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Valpo Fourth at Ball State Invitational

Saturday, November 20, 2004

Valparaiso's women finished in fourth place at the Ball State Invitational on Friday and Saturday evening in Muncie, Ind.

The Crusaders tallied 254 points, six and a half more than fifth place Baldwin Wallace. Ball State won the meet with 1,159 points, followed by Marshall and Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Butler was sixth.

Britt Nelson (Cortland, N.Y./Homer H.S.) finished ninth for the Crusaders in the 500 freestyle (5:19.23) on Friday night, while Allison Clark (Shorewood, Wis./Shorewood H.S.) finished in the same position in the 200 individual medley with a time of 2:17.72.

On Saturday, Clark finished eighth in the 400 IM in 4:53.18. Leah Schneider (Sussex, Wis./Arrowhead H.S.) was ninth in the 100 butterfly with a time of 1:03.11. Lauren Bambach (Dublin, Ohio/Coffman H.S.) turned in Valpo's highest individual finish of the meet, placing fifth in the 200 backstroke. The junior finished with a time of 2:18.29.

Valparaiso will take a week off before heading to Rochester, Mich. December 2-4 for the Mid-Continent Conference Championships. Events will begin at 9 a.m. CST each day, with the evening session starting at 5 p.m. CST.