Several Crusaders Run at Drake Relays on Thursday
Thursday, April 24, 2003
Several distance runners represented the Valparaiso University women's track and field team on Thursday evening at the Drake Relays in Des Moines, Iowa.

The Crusaders 4xMile relay earned a 15th place finish in the meet. Jobeth Schmiesing (North Mankato, Minn./Mankato West H.S.), Amy Mikel (Lemont, Ill./Fenwick H.S.), Amanda Lee (South Lyon, Mich./South Lyon H.S.) and Rachel Nelson (Lee's Summit, Mo./Lee's Summit H.S.) finished in a time of 21:25.24, the third fastest relay in school history.

Elizabeth Whiting (Parma, Mich./Western H.S.) then concluded the day with a 22nd place finish in the 10,000m run. The junior crossed the finish line in a time of 38:47.79.

The rest of the Valpo track and field team will compete on Friday and Saturday at the Boilermaker Open in West Lafayette, Ind.