Emilie Marsicek (Spalding, Mich./Carney-Nadeau) recorded three top-ten finishes Saturday to lead the Valparaiso women's track and field team at the Miami Invitational in Oxford, Ohio.
The Crusaders tallied 28 points over the meet, good for ninth place among the 14 participating institutions. The host RedHawks took top team honors with 199.5 points.
Marsicek's best finish came in the shot put, where she placed third, registering a toss of 41'11 ¼". The redshirt junior placed fourth in the javelin throw with a mark of 112'5", and improved upon her fourth-best mark in school history in the hammer throw with a toss of 140'2".
Amanda Body (Harlan, Ky./Harlan) showcased her versatility, posting two top-five finishes for Valpo. Body came home third in the 200m dash, crossing the line in 26.22, and followed that up with a fourth-place performance in the triple jump, leaping 33'5 ¾". Melanie Wilson (St. Louis, Mo./Rosati-Kain) finished right behind Body in the triple jump with a leap of 32'4 ¼".
Lakisha Lane (Topeka, Kan./Highland Park) continued her stellar freshman campaign with a seventh-place finish in the 100m hurdles. Lane's time of 15.59 improved upon her own fourth-best time in Crusader history in the event.
Valparaiso returns to the track next Saturday, April 21, at the Puma Invitational in Rensselaer, Ind. The first event is scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. CDT.