Crusader women record six top-five finishes at Boilermaker Invite
Kelley Freeman took fourth at the Boilermaker Invitational. (Derek Schnake)
Kelley Freeman took fourth at the Boilermaker Invitational. (Derek Schnake)

Saturday, February 16, 2013

The Valparaiso women’s track team recorded six top-five finishes at the Boilermaker Invitational in West Lafayette, Ind. on Saturday.

Cleo Holt (Marietta, Ga./George Walton Comprehensive) took fourth in the 60-meter dash, finishing with a season-best time of 7.94 seconds. She also placed fifth in the 200-meter dash, crossing the line in 26.66 seconds. Kelly Wosick (Mount Prospect, Ill./Saint Viator) took eighth (27.95) and Malea Buck (Davenport, Iowa/Central) was ninth (28.23).

Nicole Zehel (Wixom, Mich./Lutheran Westland) took fifth in the 600-meter run (1:41.99).

In the field events, Jazmin Taylor (Rock Island, Ill./Rock Island) set a season-best in the high jump, clearing 5’3” to finish fourth.

Kelley Freeman (Valparaiso, Ind./Chesterton) and Sarah Peters (LaGrange, Ill./Lyons Township) finished fourth and sixth, respectively in the pole vault. Each cleared 10’6”.

Marissa Crafton (Chesterton, Ind./Chesterton) was fourth in the long jump (16’7”) and Brooke Hinstorff (Watertown, Wis./Lakeside Lutheran) finished sixth (15’2 ¾”).

Sarah Drozdowski (Roselle, Ill./Lake Park) was sixth in the shot put with a distance of 43’9 ¼”.

The Crusaders next take to the track Saturday, Feb. 23 for day one of the Horizon League Championships in Youngstown, Ohio.