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Grace Watkins
2013-14 Women's Track & Field
EVENTS
Distance
YR.
Sr./Sr./Sr.
HOMETOWN
Hanover Park, Ill.
HIGH SCHOOL (PREV. SCHOOL)
Hoffman Estates
Grace Watkins

2012 (Cross country): Competed in six races for Valpo...recorded her best 5K time at the Horizon League Championships (20:55).

2011 (Cross country): Ran in five races for the Crusaders as a sophomore ... contributed to Valpo team score for first time in her career at the NCAA Great Lakes Regional, covering the 6K course in 26:37.4.

2011 (Track and Field): Competed in distance during the indoor season … performed in the distance during the outdoor season … finished with a time of 11:10.26 in the 3,000 meter run during the indoor season … recorded a time of 20:01.60 in the 5,000 meter run in indoor competition … ran a time of 12:08.28 in the 3,000 meter steeplechase at the Purdue Dan Rankin Invitational during outdoor competition … finished with a time of 5:02.89 in the 1,500 meter run in the indoor season … posted a time of 19:29.66 in the 5,000 meter run.

2010 (Cross Country): Ran in all six races for the Crusaders as a freshman … debuted at Crusader Open with 45th-place finish … cut over three minutes off her 5K time over the course of the season from her debut … ran a season-best 5K time of 21:06.83 at the Evansville Invitational … sliced over two minutes off her 6K time from first 6K of the year to the NCAA Great Lakes Regional … one of seven Crusaders to represent Valpo at the NCAA regional meet.

Prep: A two-year letterwinner in cross country … qualified for state meet in each of her two seasons … earned two letters in track and field … member of conference champion squad in 2010 and sectional champions in 2009 and 2010 … finished eighth at conference meet in 800m run … a member of National Honor Society.

Personal: Grace is the daughter of Patrick and Megan Watkins … major is nursing … born August 9, 1992.

2013-14 Women's Track & Field
Cara AlbertFr./Fr./Fr.
Dezzarae ArceDistanceSo./So./So.
Elizabeth BloyDistanceFr./Fr./Fr.
Malea BuckSprintsJr./Jr./Jr.
Eileen CarmignaniDistanceJr./Jr./Jr.
Ann ChapmanJumpsSo./So./So.
Kelli CookDistanceFr./Fr./Fr.
Marissa CraftonJumpsSr./Sr./Sr.
Sarah DrozdowskiThrowsSr./Sr./Sr.
Kelley FreemanJumpsSr./Sr./Jr.
Erica FunkThrowsSr./Jr./Sr.
Ashley HeiseyPole VaultSo./So./So.
Brooke HinstorffJumpsJr./Jr./Jr.
Cleo HoltSprintsSo./So./So.
Megan HowdeshellThrowsSo./So./So.
Claire JohnsonMid-DistanceSr./Jr./Jr.
Haley JustSprints/JumpsJr./So./So.
Heather MendeSprintsSo./So./So.
Grace NelsonDistanceFr./Fr./Fr.
Sarah PetersPole VaultSo./So./So.
Rachel PetersenThrowsFr./Fr./Fr.
Jessica RichardsonDistanceJr./Jr./Jr.
Sophia RobinsonDistanceSo./So./So.
Hannah SchillingDistanceSo./So./So.
Grace ShemwellMid-DistanceSr./Sr./Sr.
Maisley StrangeSprintsFr./Fr./Fr.
Lauren SturgeonDistanceFr./Fr./Fr.
Victoria TamburrinoDistanceFr./Fr./Fr.
Jazmin TaylorJumpsJr./Jr./Jr.
Grace WatkinsDistanceSr./Sr./Sr.
Kelli WosickSprintsJr./Jr./Jr.
Nicole ZehelDistanceSr./Sr./Sr.
W Golf Crusader/Jaguar Challenge Valparaiso, Ind. (The Course at Aberdeen)
Apr 13 2nd/6 (657); 5th/6 (692)
M Golf Bluegrass Invitational Lexington, Ky. (University Club Big Blue Course)
Apr 13 t-6th/13 (895)
Softball Cleveland State 6 8 inn.
Apr 13 Valpo 7
W Tennis Valpo 1 Rochester, Mich.
Apr 13 Oakland 6
M Tennis Valpo 1 Notre Dame, Ind.
Apr 13 #12 Notre Dame 6
W Tennis Valpo 0 Chicago, Ill.
Apr 14 Chicago State 7
M Tennis Valpo 7 Homewood, Ill.
Apr 15 Chicago State 0
Baseball Valpo CCD
Apr 15 Toledo
M Track Cougar Invitational River Forest, Ill.
Apr 17 No Team Score
W Track Cougar Invitational River Forest, Ill.
Apr 17 No Team Score
Baseball Valpo 4 Milwaukee, Wis.
Apr 17 Milwaukee 0
M Tennis Youngstown State 1 Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 18 Valpo 6
Baseball Valpo 0 Milwaukee, Wis.
Apr 18 Milwaukee 3
Softball Oakland 3 VU Softball Field
Apr 18 Valpo 11
W Tennis Youngstown State 7 Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 18 Valpo 0
M Golf Wolfpack Spring Open Raleigh, N.C. (Lonnie Poole Golf Course)
Apr 19 CCD
M Track DePaul Invitational Chicago, Ill.
Apr 19 2nd/3 (191)
W Track DePaul Invitational Chicago, Ill.
Apr 19 3rd/5 (82)
W Tennis Cleveland State 7 Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 19 Valpo 0
Softball Oakland 1 VU Softball Field
Apr 19 Valpo 2
Baseball Valpo 0 Milwaukee, Wis.
Apr 19 Milwaukee 5
Softball Oakland 4 8 inn.
Apr 19 Valpo 2
M Tennis Cleveland State 5 Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 19 Valpo 2
M Golf Wolfpack Spring Open Raleigh, N.C. (Lonnie Poole Golf Course)
Apr 20 12th/15 (314)
Baseball Kalamazoo 3 Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 21 Valpo 10
Baseball Ohio Northern 2 Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 22 Valpo 1
Softball Valpo 3 Macomb, Ill.
Apr 22 Western Illinois 1
Softball Valpo 5 Macomb, Ill.
Apr 22 Western Illinois 4
Softball Valpo Notre Dame, Ind.
Apr 24, 5:00 p.m. #21/21 Notre Dame
W Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 25
M Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 25
W Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 25
M Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 25
M Tennis Valpo Ann Arbor, Mich.
Apr 25, 2:00 p.m. UIC
Baseball UIC Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 25, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
M Tennis Valpo Ann Arbor, Mich.
Apr 26, 3:00 p.m. Horizon League Tournament
M Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 26
W Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 26
M Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 26
W Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 26
Baseball UIC Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 26, 12:00 p.m. Valpo
Softball Valpo Dayton, Ohio
Apr 26, 12:00 p.m. Wright State
Softball Valpo Dayton, Ohio
Apr 26, 2:00 p.m. Wright State
M Tennis Valpo Ann Arbor, Mich.
Apr 27, 2:00 p.m. Horizon League Tournament
W Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 27
M Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 27
Softball Valpo Dayton, Ohio
Apr 27, 12:00 p.m. Wright State
Baseball UIC Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 27, 12:00 p.m. Valpo
Baseball Western Michigan Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 29, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
Softball IUPUI VU Softball Field
Apr 29, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
Softball IUPUI VU Softball Field
Apr 29, 5:00 p.m. Valpo
Baseball Chicago State Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 30, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
Softball Valpo Bloomington, Ind.
Apr 30, 3:00 p.m. Indiana (resumption of suspended game)
Softball Valpo Bloomington, Ind.
Apr 30, 4:00 p.m. Indiana
W Track Horizon League Outdoor Championships Youngstown, Ohio
May 2
M Track Horizon League Outdoor Championships Youngstown, Ohio
May 2
Baseball Oakland Emory G. Bauer Field
May 2, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
M Track Horizon League Outdoor Championships Youngstown, Ohio
May 3
W Track Horizon League Outdoor Championships Youngstown, Ohio
May 3
Baseball Oakland Emory G. Bauer Field
May 3, 12:00 p.m. Valpo
Softball Valpo Green Bay, Wis.
May 3, 1:00 p.m. Green Bay
Softball Valpo Green Bay, Wis.
May 3, 3:00 p.m. Green Bay