Richardson, Drozdowski lead Valpo women at Duke Invitational
Friday, April 5, 2013
Richardson, Drozdowski lead Valpo women at Duke Invitational
Jessica Richardson placed fourth in the 10,000-meter run at the Duke Invitational.

Sophomore Jessica Richardson (Columbus, Ind./North) and junior Sarah Drozdowski (Roselle, Ill./Lake Park) each posted fourth-place finishes on Friday to lead the Valparaiso women’s track team at the Duke Invitational in Durham, N.C.

Richardson posted a time of 36:47.16 in the 10,000-meter run.

Drozdowski set a season-best in the hammer throw with a distance of 170’ 7”. Her best mark came in her final attempt of the afternoon.

At the Chicagoland Championships in Romeoville, Ill., sophomore Jazmin Taylor (Rock Island, Ill./Rock Island) cleared 5’ 0 ¼” to finish in a tie for third in the high jump.

Junior Haley Kerling (Rensselaer, Ind./Rensselaer) took seventh in the 10,000-meter run (40:14.60), while freshman Hannah Schilling (Fraser, Mich./Lutheran North) finished eighth (41:41.87).

Junior Marissa Crafton (Chesterton, Ind./Chesterton) placed 12th in the long jump with a best mark of 16’ 8”.

The Crusaders return to action on Saturday with the final day of competition of both the Duke Invitational and the Chicagoland Championships.