Purdue Open Marks First Outdoor Meet for Valpo Women
Saturday, March 29, 2003
The Purdue Open held Friday and Saturday marked the first outdoor meet of the season for the Valparaiso women's track and field team.

Holly Hagen (Hobart, Ind./Hobart H.S.) turned in a pair of top-four finishes in the throws for the Brown and Gold. She finished in third place in the hammer with a mark of 122'0" while placing fourth in the shot put with a toss of 38'1 ". Teammate Katie Vogt (Hamburg, N.J./Wallkill Valley H.S.) was one spot behind Hagen in the hammer with a toss of 121'11".

Elsewhere in field events, Alicia McNair (Fort Collins, Colo./Fort Collins H.S.) earned a third place finish in the triple jump with a leap of 32'6 " and Jessica Cherrington (Roseburg, Ore./Umpqua Valley Christian) earned the same place in the javelin.

Amanda Meyer (Somerset, Wis./Somerset H.S.) was the meet's runner-up in the long jump with a leap of 16'8 ", while Lynnae Skogerboe (Fridley, Minn./Columbia Heights H.S.) was in third 8 " behind Meyer.

On the track, Elizabeth Whiting (Parma, Mich./Western H.S.) earned a runner-up finish in the 5000m run with a time of 18:27.15, while Amy Mikel (Lemont, Ill./Fenwick H.S.) placed fifth in the 1500m with a time of 5:07.83.

Maggie Zellner (Downers Grove, Ill./Benet Academy) finished third in the 400m dash with a time of 59.79 seconds, while placing fifth in the 200m dash with a time of 26.96 seconds.

Valpo will return to the oval next Saturday with a meet at DePauw in Greencastle, Ind.