Crusader Women's Track and Field Squad Competes at Mike Lints Alumni Open
Alyssa Bradford finished ninth in the mile run. (Ray Acevedo)
Alyssa Bradford finished ninth in the mile run. (Ray Acevedo)

Friday, January 15, 2010

The Valparaiso women’s track and field team opened its indoor campaign Friday evening at the Mike Lints Alumni Open in Allendale, Mich., as a quartet of Crusader athletes registered top-ten finishes.

A pair of Valpo throwers posted top-ten throws in the shot put.  Ini Umana (Cottage Grove, Minn./Park) finished in eighth place in the event with a toss of 34’9 ¾”, while Natalie McCorriston (Lansdowne, Pa./Cardinal O’Hara) finished immediately behind Umana, recording a distance of 34’5 ½” for ninth place.

On the track, Windy Santa Cruz (Fall Creek, Wis./Fall Creek) crossed the line in ninth place in the 800m run with a time of 2:38.61.  In the one mile run, Alyssa Bradford (Mukwonago, Wis./Mukwonago) also tallied a ninth-place finish, completing the race in 5:31.12.

The Crusader women are scheduled to return to action next weekend at the Simmons-Harvey Invitational in Ann Arbor, Mich.  The two-day event begins Friday evening.