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Crusaders Place Fourth at Mid-Con Track Championships

Saturday, May 15, 2004

The Valparaiso University women's track and field team concluded the Mid-Continent Conference Outdoor Track and Field Championships on Saturday with a fourth place finish in Cedar City, Utah.

The Crusaders tallied 87 points over the three-day championship, 30 more than fifth place UMKC. Southern Utah was crowned team champion with 270 points followed by Western Illinois with 218.5. Oral Roberts finished third with 142.5 while Chicago State was sixth with 37 points.

Jessica Cherrington (Roseberg, Ore./Umpqua Valley Christian H.S.) started the field event portion of the day off with a second place finish in the javelin. Last year's event champion turned in a toss of 123'4". Heather Furr (Plainfield, Ill./Plainfield H.S.) and Emilie Marsicek (Spalding, Mich./Carney-Nadeau H.S.) each placed in the event as well. Furr was sixth with a toss of 105'10" and Marsicek was seventh with a throw of 105'4".

Holly Hagen (Hobart, Ind./Hobart H.S.) led three placers in the discus for the Brown and Gold. Her toss of 119'7" marked a season's best and placed her fourth. Marsicek was seventh with her throw of 106'9", while Rachel Liptak (Temecula, Calif./Temecula Valley H.S.) was eighth with a toss of 91'6".

Annie Elzey (Cornell, Ill./Flanagan H.S.) was Valpo's top finisher in the triple jump but did not score finishing in 11th place with a leap of 33'11 ".

On the oval, the Crusaders began the day with a fifth place finish in the 4x100m relay with a time of 50.68 seconds. Jobeth Schmiesing (North Mankato, Minn./Mankato West H.S.) then just missed out on scoring by less than a second in the 1,500m run with her ninth place finish in a time of 5:02.87.

Maggie Zellner (Downers Grove, Ill./Benet Academy) placed eighth for the Crusaders in the 400m dash with a time of 59.53 seconds, while Laura Arloszynski (Greenfield, Wis./Greenfield H.S.) earned the same finish in the 100m dash crossing the finish line in a time of 12.69 seconds.

The 800m run saw Rachel Nelson (Lee's Summit, Mo./Lee's Summit H.S.) cross the finish line in fifth place with a time of 2:18.90, missing a top-three spot by just .59 seconds. A pair of Crusaders placed in the 400m hurdles, as Furr turned in a time of 1:09.58 to finish sixth, while Mary Frisch (Chesterton, Ind./Chesterton H.S.) was seventh crossing the line in 1:10.97.

The final individual event of the day, the 5,000m, saw Elizabeth Whiting (Parma, Mich./Western H.S.) and Amanda Lee (South Lyon, Mich./South Lyon H.S.) finish seventh and eighth respectively. Whiting finished in a time of 20:16.06 while her teammate was 1.50 seconds behind.

The championships wrapped up with the 4x400m relay where Valpo finished in fourth place with a time of 4:00.13.

The Crusaders have now concluded their 2004 season.
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Apr 6 Valpo 8
Baseball Wright State 4 Emory G. Bauer Field
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Softball Northern Illinois 3 8 inn.
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M Tennis Valpo 5 Detroit, Mich.
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Baseball Youngstown State 7 Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 11 Valpo 10
W Track Chicagoland Championships Romeoville, Ill.
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M Track Chicagoland Championships Romeoville, Ill.
Apr 12 6th/20 (48)
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Apr 12, 10:00 a.m. Valpo 13
Softball Cleveland State 3 VU Softball Field
Apr 12, 10:00 a.m. Valpo 2
Volleyball Western Michigan/Butler/Eastern Michigan ARC
Apr 12, 1:45 p.m. Valpo
Softball Cleveland State 4 VU Softball Field
Apr 12, 1:45 p.m. Valpo 6
Baseball Youngstown State 12 Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 12, 1:45 p.m. Valpo 4
W Tennis Valpo 1 Detroit, Mich.
Apr 12, 1:45 p.m. Detroit 6
M Soccer Benedictine Brown Field
Apr 12, 4:00 p.m. Valpo
W Soccer Haitian National Team Brown Field
Apr 12, 7:00 p.m. Valpo
W Golf Crusader/Jaguar Challenge Valparaiso, Ind. (The Course at Aberdeen)
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M Golf Bluegrass Invitational Lexington, Ky. (University Club Big Blue Course)
Apr 13 t-6th/13 (895)
Softball Cleveland State 6 8 inn.
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W Tennis Valpo 1 Rochester, Mich.
Apr 13 Oakland 6
M Tennis Valpo 1 Notre Dame, Ind.
Apr 13 #12 Notre Dame 6
W Tennis Valpo 0 Chicago, Ill.
Apr 14 Chicago State 7
M Tennis Valpo 7 Homewood, Ill.
Apr 15 Chicago State 0
Baseball Valpo CCD
Apr 15 Toledo
Baseball Valpo Milwaukee, Wis.
Apr 17, 3:00 p.m. Milwaukee
M Tennis Youngstown State Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 18, 11:00 a.m. Valpo
Baseball Valpo Milwaukee, Wis.
Apr 18, 3:00 p.m. Milwaukee
Softball Oakland VU Softball Field
Apr 18, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
W Tennis Youngstown State Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 18, 4:00 p.m. Valpo
M Golf Wolfpack Spring Open Raleigh, N.C. (Lonnie Poole Golf Course)
Apr 19
W Tennis Cleveland State Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 19 Valpo
M Track DePaul Invitational Chicago, Ill.
Apr 19
W Track DePaul Invitational Chicago, Ill.
Apr 19
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Apr 19, 12:00 p.m. Valpo
Baseball Valpo Milwaukee, Wis.
Apr 19, 1:00 p.m. Milwaukee
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Apr 19, 2:00 p.m. Valpo
M Tennis Cleveland State Valpo Tennis Complex
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Apr 22, 5:00 p.m. Western Illinois
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Apr 24, 5:00 p.m. Notre Dame
M Tennis Valpo Ann Arbor, Mich.
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Apr 25
M Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 25
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Apr 25
W Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 25
Baseball UIC Emory G. Bauer Field
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M Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 26
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Apr 26
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W Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
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M Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 26
Baseball UIC Emory G. Bauer Field
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