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Valpo Women Open Season Winning One of Three Meets at Quadrangular
Grace Arnold finished third in two events on Sunday.
Grace Arnold finished third in two events on Sunday.

Monday, October 06, 2008

Box Score

            Valparaiso defeated Butler but dropped two close meets to Saint Louis and Evansville on Sunday afternoon as the Crusaders opened the 2008-2009 swimming and diving season in Fishers, Ind.

            The Crusaders defeated the Bulldogs 135-61 while falling 159-69 to Saint Louis and 143-79 against the Purple Aces.

            The Crusaders opened the meet, and the season, in triumphant fashion winning the 400 medley relay.  The team of Shaunna Dangremond (Tucson, Ariz./Sabino H.S.), Amy Andracki (Arlington Heights, Ill./Prospect H.S.), Rachel Majercik (Schaumburg, Ill./Conant H.S.), and Jaclyn Krause (Rochester, Mich./Notre Dame Prep H.S.) touched the wall in 4:04.30, more than two seconds in front of runner-up Saint Louis.

            Andracki also recorded an individual victory on the afternoon.  The sophomore won the 200 breaststroke by more than a quarter of a second with a time of 2:30.81.

            Dangremond and Krause also posted top-three finishes on the day for the Crusaders.  Dangremond recorded the 10th fastest 200 individual medley time in Valpo history with her third place effort in a time of 2:17.06.  Krause finished in the same position in the 50 freestyle with a time of 24.83 seconds, just .01 seconds shy of runner-up.

            Grace Arnold (Glendora, Calif./Glendora H.S.)  earned two third place finishes on the day for the Crusaders.  She began with a time of 11:07.80 in the 1000 freestyle, then came back and posted a mark of 5:20.40 in the 500 free.

            Valparaiso (1-2) will return to action on Friday, October 17 for its home opener.  The Crusaders will entertain Xavier (Ohio) at the Athletics-Recreation Center pool beginning at 5 p.m.