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Nicole Zehel
2013-14 Women's Track & Field
EVENTS
Distance
YR.
Sr./Sr./Sr.
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.

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 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 2 Notre Dame, Ind.
Apr 24 #21/21 Notre Dame 7
W Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 25
M Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 25
M Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 25
W Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
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
W Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 26
M 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
M Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 27
W 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
W Track Horizon League Outdoor Championships Youngstown, Ohio
May 4
M Track Horizon League Outdoor Championships Youngstown, Ohio
May 4
Softball Valpo Green Bay, Wis.
May 4, 12:00 p.m. Green Bay
Baseball Oakland Emory G. Bauer Field
May 4, 12:00 p.m. Valpo