Valpo Drops Close Meet with Western Illinois
Amy Andracki won two events against Western Illinois.
Amy Andracki won two events against Western Illinois.

Saturday, November 17, 2007

Box Score

            Despite victories in four events, Valparaiso came up on the short end of a 130-108 decision to Western Illinois on Saturday afternoon at the Athletics-Recreation Center pool.

            The day started off on a strong note for the Brown and Gold as the 400 medley relay posted a victory.  Karen Berg (Glendale, Ariz./Deer Valley H.S.), Amy Andracki (Arlington Heights, Ill./Prospect H.S.), Rachel Majercik (Schaumburg, Ill./Conant H.S.), and Kati Smethurst (Grand Ledge, Mich./Grand Ledge H.S.) finished in a time of 4:09.80.

            Jaclyn Krause (Rochester, Mich./Notre Dame Prep H.S.) added a victory in the 100 butterfly with a time of 54.28 seconds, posting a win by about three seconds.  Andracki also won the 100 breaststroke for the Crusader in a time of 1:08.06.

            Valpo’s 400 free relay finished the meet on a positive note as Majercik, Smethurst, Grace Arnold (Glendora, Calif./Glendora H.S.), and Krause won in a time of 3:41.21.

            Valparaiso (2-5) will return to the pool on December 7 as the Crusaders head to Green Bay, Wis. to battle the Phoenix of Green Bay.  The meet begins at 5 p.m.