  Leading the charge and concluding a great 4 year run was Sr. Ari Coulopoulos finishing 2nd in 16.06. Finishing 4th overall was Sr. Andrew Jankowski in 16.21 which is a personal best time.  Also in the top 10 was Sr. Corey Alfredson in 16.30 which is also a personal best time.  Our next harriers across the line were Sr. Kevin Hickey in 16.46 and So. Danny Dalton in 16.47.  Our next runner thru the chute also recorded a personal best time breaking the 17 minute barrier in 16.57 and rounding out a GREAT TEAM effort was Sr. Drew Finley in 17.18.  Team scores were:  VALPO 40   Crown Point 69   Lake Central 73    LaPorte 93    Portage 106    Chesterton 143    Michigan City 160    Merrillville 227  The JV race was just as impressive as Sr. Kevin Mangel was the individual winner in 17.16 and the Vikings placed 7 runners in the top 10 to win with an almost perfect score of 16.

  • The Boys traveled to Culver to race in the elite race, and other than Andrew Jankowski (30th-16.28 ) everyone had an "off" day and we finished in 13th place as a TEAM.  Carmel claimed the top spot with 57pts. followed by Columbus North with 85.  Had the Vikings packed up with Andrew, we could have placed as high as 3rd.  Other runners in the elite race were:    Corey Alfredson ( 67th-16.59 ),  Danny Dalton ( 69th-16.59 ), Ari Coulopoulos ( 77th-17.04 ), Kevin Mangel ( 93rd-17.15 ), Kevin Hickey ( 105-17.21 ), Jacob Chapman (118th-17.29 ) and Connor Ritzi ( 127th-17.34 ).  In the Frosh-Soph Race, Carmel was the winner with 41 pts. followed by Downers Grove from Illinois with 88 and Brebeuf was 3rd with 93 pts. with our Vikings finishing a close 4th. with 114 pts.  Running for Valpo was: Jack Gabrish ( 18th-17.34 ) Isaiah Smith ( 19th-17.35 ), Logan Meeter ( 20th-17.35 ), Jonathan Zygmunt ( 23rd-17.41 ), John Buggeln ( 34th-17.50 ), Ethan McChristian ( 37th-17.52 ), Adrian Casaday ( 55th-18.19 ), Aaron Finley ( 63rd-18.30 ), Ian Holmes (109-19.11 ), and Kyle Sharp (110-19.11 )  In the Reserve Race which was unscored, Drew Finley led the team with a 17.15 clocking finishing in 11th place.  Your Vikings will be looking to WIN their 4th DAC title in a row at LaPorte Kesling Park on Saturday Oct.5  Race time is 9am
  • Our Vikings finished the regular season undefeated 11-0 ( 7-0 DAC ) thanks to an outstanding TEAM win against host LaPorte & Lake Central on Tuesday Sept. 24 on a beautiful day for racing and a preview of the site of the DAC meet on Saturday October 5 at Kesling Park.  Your Vikings had a good pack and challenged eventual winner Anthony Didion of LaPorte all the way.  Leading the way for Valpo setting a new best time was Sr. Kevin Hickey in 16.26. Next in was Sr. Corey Alfredson in 16.32, only 2 seconds off his best time ever, followed by Sr. Andrew Jankowski in 16.43 for 6th place. Sr. Ari Coulopoulos was next in the chute with a time of 16.46 for 6th place and So. Danny Dalton was 2 seconds behind Ari in 16.48 as our last scorer.  Also finishing in the Top 15 were Seniors Connor Ritzi 17.05, Jacob Chapman 17.07, Drew Finley 17.08 and Kevin Mangel 17.10.  The Vikes are currently ranked 6th in the State coaches poll heading to the Culver Classic.
  • Your Vikings defeated 28 teams to win the AAA division of the New Prairie Invite for the 3rd year in a row and coach Mike Prow was again awarded the Outstanding Coach award for the outstanding efforts of the Vikings.  Sr. Ari Coulopoulos was the first thinclad to finish in a season best time of 16.13 for 6th place overall.  A pack of three Vikings were next in 15th place for Sr. Andrew Jankowski, 16.31, Sr. Corey Alfredson, 17th in 16.40 and So. Danny Dalton, 18th in 16.42.  Our final scorer in the varsity race was Sr. Kevin Hickey, 29th in 16.58.  Rounding out the varsity squad was Sr. Jacob Chapman, 44th with a time of 17.17 and Sr. Drew Finley, 52nd with a time of 17.20. The top 5 Team scores were:  Valpo 85  Portage 114  Northridge 119  LaPorte 152  Munster 160.  In the Freshman-Sophomore division, your Vikings 68 points, were a close 3rd place behind lake Central 44, and Crown Point 59. Leading this all sophomore squad was Isaiah Smith in 9th place with a time of 17.25 and Logan Meeter was right behind with a 10th place finish and 17.28 time.  Jack Gabrish and John Buggeln were next to cross the finish in 12th and 13th with times of 17.40 and 17.47.  Jonathan Zygmunt rounded out the Viking scorers with a place of 24th and a time of 18.02.  Filling out our final two spots were Aaron Finley in 33rd with a time of 18.18 and Ethan McChristian in 40th with a time of 18.33.  46 teams and 223 runners were in this race.  In the Vikings final race of the day, our reserves ran great led by the 1-3 finish of Seniors Kevin Mangel 17.17 and Connor Ritzi 17.20. The Vikes had  14 runners in the top 50 in a field of 353.  Other top performances were by Jr. Zach Kroll in 5th with a time of 17.25, freshman Adrian Casaday had his best race of the young season in 18.05 for 12th place and Srs. Zach Hardesty and  Oscar Palin finished 14th and 19th respectively in 18.12 and 18.27.

  • Your Vikings took the first 9 positions in this DAC meet vs. Michigan City to raise their record to 9-0 ( 5-0  DAC ) to maintain 1st place in the DAC with one meet to go in conference action. Isaiah Smith claimed his 2nd victory of his young career with a 17.56 showing nipping teammate Logan Meeter at the line who also finished with a time of 17.56. Jack Gabrish was a close third in 17.59 followed by Jonathan Zygmunt in 4th with a 18.25 clocking. All four Viking finishers are just Sophomores so the future looks bright.  Our final scorer was Jr. Zach Kroll, 1 second behind in 18.26.  The next three Vikings to cross the line were: So. John Buggeln in 18.29, So. Ethan McChristian in 18.30 and Sr. Zack Hardesty in 18.39.  The TEAM score was a perfect 15-50 for your Vikings.
  • Your Vikings claimed overall honors in this class race format and coach Mike Prow was awarded the Coach of the Meet award for the Viking achievements todayIn our 1st race of the day, our Freshman got us off to a good start by claiming 2nd place being narrowly defeated by Crown Point 13-17.  Ian Holmes was first to the finish for Valpo in 2nd place going 17.46. Adrian Casaday was also in the Top 5 overall with a finishing time of 18.08, and Theran Coulopoulos was our final scorer in 14th place overall with a time of 19.22.  15 TEAMS and 56 runners participated.  Our Sophomores had a great battle with Crown Point and finished on top with a 13-15 victory.  Leading the victorious Vikings were: Danny Dalton in 2nd place with a time of 16.52.  Our next 5 Vikings thru the chute were separated by a mere 26 seconds to solidify the victory and they were: Jack Gabrish in 5th in 17.31. Logan Meeter was 6th in 17.36. Jonathan Zygmunt was 8th in 17.44, Aaron Finley 9th in 17.45, and Ethan McChristian 11th in 17.57.  Our Juniors, despite our low numbers were able to place 2nd as a TEAM with Zach Kroll leading the way in 7th place with a time of 17.36. BOB Schenck was the 2nd Viking to the finish in 13th with a time of 18.31, and first year cross runner is making a nice impact on the TEAM by being our 3rd finisher in 14th place with a time of 18.41.  Lafayette Jeff had 13 points to win this division.  Our Seniors finished off a GREAT day of personal best times today by defeating the competition with 5 harriers in the Top 10 to defeat Crown Point 10-19.Connor Ritzi had a career day by placing 2nd breaking 17 with a PR of 16.57. Jacob Chapman was close behind in 3rd by a tick in 16.58.  Drew Finley was 5th in 17.00, Kevin Mangel was 6th in 17.02 and Zach Hardesty was 10th in 17.44 to help with the WIN.
  • The Viking harriers continued their HOT streak on this 96 degree day by defeating Portage 23-35 and Merrillville 15-50 in this DAC triangular @ Merrillville HS.  The TEAM is now 4-0 in the DAC and 8-0 overall.  Sr. Andrew Jankowski led the Vikings today in 16.59 for his 1st High School cross country victory followed by Soph. Danny Dalton in 3rd place with a 17.24 clocking.  Our 3rd Viking thru the chute was Sr. Corey Alfredson in 17.39 in 4th place. Sr.  Jacob Chapman is turning some heads by being our 4th man in with a time of 17.47.  Sr. Kevin Mangel rounded out our top 5 scoring in 9th place with a time of 17.58.  Also finishing in the Top 15 overall were: Soph. Ethan McChristian (son of early 90's great Chris McChristian and mid 90's great, uncle Jacob McChristian) with a 9th place finish in 18.02, Sr. Drew Finley in 11th with a time of 18.16, Soph. Jack Gabrish in 12th with a time of 18.22, and Sr. Kevin was 15th in 18.33
  • The #9 ranked Vikings were ready for the great competition and proved that they belong in the state elite by finishing 2nd place in the Terre Haute State Preview meet on Saturday September 7th. 12 Vikings made the over night trip to face # 1 ranked Carmel, #2 ranked Brebeuf, # 5 ranked Terre Haute South, # 7 ranked Cathedral, # 14 ranked Zionsville, # 17 ranked Homestead and # 22 ranked Seymour were among the 23 teams who competed.Corey Alfredson led the Vikings with a PR of 16.30 finishing 11th, followed by Ari Coulopoulos in 15th with a time of 16.38. Andrew Jankowski was your next Viking in the chute with a place of 21st and a time of 16.48. Danny Dalton was our 4th man in in 23rd place with a PR of 16.49, and rounding out our scoring was Kevin Hickey in 27th place with a time of 16.52. Sr. Connor Ritzi, 17.21, Sr. Drew Finley 17.27, Sr. Jacob Chapman 17.29, Sr Kevin Mangel 17.55, Sr.  Zack Hardesty 18.38, Sr. Oscar Palin 18.57, and Sr. Kenton Greene 19.12 were also competing for the Vikings.The Vikings opened their conference with decisive victories over Chesterton 15-50 and Crown Point 16-43All Viking runners laced up their spikes led by Sr Ari Coulopoulos in a time of 16.09 followed by Sr. Andrew Jankowski in 2nd with a time of 16.22 and 3rd was Viking Sr. Corey Alfredson in 16.32. 4th overall was Soph. Danny Dalton in 16.45.  Finishing in 6th place was Sr. Kevin Hickey in 17.02 and also in the Top 10 overall in 8th was Sr. Drew Finley with a time of 17.07.
  • The boys XC TEAM opened their 2013 season by sweeping the competition on Tuesday Aug 27 @ Sunset Hills Farm, the Vikings home course. Scores were: Valpo 15  Kouts 55  Westville 70   Morgan Twp. Inc. & Boone Grove Inc.  Pacing the Vikings was Isaiah Smith in 18.59, his 1st career victory and just as a sophomore. 2nd place was also a soph. in Jack Gabrish in 19.05  3rd was another soph, Aaron Finley in 19.15. Freshman Adrian Casaday was the 4th Viking Harrier to cross the finish line with a time of 19.19 soph John Buggeln rounded out the Top 5 for valpo with a time of 19.28. 6th place was another valpo soph, Logan Meeter in a time of 19.36.  Junior Zach Kroll was 7th for the Vikes with a time of 19.40. soph Ethan McChristian was next across the line after leading thru 2 miles. Ethan's time for the 5K was 19.48 outkicking sophomore teammate Jonathan Zygmunt in 19.49 for 8th & 9th.  Your 9th ranked Vikings will look to defend their DAC throne ( 4 in a row ) in a DAC matchup @ Sunset Hills on Tuesday September 3rd against Crown Point & Chesterton. Race time is 4:45p and ALL Vikings will suit up as a tune up for the STATE PREVIEW MEET @ TERRE HAUTE on Saturday Sept 7p

 

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