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Drozdowski’s two wins lead Valpo women at Puma Invitational
Sarah Drozdowski won the hammer throw and the shot put at the Puma Invitational.
Sarah Drozdowski won the hammer throw and the shot put at the Puma Invitational.

Saturday, March 30, 2013

Junior Sarah Drozdowski (Roselle, Ill./Lake Park) was a double-winner to lead the Valparaiso women’s track and field team at the Puma Invitational in Rensselaer, Ind. on Saturday afternoon.

Drozdowski placed first in the hammer throw with a mark of 168’ 10” and won the shot put with a distance of 41’ 10 ½”. She also finished second in the discus throw with a mark of 134’ 11”.

Sophomore Jazmin Taylor (Rock Island, Ill./Rock Island) won the high jump, clearing 5’ 3”.

Freshman Sarah Peters (LaGrange, Ill./Lyons Township) took first in the pole vault, clearing 11’ 3 ¾”. Junior Kelley Freeman (Valparaiso, Ind./Chesterton) took second in the pole vault, and freshman Ashley Heisey (Shippensburg, Pa./Mercersburg Academy) was third.

Sophomore Jessica Richardson (Columbus, Ind./North) won the 5000-meter run with a time of 18:17.44.

Sophomore Kelli Wosick (Mount Prospect, Ill./Saint Viator) won the 400-meter dash (1:01.42) and finished fourth in the 200-meter dash (27.42).

Junior Marissa Crafton (Chesterton, Ind./Chesterton) took second in both the long jump and the triple jump.

Junior Grace Watkins (Hanover Park, Ill./Hoffman Estates) and sophomore Eileen Carmignani (Naperville, Ill./Benet Academy) finished third and fourth, respectively in the 3000-meter steeplechase.

The Valparaiso track team returns to action on Friday, April 5 for day one of the Chicagoland Championships in Chicago, Ill.