Sophomore Jessica Richardson (Columbus, Ind./North) and junior Sarah Drozdowski (Roselle, Ill./Lake Park) each recorded a second-place finish to lead the Valparaiso women’s track and field team at the Dave Rankin Invitational in West Lafayette, Ind. on Saturday.
Richardson placed second in the 5000-meter run with a time of 17:40.63.
Drozdowski, who also placed ninth in the shot put, took second in the hammer throw with a distance of 164’ 2”.
Sophomore Kelley Freeman (Valparaiso, Ind,/Chesterton) finished in a tie for second in the pole vault by clearing 10’ 11 ¾”. Freshman Sarah Peters (LaGrange, Ill./Lyons Township) took sixth in the pole vault.
Freshman Cleo Holt (Marietta, Ga./George Walton Comprehensive) was third in the 100-meter dash with a time of 12.58 seconds.
Freshman Ann Chapman (Washington, Ill./Washington Community) took fourth in the triple jump with a mark of 33’ 8 ¾”.
Sophomore Jazmin Taylor (Rock Island, Ill./Rock Island) cleared 5’ 1” in the high jump to finish in a tie for fourth.
Freshman Megan Howdeshell (Bourbon, Ind./Triton Junior-Senior) placed fourth in the discus with a throw of 143’ 2”.
Sophomore Brooke Hinstorff (Waterloo, Wis./Lakeside Lutheran) was sixth in the javelin with a throw of 102’.
In the 3000-meter steeplechase, junior Grace Shemwell (Clinton, Iowa/Clinton) was seventh, while junior Grace Watkins (Hanover Park, Ill./Hoffman Estates) was eighth.
The Crusaders return to the track on Saturday, April 27 at the Redhawk Invitational in Oxford, Ohio.