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Two School Records Fall at Horizon League Championships on Friday
Amy Andracki set the school's 100 breaststroke record.
Amy Andracki set the school's 100 breaststroke record.

Saturday, February 23, 2008

Box Score

                Valparaiso set two more school records on Friday evening at the Horizon League Swimming and Diving Championships, even though the event shifted to Akron, Ohio.

                The meet had been held at Cleveland State for the first two days, but a water main broke in the city forcing the championships to be relocated.  Instead of preliminary heats and finals, the event changed to just timed finals.

                Despite the change in venue, Amy Andracki (Arlington Heights, Ill./Prospect H.S.) set a new mark at Valpo with her fourth place finish in the 100 breaststroke.  The freshman turned in a time of 1:04.97, just .87 seconds off of the lead.  Andracki broke her own school mark set earlier this season of 1:06.25.

                Rachel Majercik (Schaumburg, Ill./Conant H.S.) set a new school record on her way to a ninth place finish in the 100 butterfly.  The sophomore turned in a time of 58.96 seconds, surpassing Ashley Seale’s 2005 mark of 59.09 seconds.  Shaunna Dangremond (Tucson, Ariz./Sabino H.S.) also scored for the Crusaders in the event, placing 15th with a time of 1:00.40, the eighth fastest time in school history.

                Dangremond also finished 10th in the 100 backstroke with her time of 1:00.74, the third quickest mark ever for a Crusader in the event.  Teammate Becky Crabtree (Mason, Ohio/Mason H.S.) recorded the fourth fastest mark ever placing 12th with her time of 1:01.28 while Karen Berg (Glendale, Ariz./Deer Valley H.S.) moving into fifth place all-time with a mark of 1:01.88, placing 15th overall in the race.

                Grace Arnold (Glendora, Calif./Glendora H.S.) swam the sixth quickest 200 freestyle time in Valpo history on Friday, finishing 16th with a time of 1:57.33.

                Elizabeth Thompson (Norman, Okla./Norman North H.S.) was Valpo’s top finisher in the 400 individual medley, turning in a time of 4:54.60 to place 14th overall.

                Valpo finished the day with a seventh place finish in the 800 freestyle relay.  The team of Arnold, Laura Rickey (Monmouth, Ill./Monmouth-Roseville H.S.), Kristy Shew (Terre Haute, Ind./North Vigo H.S.), and Stephanie Ferschl (Mukwonago, Wis./Mukwonago H.S.) turned in a time of 8:08.13.

                “We had some really excellent races today,” interim head coach Barbara Tyree said.  “Rachel and Amy setting school records added to the excitement of our outstanding performances.”

                Valpo remains in sixth place following day three of the four-day championship with 177 points, just 30 behind fifth place Youngstown State.  Green Bay leads with 569 points followed by Wright State with 505 points.  Milwaukee and UIC are third and fourth respectively with 476 and 274 points, while Cleveland State (139) and Butler (103) round out the field.

                The championships will remain in Akron for Saturday’s final day of competition.  Diving finals will begin at 11 a.m. CST with swimming timed finals taking place at 3 p.m. CST.

W Golf Crusader/Jaguar Challenge Valparaiso, Ind. (The Course at Aberdeen)
Apr 13 2nd/6 (657); 5th/6 (692)
M Golf Bluegrass Invitational Lexington, Ky. (University Club Big Blue Course)
Apr 13 t-6th/13 (895)
Softball Cleveland State 6 8 inn.
Apr 13 Valpo 7
W Tennis Valpo 1 Rochester, Mich.
Apr 13 Oakland 6
M Tennis Valpo 1 Notre Dame, Ind.
Apr 13 #12 Notre Dame 6
W Tennis Valpo 0 Chicago, Ill.
Apr 14 Chicago State 7
M Tennis Valpo 7 Homewood, Ill.
Apr 15 Chicago State 0
Baseball Valpo CCD
Apr 15 Toledo
M Track Cougar Invitational River Forest, Ill.
Apr 17 No Team Score
W Track Cougar Invitational River Forest, Ill.
Apr 17 No Team Score
Baseball Valpo 4 Milwaukee, Wis.
Apr 17 Milwaukee 0
M Tennis Youngstown State 1 Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 18 Valpo 6
Baseball Valpo 0 Milwaukee, Wis.
Apr 18 Milwaukee 3
Softball Oakland 3 VU Softball Field
Apr 18 Valpo 11
W Tennis Youngstown State 7 Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 18 Valpo 0
M Golf Wolfpack Spring Open Raleigh, N.C. (Lonnie Poole Golf Course)
Apr 19 CCD
M Track DePaul Invitational Chicago, Ill.
Apr 19 2nd/3 (191)
W Track DePaul Invitational Chicago, Ill.
Apr 19 3rd/5 (82)
W Tennis Cleveland State 7 Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 19 Valpo 0
Softball Oakland 1 VU Softball Field
Apr 19 Valpo 2
Baseball Valpo 0 Milwaukee, Wis.
Apr 19 Milwaukee 5
Softball Oakland 4 8 inn.
Apr 19 Valpo 2
M Tennis Cleveland State 5 Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 19 Valpo 2
M Golf Wolfpack Spring Open Raleigh, N.C. (Lonnie Poole Golf Course)
Apr 20 12th/15 (314)
Baseball Kalamazoo 3 Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 21 Valpo 10
Baseball Ohio Northern 2 Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 22 Valpo 1
Softball Valpo 3 Macomb, Ill.
Apr 22 Western Illinois 1
Softball Valpo 5 Macomb, Ill.
Apr 22 Western Illinois 4
Softball Valpo Notre Dame, Ind.
Apr 24, 5:00 p.m. #21/21 Notre Dame
W Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 25
M Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 25
W Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 25
M Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 25
M Tennis Valpo Ann Arbor, Mich.
Apr 25, 2:00 p.m. UIC
Baseball UIC Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 25, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
M Tennis Valpo Ann Arbor, Mich.
Apr 26, 3:00 p.m. Horizon League Tournament
M Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 26
W Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 26
M Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 26
W Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 26
Baseball UIC Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 26, 12:00 p.m. Valpo
Softball Valpo Dayton, Ohio
Apr 26, 12:00 p.m. Wright State
Softball Valpo Dayton, Ohio
Apr 26, 2:00 p.m. Wright State
M Tennis Valpo Ann Arbor, Mich.
Apr 27, 2:00 p.m. Horizon League Tournament
W Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 27
M Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 27
Softball Valpo Dayton, Ohio
Apr 27, 12:00 p.m. Wright State
Baseball UIC Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 27, 12:00 p.m. Valpo
Baseball Western Michigan Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 29, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
Softball IUPUI VU Softball Field
Apr 29, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
Softball IUPUI VU Softball Field
Apr 29, 5:00 p.m. Valpo
Baseball Chicago State Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 30, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
Softball Valpo Bloomington, Ind.
Apr 30, 3:00 p.m. Indiana (resumption of suspended game)
Softball Valpo Bloomington, Ind.
Apr 30, 4:00 p.m. Indiana
W Track Horizon League Outdoor Championships Youngstown, Ohio
May 2
M Track Horizon League Outdoor Championships Youngstown, Ohio
May 2
Baseball Oakland Emory G. Bauer Field
May 2, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
M Track Horizon League Outdoor Championships Youngstown, Ohio
May 3
W Track Horizon League Outdoor Championships Youngstown, Ohio
May 3
Baseball Oakland Emory G. Bauer Field
May 3, 12:00 p.m. Valpo
Softball Valpo Green Bay, Wis.
May 3, 1:00 p.m. Green Bay
Softball Valpo Green Bay, Wis.
May 3, 3:00 p.m. Green Bay