Crusader Women Swim at Cleveland State's Quadrangular
Rachel Majercik finished fifth in the 200 free. (Ray Acevedo)

Crusader Women Swim at Cleveland State's Quadrangular
Saturday, November 14, 2009

Valparaiso’s women’s swimming and diving team took part in a quadrangular meet in Cleveland, Ohio on Saturday afternoon, dropping each of its three contests.

The Crusaders fell 189-41 against host Cleveland State, 176-60 versus Niagara, and 184-46 against Saint Bonaventure.

Rachel Majercik (Schaumburg, Ill./Conant H.S.) led the way for the Crusaders with a fifth place finish in the 200 freestyle, turning in a time of 1:59.79. 

Justine Barnes (Rochester Hills, Mich./Adams H.S.) matched the fifth place effort in the 200 butterfly, posting a mark of 2:16.79.

Stephanie Ferschl (Mukwonago, Wis./Mukwonago H.S.) placed seventh in the 500 free with a time of 5:33.69 while also finishing eighth in the 1000 free in 11:19.84.

Amy Andracki (Arlington Heights, Ill./Prospect H.S.) touched the wall in 2:35.27 in the 200 breaststroke to finish seventh while Laura Rickey (Monmouth, Ill./Monmouth-Roseville H.S.) added an eight place finish in the 100 free, finishing in 57.35 seconds.

Valparaiso (0-4) will return to action next Friday night against Green Bay in Green Bay, Wis.  The first race begins at 6 p.m.