Valparaiso closed out the weekend’s competition at the Calvin Winter Invitational on Saturday with an eighth place finish overall.
The Crusaders tallied 79 points in the 11-team event, while Grand Valley State won the meet with 1,118 points.
Rachel Majercik (Shaumburg, Ill./Conant H.S.) posted a pair of top-16 finishes on Saturday to lead the Crusaders. The senior finished 14th in the 100 butterfly with a time of 1:00.85 while earning a 16th place mark in the 200 individual medley touching the wall in 2:18.56.
Amy Andracki (Arlington Heights, Ill./Prospect H.S.) led the Brown and Gold in the 200 breaststroke with a time of 2:36.20 while Karen Berg (Glendale, Ariz./Deer Valley H.S.) had the team’s fastest time in the 200 backstroke finishing in 2:19.32.
Kristy Shew (Terre Haute, Ind./North Vigo H.S.) led the Crusaders in the 500 freestyle with a time of 5:30.15 while Laura Rickey (Monmouth, Ill./Monmouth-Roseville H.S.) had the best 100 free mark finishing in 57.36 seconds.
Valpo also finished 13th as a team in the 400 free relay as Majercik, Rickey, Erin Owen (Mazeppa, Minn./Zumbrota-Mazepa H.S.), and Shew posted a time of 3:46.61.
The Crusaders will take time off for the holidays before returning to action at the Ball State Invitational in Muncie, Ind. on January 9 beginning at 11 a.m. CST.