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Valpo Women Fall to IUPUI and Saint Louis
Amy Andracki won the 100 breaststroke for the Crusaders on Friday. (Ray Acevedo)
Amy Andracki won the 100 breaststroke for the Crusaders on Friday. (Ray Acevedo)

Friday, January 21, 2011

Valparaiso’s women’s swim team dove back in the pool on Friday evening, only to drop a double dual meet with IUPUI and Saint Louis at the IUPUI Natatorium in Indianapolis, Ind.  The Crusaders fell to the host Jaguars 67.5-37.5 while losing 82-29 against the Billikens.

Natalie Jarrett (Lebanon, Ind./Western Boone H.S.) posted a win for the Crusaders in the 200 individual medley, cruising to a four second triumph.  She turned in a time of 2:13. 27, the third fastest time in school history.  Teammate Shaunna Dangremond (Tucson, Ariz./Sabino H.S.) also finished third in the event with a mark of 2:19.21.  Jarrett also finished second in the 100 backstroke with a time of 1:02.27.

Amy Andracki (Arlington Heights, Ill./Prospect H.S.) added a victory in the 100 breaststroke with a time of 1:09.61, earning a 0.34 second win.  Sarah Robertson (Crawfordsville, Ind./Crawfordsville H.S.) finished third in the event for the Brown and Gold as well with a time of 1:13.44, a season’s best.  Katrina Peters (Crystal Lake, Ill./Central H.S.) also had a season’s best in the 100 breast with her time of 1:14.61.

Andrea Bretl (Wauwatosa, Wis./West H.S.) earned a season’s best time of 11:18.05 for the Crusaders in the 1000 freestyle, bettering her previous top mark by more than 10 seconds while Stephanie Ferschl (Mukwonago, Wis./Mukwonago H.S.) had a season’s best in the 200 free with a time of 2:04.92.

Justine Barnes (Rochester Hills, Mich./Adams H.S.) posted a season’s top time of 27.25 for the Brown and Gold in the 50 free.  Robertson added a time of 1:03.47, a season’s best, in the 100 butterfly.

Alizabeth Taubert (Bloomington, Ill./University H.S.) also turned in a top time for the year with her mark of 59.31 seconds in the 100 free.

Valpo closed the meet with a runner-up finish in the 200 freestyle relay.  Dangremond, Taubert, Bretl, and Brittany Bencur (Dyer, Ind./Lake Central H.S.) posted a time of 1:47.79.

Valparaiso (1-9) will return home to the Athletics-Recreation Center pool on Saturday for a dual meet against UIC.  The first event begins at 1 p.m.