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Justine Barnes posted the ninth fastest 100 fly time ever at Valpo on Saturday. (Ray Acevedo)
Justine Barnes posted the ninth fastest 100 fly time ever at Valpo on Saturday. (Ray Acevedo)

Friday, February 25, 2011

Valparaiso’s women’s swim team heads into the final day of the season in seventh place at the Horizon League Championships at Busbey Natatorium in Cleveland, Ohio after scoring 101 points through three days.

The Crusaders have a 32.5-point lead over eighth place Butler (68.5).  Green Bay leads the way with 566.5 points followed by Milwaukee (488) and Cleveland State (471.5).  Wright State is fourth with 392 points followed by UIC (319), Youngstown State (220.5) and the Crusaders

In the lone relay of the day, Valpo finished in seventh place in the 800 freestyle relay.  Laura Rickey (Monmouth, Ill./Monmouth-Roseville H.S.), Alizabeth Taubert (Bloomington, Ill./University H.S.), Stephanie Ferschl (Mukwonago, Wis./Mukwonago H.S.), and Andrea Bretl (Wauwatosa, Wis./West H.S.) posted a time of 8:05.08, the Crusaders’ best mark of the year by three seconds.

Valparaiso did not advance any individuals to the evening finals on Friday, but did have some other good swims on the day.

In the 100 butterfly, Shaunna Dangremond (Tucson, Ariz./Sabino H.S.) tied the second fastest time in school history, touching the wall in 59.09 seconds.  She finished 17th overall though, missing out on the finals by just one position.  Justine Barnes (Rochester Hills, Mich./Adams H.S.) added the ninth best mark in school history in the same event with her time of 1:00.19 while Amy Andracki (Arlington Heights,  Ill./Prospect H.S.) added the 10th best mark ever with her time of 1:00.34.

Natalie Jarrett (Lebanon, Ind./Western Boone H.S.) posted the third fastest 100 backstroke time ever at Valpo with her mark of 1:00.07 to finish 18th, just out of the top-16 which qualified for the finals.  Brittany Bencur (Dyer, Ind./Lake Central H.S.) added a collegiate best mark of 1:05.98 in the event for the Cruasders.

Rickey added the team’s best time of the day in the 200 freestyle, posting a time of 1:58.72, a collegiate best to finish 20th overall.  Bretl and Katie Meunier (Mukwonago, Wis./Mukwonago H.S.) both tallied career bests in the event as well in exhibition swims with times of 2:01.75 and 2:14.97 respectively.  Ferschl also added a season best time of 2:04.09 as an exhibition in the 200 free.

Andracki added a 20th place effort in the 100 breaststroke with her season best time of 1:07.45.  Katrina Peters (Crystal Lake, Ill./Central H.S.) added a collegiate best time of 1:13.17.  Sarah Robertson (Crawfordsville, Ind./Crawfordsville H.S.) swam an exhibition time in the 100 breast as well, touching the wall in a season best time of 1:12.06.  Robertson was also Valpo’s lone entry in the 400 individual medley, posting a time of 5:03.83.

Valparaiso returns to the water to close out the 2010-2011 season on Saturday.  Preliminary heats begin at 9 a.m. CST with the nightly finals starting at 4:30 p.m. CST in Cleveland.

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 Track DePaul Invitational Chicago, Ill.
Apr 19 2nd/3 (191)
W Track DePaul Invitational Chicago, Ill.
Apr 19 3rd/5 (82)
M Golf Wolfpack Spring Open Raleigh, N.C. (Lonnie Poole Golf Course)
Apr 19 CCD
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 2 Notre Dame, Ind.
Apr 24 #21/21 Notre Dame 7
M Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 25
W 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
W Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 26
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
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
W Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 27
M Tennis Valpo Ann Arbor, Mich.
Apr 27 Horizon League Tournament
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
W Track Horizon League Outdoor Championships Youngstown, Ohio
May 4
M Track Horizon League Outdoor Championships Youngstown, Ohio
May 4
Softball Valpo Green Bay, Wis.
May 4, 12:00 p.m. Green Bay
Baseball Oakland Emory G. Bauer Field
May 4, 12:00 p.m. Valpo