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Nicole Zehel
2012-13 Women's Track & Field
EVENTS
Distance
YR.
Jr./Jr./Jr.
HOMETOWN
Wixom, Mich.
HIGH SCHOOL (PREV. SCHOOL)
Lutheran Westland
Nicole Zehel

2012: Competed in the distance events for the Crusaders during both the indoor and outdoor seasons ... finished with a top team time of 11:36.90 in the 3,000m steeplechase ... recorded a team best 4:49.9 in the 1,500m run ... finished with a time of 2:28.07 in the 800m run ... earned Horizon League All-Academic Honors.

2011 (Track and Field): Competed in distance during the indoor and outdoor seasons … finished with a time of 5:14.08 in the one mile run at the GVSU Big Meet during the indoor season … posted a 2:30.04 time in the 800 meter run … ran a 11:03.78 3,000 meter run … recorded a time of 11:44.69 in the 3,000 meter steeplechase at the Horizon League Outdoor Championship … finished with a 4:59.29 time in the 1,500 meter run during outdoor competition.

2010 (Cross Country): Ran in all six races in her first season with the Crusaders … ran among Valpo’s top-five runners in all five races with team scores … debuted with a 20th-place finish at the Crusader Open … led Valpo at the Evansville Invitational with a 14th-place finish … ran a season-best 5K time of 19:09.71 at Evansville … also scored for the Crusaders at the Horizon League Championship and the NCAA Great Lakes Regional.

Prep: A four-year letterwinner in track and field for the Warriors … member of conference championship squad in 2010 … an All-Conference honoree each of her final two seasons in the 800m and 1,600m runs, as well as the 4x400m relay … also earned two letters in volleyball and basketball … member of conference championship volleyball teams in 2009 and 2010, the latter of which was state runner-up … played for district champion basketball teams in 2009 and 2010 … All-Academic honoree in all three spots … member of National Honor Society.

Personal: Nicole is the daughter of Bill and Becky Zehel … major is nursing … born June 25, 1992.

2012-13 Women's Track & Field
Dezzarae ArceFr./Fr./Fr.
Malea BuckSprintsSo./So./So.
Eileen CarmignaniDistanceSo./So./So.
Ann Chapman
Marissa CraftonJumpsJr./Jr./Jr.
Sarah DrozdowskiThrowsJr./Jr./Jr.
Kelley FreemanJumpsJr./Jr./So.
Erica FunkThrowsJr./So./Jr.
Annie GaugertFr./Fr./Fr.
Ashley Heisey
Brooke HinstorffJumpsSo./So./So.
Cleo Holt
Megan Howdeshell
Claire JohnsonMid-DistanceJr./Jr./Jr.
Haley JustSprints/JumpsJr./So./So.
Abby KenyonSo./So./So.
Haley KerlinSr./Jr./Jr.
Anna KinzieSo./Fr./Fr.
Heather Mende
Sarah Peters
Jody PradelskiSr./Jr./Jr.
Jessica RichardsonDistanceSo./So./So.
Sophia RobinsonFr./Fr./Fr.
Molly RyanDistanceSo./So./So.
Hannah SchillingFr./Fr./Fr.
Grace ShemwellMid-DistanceJr./Jr./Jr.
Patty StellfoxDistanceSo./So./So.
Jazmin TaylorJumpsSo./So./So.
Grace WatkinsDistanceJr./Jr./Jr.
Kelli WosickSprintsSo./So./So.
Nicole ZehelDistanceJr./Jr./Jr.
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