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Bartholomew Ends Season at NCAA Mideast Regional

Friday, May 26, 2006

Steve Bartholomew (Valparaiso, Ind./Morgan Township) closed out his spectacular sophomore season Friday against some of the nation's top competition at the NCAA Mideast Regional in Knoxville, Tenn.

The Mid-Continent Conference champion in both the hammer and discus throw began his day with the hammer, launching a toss of 180'1" to finish in 18th place. While the throw was nine feet shorter than his school record effort at the Mid-Con Championships, it was still over 10' longer than anyone else has thrown the hammer at Valpo.

Later in the day, Bartholomew threw the discus 165'2" on his second toss, finishing 21st in the field on 29. The first Crusader to earn Mid-Con Athlete of the Year honors, Bartholomew is also the school record holder in the discus (170'4").

One more Valpo athlete will battle the nation's elite Saturday evening, when Mid-Con Champion Ashley Billstrom (Hales Corner, Wis./Whitnall) will run in the 3000m steeplechase at 6:45 p.m.

final results
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