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June 01, 2008
Emilie Marsicek (Spalding, Mich./Carney-Nadeau) closed out her impressive career in a Crusader uniform Saturday at the NCAA Mideast Regional in Fayetteville, Ark., competing among the region’s elite athletes in the shot put.
May 31, 2008
Seniors Emilie Marsicek (Spalding, Mich./Carney-Nadeau) and Melanie Wilson (Saint Louis, Mo./Rosati-Kain) represented the Valparaiso women’s track and field team on the first day of competition at the NCAA Mideast Regional Friday in Fayetteville, Ark.
May 17, 2008
Emilie Marsicek (Spalding, Mich./Carney-Nadeau) won the shot put Friday at the Gregory Invitational in Naperville, Ill., while Melanie Wilson (Saint Louis, Mo./Rosati-Kain) finished third in the triple jump.
May 10, 2008
Emilie Marsicek (Spalding, Mich./Carney-Nadeau) set a new school and Horizon League record en route to victory in the shot put, while Melanie Wilson (Saint Louis, Mo./Rosati-Kain) took top honors in the 100m hurdles as the Valparaiso women’s track and field team finished third in its first-ever Outdoor Championships Friday in Youngstown, Ohio.  Marsicek was named the league’s Outstanding Field Performer after finishing the meet with two event victories.
May 09, 2008
Led by a victory in the discus throw by Emilie Marsicek (Spalding, Mich./Carney-Nadeau), the Valparaiso women’s track and field team closed out day one of the Horizon League Outdoor Championships in fourth place.  The Crusaders tallied 32 points on the first day of competition, just 17 points back of leader Youngstown State.
May 04, 2008
The Valparaiso women’s track and field 4x100m relay team took first place Saturday afternoon at the Butler Twilight Meet in Indianapolis, Ind. to lead the Crusader effort.
April 27, 2008
Melanie Wilson (Saint Louis, Mo./Rosati-Kain) recorded two top-ten finishes Saturday to lead the Valparaiso women’s track and field team as it finished competition at the Hillsdale Gina Relays in Hillsdale, Mich.
April 26, 2008
Amanda Body (Harlan, Ky./Harlan) broke her own school record Friday as she won the long jump, while Emilie Marsicek (Spalding, Mich./Carney-Nadeau) also surpassed her own record in the shot put as the Valparaiso women’s track and field team competed at the Hillsdale Gina Relays in Hillsdale, Mich.
April 19, 2008
Sophomore Ini Umana (Cottage Grove, Minn./Park) broke a nine-year-old school record in the discus throw Saturday at the Puma Invitational in Rensselaer, Ind., one of nine event victories on the day for the Valparaiso women’s track and field team.
April 13, 2008
The Valparaiso women’s track and field team placed ninth this weekend as it competed at the Miami Team Challenge in Oxford, Ohio.
April 12, 2008
Ini Umana (Cottage Grove, Minn./Park) registered a career-best distance in the hammer throw Friday at the Miami Team Challenge in Oxford, Ohio as the Valparaiso women’s track and field squad kicked off competition in the two-day meet.
April 05, 2008
Melanie Wilson (Saint Louis, Mo./Rosati-Kain) won three events Saturday at the DePauw Invitational in Greencastle, Ind., including a school-record effort in the 100m hurdles, while Ini Umana (Cottage Grove, Minn./Park) added two wins of her own as the Valparaiso women’s track and field team finished in third place.
March 30, 2008
The Valparaiso women’s track and field team opened its outdoor campaign Saturday at the Ted Haydon Invitational in Chicago, Ill., winning five events on its way to a third-place finish.
March 09, 2008
Senior Melanie Wilson (Saint Louis, Mo./Rosati-Kain) ran the second-fastest time of her career in the 60m hurdles as she competed Saturday at the Alex Wilson Invitational in Notre Dame, Ind.
March 03, 2008
Melanie Wilson (Saint Louis, Mo./Rosati-Kain) set a new school record in the 60m hurdles Sunday at the final day of competition at the Horizon League Indoor Championships in Kent, Ohio, while Amanda Body (Harlan, Ky./Harlan) matched her own record in the 60m dash.  Both were also part of the Valpo 4x400m relay squad that smashed a school record, as the Crusader women ran to a fourth-place team finish.
March 02, 2008
Amanda Body (Harlan, Ky./Harlan) lowered her own school record in the 60m dash Saturday as the Valparaiso women’s track and field squad competed at the Horizon League Indoor Championships in Kent, Ohio.
February 23, 2008
The Valparaiso women’s track and field team defeated Horizon League foes UIC (69-44) and Loyola (72-38), as well as non-conference opponent Chicago State (70-28), Friday evening at the Panther Tune-Up in Milwaukee, Wis.  Only the host Panthers defeated the Crusaders (84-52) in the meet that featured dual-meet scoring.
February 16, 2008
Led by a victory from Melanie Wilson (Saint Louis, Mo./Rosati-Kain) in the 55m hurdles, the Valparaiso women’s track and field team finished fifth at the Chicagoland Championships Friday evening in Romeoville, Ill.
February 13, 2008
Junior Amanda Body (Harlan, Ky./Harlan) has been named the Horizon League’s Women’s Track and Field Athlete of the Week today after posting four individual top-two placements Saturday at the DePauw Invitational, helping Valparaiso to a second-place team finish.
February 10, 2008
16 top-five finishes Saturday, led by four apiece from Amanda Body (Harlan, Ky./Harlan) and Melanie Wilson (Saint Louis, Mo./Rosati-Kain), helped propel Valparaiso to a second-place finish at the DePauw Invitational in Greencastle, Ind.  Among Wilson’s top-fives was a new school record in the 55m hurdles.
January 27, 2008
Melanie Wilson (Saint Louis, Mo./Rosati-Kain) posted three top-five finishes to lead Valparaiso in competition at the Findlay Classic in Findlay, Ohio on Friday and Saturday.
January 22, 2008
Senior Melanie Wilson (Saint Louis, Mo./Rosati-Kain) was honored as the Horizon League Indoor Track and Field Athlete of the Week today following her impressive performance last Saturday at the Phoenix Invitational.
January 19, 2008
Melanie Wilson (Saint Louis, Mo./Rosati-Kain) won two events Saturday and finished second in another to help guide Valparaiso to a fifth-place team finish at the Phoenix Invitational in Chicago, Ill.
December 08, 2007
Emilie Marsicek (Spalding, Mich./Carney-Nadeau) smashed Valparaiso’s program record in the shot put, leading the Crusaders as they competed at the Redbird Open in Normal, Ill. for their first meet of the season.
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