Women's Track & Field

Marsicek Closes Out Career at NCAA Mideast Regional

Emilie Marsicek (Spalding, Mich./Carney-Nadeau) closed out her impressive career in a Crusader uniform Saturday at the NCAA Mideast Regional in Fayetteville, Ark., competing among the region’s elite athletes in the shot put.


Women's Track & Field

Marsicek, Wilson Compete at NCAA Mideast Regional

Seniors Emilie Marsicek (Spalding, Mich./Carney-Nadeau) and Melanie Wilson (Saint Louis, Mo./Rosati-Kain) represented the Valparaiso women’s track and field team on the first day of competition at the NCAA Mideast Regional Friday in Fayetteville, Ark.


Women's Track & Field

Two Crusaders Compete at Gregory Invitational

Emilie Marsicek (Spalding, Mich./Carney-Nadeau) won the shot put Friday at the Gregory Invitational in Naperville, Ill., while Melanie Wilson (Saint Louis, Mo./Rosati-Kain) finished third in the triple jump.


Women's Track & Field

Marsicek, Wilson Earn Victories at Outdoor Championships

Emilie Marsicek (Spalding, Mich./Carney-Nadeau) set a new school and Horizon League record en route to victory in the shot put, while Melanie Wilson (Saint Louis, Mo./Rosati-Kain) took top honors in the 100m hurdles as the Valparaiso women’s track and field team finished third in its first-ever Outdoor Championships Friday in Youngstown, Ohio.  Marsicek was named the league’s Outstanding Field Performer after finishing the meet with two event victories.


Women's Track & Field

Crusaders Fourth After Day One of Horizon League Outdoor Championship

Led by a victory in the discus throw by Emilie Marsicek (Spalding, Mich./Carney-Nadeau), the Valparaiso women’s track and field team closed out day one of the Horizon League Outdoor Championships in fourth place.  The Crusaders tallied 32 points on the first day of competition, just 17 points back of leader Youngstown State.


Women's Track & Field

Relay Victory Paces Crusaders at Butler Twilight

The Valparaiso women’s track and field 4x100m relay team took first place Saturday afternoon at the Butler Twilight Meet in Indianapolis, Ind. to lead the Crusader effort.


Women's Track & Field

Crusaders Conclude Action at Hillsdale Gina Relays

Melanie Wilson (Saint Louis, Mo./Rosati-Kain) recorded two top-ten finishes Saturday to lead the Valparaiso women’s track and field team as it finished competition at the Hillsdale Gina Relays in Hillsdale, Mich.


Women's Track & Field

Body, Marsicek Break Program Records Friday

Amanda Body (Harlan, Ky./Harlan) broke her own school record Friday as she won the long jump, while Emilie Marsicek (Spalding, Mich./Carney-Nadeau) also surpassed her own record in the shot put as the Valparaiso women’s track and field team competed at the Hillsdale Gina Relays in Hillsdale, Mich.


Women's Track & Field

Umana Breaks School Mark in Discus Throw

Sophomore Ini Umana (Cottage Grove, Minn./Park) broke a nine-year-old school record in the discus throw Saturday at the Puma Invitational in Rensselaer, Ind., one of nine event victories on the day for the Valparaiso women’s track and field team.


Women's Track & Field

Crusaders Finish Ninth at Miami

The Valparaiso women’s track and field team placed ninth this weekend as it competed at the Miami Team Challenge in Oxford, Ohio.


Women's Track & Field

Umana Leads Crusaders in Hammer Throw Friday

Ini Umana (Cottage Grove, Minn./Park) registered a career-best distance in the hammer throw Friday at the Miami Team Challenge in Oxford, Ohio as the Valparaiso women’s track and field squad kicked off competition in the two-day meet.


Women's Track & Field

Five Event Victories Help Valpo to Third-Place Showing

Melanie Wilson (Saint Louis, Mo./Rosati-Kain) won three events Saturday at the DePauw Invitational in Greencastle, Ind., including a school-record effort in the 100m hurdles, while Ini Umana (Cottage Grove, Minn./Park) added two wins of her own as the Valparaiso women’s track and field team finished in third place.


Women's Track & Field

Five Event Victories Propel Valpo to Third-Place Finish

The Valparaiso women’s track and field team opened its outdoor campaign Saturday at the Ted Haydon Invitational in Chicago, Ill., winning five events on its way to a third-place finish.


Women's Track & Field

Wilson Runs at Notre Dame Saturday

Senior Melanie Wilson (Saint Louis, Mo./Rosati-Kain) ran the second-fastest time of her career in the 60m hurdles as she competed Saturday at the Alex Wilson Invitational in Notre Dame, Ind.


Women's Track & Field

Wilson Makes Mark on Record Book at Horizon League Championships; Women Finish Fourth

Melanie Wilson (Saint Louis, Mo./Rosati-Kain) set a new school record in the 60m hurdles Sunday at the final day of competition at the Horizon League Indoor Championships in Kent, Ohio, while Amanda Body (Harlan, Ky./Harlan) matched her own record in the 60m dash.  Both were also part of the Valpo 4x400m relay squad that smashed a school record, as the Crusader women ran to a fourth-place team finish.


Women's Track & Field

Body Sets New Record at Horizon League Championships

Amanda Body (Harlan, Ky./Harlan) lowered her own school record in the 60m dash Saturday as the Valparaiso women’s track and field squad competed at the Horizon League Indoor Championships in Kent, Ohio.


Women's Track & Field

Crusaders Win Three of Four at Milwaukee

The Valparaiso women’s track and field team defeated Horizon League foes UIC (69-44) and Loyola (72-38), as well as non-conference opponent Chicago State (70-28), Friday evening at the Panther Tune-Up in Milwaukee, Wis.  Only the host Panthers defeated the Crusaders (84-52) in the meet that featured dual-meet scoring.


Women's Track & Field

Crusader Women Place Fifth at Chicagoland Championships

Led by a victory from Melanie Wilson (Saint Louis, Mo./Rosati-Kain) in the 55m hurdles, the Valparaiso women’s track and field team finished fifth at the Chicagoland Championships Friday evening in Romeoville, Ill.


Women's Track & Field

Body Tabbed Horizon League Athlete of the Week

Junior Amanda Body (Harlan, Ky./Harlan) has been named the Horizon League’s Women’s Track and Field Athlete of the Week today after posting four individual top-two placements Saturday at the DePauw Invitational, helping Valparaiso to a second-place team finish.


Women's Track & Field

Crusaders Finish Second at DePauw Invitational

16 top-five finishes Saturday, led by four apiece from Amanda Body (Harlan, Ky./Harlan) and Melanie Wilson (Saint Louis, Mo./Rosati-Kain), helped propel Valparaiso to a second-place finish at the DePauw Invitational in Greencastle, Ind.  Among Wilson’s top-fives was a new school record in the 55m hurdles.


Women's Track & Field

Crusaders Compete at Findlay Classic

Melanie Wilson (Saint Louis, Mo./Rosati-Kain) posted three top-five finishes to lead Valparaiso in competition at the Findlay Classic in Findlay, Ohio on Friday and Saturday.


Women's Track & Field

Wilson Earns Horizon League Athlete of the Week Honors

Senior Melanie Wilson (Saint Louis, Mo./Rosati-Kain) was honored as the Horizon League Indoor Track and Field Athlete of the Week today following her impressive performance last Saturday at the Phoenix Invitational.


Women's Track & Field

Wilson's Two Victories Lead Valpo at Phoenix Invitational

Melanie Wilson (Saint Louis, Mo./Rosati-Kain) won two events Saturday and finished second in another to help guide Valparaiso to a fifth-place team finish at the Phoenix Invitational in Chicago, Ill.


Women's Track & Field

Marsicek Sets School Record in Season's First Meet

Emilie Marsicek (Spalding, Mich./Carney-Nadeau) smashed Valparaiso’s program record in the shot put, leading the Crusaders as they competed at the Redbird Open in Normal, Ill. for their first meet of the season.