Majercik Wins Three Events But Valpo Comes Up Just Short Against UIC
Rachel Majercik won three times on Saturday. (Ray Acevedo)

Majercik Wins Three Events But Valpo Comes Up Just Short Against UIC
Saturday, January 24, 2009

Rachel Majercik (Schaumburg, Ill./Conant H.S.) won three times on Saturday afternoon, but it was not quite enough for Valparaiso as the Crusaders dropped a 132-82 meet against UIC at the Athletics-Recreation Center pool.

Majercik started her day as a member of the victorious 200 medley relay.  She teamed with Shaunna Dangremond (Tucson, Ariz./Sabino H.S.), Amy Andracki (Arlington Heights, Il./Prospect H.S.), and Jaclyn Krause (Rochester, Mich./Notre Dame Prep H.S.) to post a time of 1:51.43, the third fastest relay mark in school history.

Majercik then added a win in the 50 freestyle with a time of 24.95 seconds to spark a one-two-three finish for the Brown and Gold.  Krause was runner-up with a time of 25.07 seconds while Becky Crabtree (Mason, Ohio/Mason H.S.) was just behind the other two with a mark of 25.13 seconds.

A junior, Majercik finished her trio of triumphs with her fastest 100 free time of the season, winning the event in 54.19 seconds.

Dangremond finished second in a pair of individual events.  Her time of 2:14.75 was the fifth quickest ever in school history while she also finished runner-up in the 100 backstroke with a time of 1:02.92.

Grace Arnold (Glendora, Calif./Glendora H.S.) also earned a second place finish on the day, turning in the second fastest time in school history in the 1650 freestyle.  She touched the wall in 17:56.09.

Andracki earned her own second place finish in the 100 breaststroke, finishing with a time of 1:10.45.

Valparaiso (1-7) returns to action next Friday in Macomb, Ill. against Western Illinois.  The Crusaders will dive into the water for the first race at 5 p.m.