Holly Hagen (Hobart, Ind./Hobart H.S.) and Amanda Meyer (Somerset, Wis./Somerset H.S.) both set school records for Valparaiso as the Crusaders finished in fifth place at the Miami Invitational on Saturday in Oxford, Ohio.
Hagen broke her own record in the shot put with her toss of 40'7" to finish in fifth place in the event. The sophomore bettered her mark from last season by 8 ½". Meyer cleared 10'8" in the pole vault to earn an eighth place finish. The sophomore broke Elizabeth Powers 1998 mark by ½".
As a team, the Crusaders tallied 46 points to finish behind Miami (Ohio), Ball State, Purdue, and Marshall. Cedarville and Butler finished behind the Brown and Gold in the meet.
Also on the infield, Meyer finished in sixth place in the long jump with a leap of 16'6", while Lindsay Haan (Westminster, Colo./Denver Lutheran H.S.) placed fifth in the triple jump leaping 33'4". Jessica Cherrington (Roseberg, Ore./Umpqua Valley Christian H.S.) earned a fourth place finish in the javelin with a toss of 112'4".
On the track, Maggie Zellner (Downers Grove, Ill./Benet Academy) had a personal best by two seconds in the 400m dash on her way to a fifth place finish, crossing the line in 57.88 seconds. Amy Mikel (Lemont, Ill./Fenwick H.S.) placed fourth in the 1500m with a time of 4:40.11, while Elizabeth Whiting (Parma, Mich./Western H.S.) finished fourth in the 5000m, finishing in 18:07.27. Amanda Lee (South Lyon, Mich./South Lyon H.S.) was 3.41 seconds behind Whiting in the race, finishing fifth.
Mary Frisch (Chesterton, Ind./Chesterton H.S.) turned in the Crusaders fastest hurdles performance with a time of 1:09.05 over 400m.
The Crusaders will return to action next weekend as they travel to the Pacesetter Invitational in Indianapolis.