Body Stars for Crusaders at Findlay Classic
Amanda Body finished third in the 200m dash and eighth in the 60m dash.
Body Stars for Crusaders at Findlay Classic
Saturday, January 31, 2009

Senior Amanda Body (Harlan, Ky./Harlan) posted season-best times in two events, leading to two top-ten finishes, as the Valparaiso women’s track and field team competed Friday and Saturday at the Findlay Classic in Findlay, Ohio.

Body came home with a third-place finish in the 200m dash Saturday, posting a time of 25.78 seconds.  She also matched her season-best time in the preliminary round of the 60m dash of 7.97 seconds, and shaved another five one-hundredths off for a final time of 7.92 seconds, good for eighth place.

Valpo also had athletes competing in the throwing events at Findlay.  Freshman Natalie McCorriston (Lansdowne, Pa./Cardinal O’Hara) led the Crusaders in the shot put with a mark of 33’3 ¼”, while fellow freshman Lydia Hurlbert (Prior Lake, Minn./Prior Lake) led the way in the weight throw, registering a toss of 35’9 ½”.

The Crusaders return to the track next weekend, splitting up for a pair of meets.  Some Valpo athletes will take part in Notre Dame’s Meyo Invitational, a two-day meet starting Friday, February 6, while most of the squad will head to the Tiger Invitational in Greencastle, Ind. on Friday evening.