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Rachael Button
2004-05 Women's Track & Field
EVENTS
Distance
YR.
Fr./Fr./Fr.
HOMETOWN
Farmington, Mich.
HIGH SCHOOL (PREV. SCHOOL)
Farmington
Rachael Button

2007 (Track and Field): Ran in eight meets for the Crusaders as a sophomore ... earned All Mid-Continent Conference honors outdoors, finishing third in the 10,000m run ... moved into fourth place on Valpo's all-time chart in the outdoor 10K with a time of 38:08.03 at the Hillsdale Gina Relays ... finished third at the Boilermaker Invitational in the 3,000m run during the indoor campaign ... a member of the Mid-Con All-Academic team ... named to the Fall 2007 Horizon League Academic Honor Roll.

2006 (Cross Country): Ran six races as a junior for the Crusaders ... contributed to Valpo team score in all six races ... opened season with second career top-five finish at Crusader Invitational ... ran career-best 5K at Notre Dame Invitational, finishing race in 18:24, the eighth-best time in Valpo history over 5K ... earned Second Team All Mid-Con honors after placing 12th at the Mid-Con Championships ... named to the Mid-Con All-Academic Team ... also named to the Mid-Con Commissioner's List of Academic Excellence.

2005 (Cross Country): Ran six times for the Brown and Gold ... named to Mid-Con Commissioner's List of Academic Excellence ... finished fourth at season-opening 6K Crusader Invitational (23:14), second-fastest among Valpo runners ... ran fastest 5K of season at Evansville Invitational, covering course in 18:30.5 and finishing sixth ... quickest 6K of the year was at Mid-Con Championships, coming in 17th after finishing Sunset Hills Farm route in 23:11.2.

2004 (Cross Country): Competed six times as a freshman ... named team's co-Most Valuable Runner ... earned a top-20 finish in five of six races ... led all Valpo runners in first collegiate race, Crusader Invitational, with an 11th-place finish ... ran season-best 5K at Evansville Invitational, finishing 12th in 18:29.3 ... finished 15th at 6K Mid-Continent Conference Championships.

Prep: A four-year letterwinner for the Falcons ... qualified for state championships all four seasons ... named to All-State team as a senior ... won Regional Championship in 2003 ... holds school's 5K record (18:39) ... a four-time All-Area honoree ... named team captain and team's Most Valuable Runner as junior and senior ... also earned four letters in track and field ... named to Academic All-State team in 2001 ... Vice President of Farmington's National Honor Society.

Personal: Rachael is the daughter of Richard and Julie Button ... father, Richard, ran track for the Crusaders ... major is English ... born January 31, 1986.

2004-05 Women's Track & Field
Laura ArloszynskiSprintsSo./So./So.
Elizabeth BandaSprintsSo./So./So.
Ashley BillstromDistanceSo./So./So.
Joanne BorchertDistanceJr./So./So.
Rachael ButtonDistanceFr./Fr./Fr.
Jessica CherringtonJavelin/MultisSr./Jr./Sr.
Krissy CzapanskiyJumps/SprintsSo./Fr./Fr.
Kirstin DaviesPV/SprintsFr./Fr./Fr.
Shile DaytonPVSr./Sr./Sr.
Mary FrischHurdles/PVSr./Sr./Sr.
Ashleigh GriechenJumpsJr./So./So.
Holly HagenThrowsSr./Sr./Sr.
Carissa HeinoldJumps/SprintsFr./Fr./Fr.
Amanda HyttelThrowsSo./Fr./Fr.
Martha JosephsonJumpsSr./Sr./Sr.
Patricia KlothHurdles/SprintsFr./Fr./Fr.
Rachel LiptakThrowsSr./Jr./Jr.
Julie LuloffJumps/HurdlesFr./Fr./Fr.
Emilie MarsicekPV/ThrowsSo./So./So.
Tami McDunnDistanceJr./So./So.
Lauren McLaughlinDistanceFr./Fr./Fr.
Amanda MeyerPV/SprintsSr./Jr./Sr.
Karen MorrillJavlin/JumpsFr./Fr./Fr.
Heidi NathanDistanceSr./Sr./Sr.
Rachel NelsonMid Dist.Sr./Sr./Sr.
Megan NiemanJumpsFr./Fr./Fr.
Danielle NunnellyDistanceSo./So./So.
Kelly OwensDistanceSr./Jr./Jr.
Kristin PageThrowsFr./Fr./Fr.
Alison PennerJumpsFr./Fr./Fr.
Jennifer PlaskotaMid Dist.So./So./So.
Kristy PoppMid Dist.Sr./Jr./Jr.
Katrina RobersonPV/JumpsFr./Fr./Fr.
Jobeth SchmiesingDistanceJr./Jr./Jr.
Lisa SchroeckDistanceFr./Fr./Fr.
Carrie WatermanDistanceSr./Jr./Jr.
Rachel WeideMid Dist.Sr./Sr./Jr.
Melanie WilsonJumps/HurdlesFr./Fr./Fr.
Maggie ZellnerSprintsJr./Jr./Jr.
Alicia ZinneckerSprints/JumpsSo./So./So.
M Soccer Lake Forest Brown Field
Aug 23, 11:00 a.m. Valpo
M Soccer Lewis Brown Field
Aug 25, 7:00 p.m. Valpo
Football Valpo Macomb, Ill.
Aug 28, 6:00 p.m. Western Illinois
Volleyball Valpo Durham, N.C.
Aug 29, 3:00 p.m. Wofford
M Soccer Valpo Raleigh, N.C.
Aug 29, 6:00 p.m. North Carolina State
Volleyball Valpo Durham, N.C.
Aug 30, 2:00 p.m. Campbell
Volleyball Valpo Durham, N.C.
Aug 30, 6:00 p.m. North Carolina Central
M Soccer Valpo Davidson, N.C.
Aug 31, 3:00 p.m. Davidson
Volleyball IUPUI ARC
Sep 3, 7:00 p.m. Valpo
Volleyball Valpo Brookings, S.D.
Sep 5, 10:00 a.m. UMKC
Volleyball Valpo Brookings, S.D.
Sep 5, 5:00 p.m. Stephen F. Austin
W CC Crusader Open Sunset Hills Farm
Sep 5, 5:00 p.m.
M CC Crusader Open Sunset Hills Farm
Sep 5, 5:45 p.m.
Volleyball Valpo Brookings, S.D.
Sep 6, 2:00 p.m. South Dakota State
Football Saint Joseph's (Ind.) Brown Field
Sep 6, 7:00 p.m. Valpo
M Soccer Valpo Indianapolis, Ind.
Sep 9, 6:00 p.m. Butler