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Two More Records Set on Final Day of Swimming and Diving Championships
Jaclyn Krause set a new school mark finishing fourth in the 100 freestyle. (Ray Acevedo)
Jaclyn Krause set a new school mark finishing fourth in the 100 freestyle. (Ray Acevedo)

Saturday, February 28, 2009

Valparaiso set two more school records on the final day of competition at the 2009 Horizon League Swimming and Diving Championships on Saturday afternoon to bring the total number of new school marks set at this year’s event by the Crusader women to seven.  The Brown and Gold finished the championships in seventh place overall with 214 points.

Grace Arnold (Glendora, Calif./Glendora H.S.), opened the day setting a new school mark for Valpo in the 1,650 freestyle.  The sophomore, who also broke the 1,000 free mark in the championships, touched the wall in 17:50.91 to better Britt Nelson’s 2005 mark of 17:54.49.  Stephanie Ferschl (Mukwonago, Wis./Mukwonago H.S.) also moved into third all-time in the same event, posting a mark of 18:03.24.

Jaclyn Krause (Rochester, Mich./Notre Dame Prep H.S.) also set a new school mark for the Brown and Gold on the evening, and at the same time recorded the highest Crusader finish of the championships.  The junior finished fourth overall in the 100 freestyle with a time of 52.04 seconds, but even bettered that time in the preliminaries, where she set the record with a time of 51.94 seconds.  Krause broke her own school mark of 52.96 seconds set last year.  Rachel Majercik (Schaumburg, Ill./Conant H.S.) also broke Krause’s old school record on her way to a ninth place finish on the night.  Her time of 52.77 seconds now ranks second all-time.

Shaunna Dangremond (Tucson, Ariz./Sabino H.S.) turned in the second fastest time ever at Valpo in the 200 backstroke in the morning preliminaries, finishing in 2:10.37.

Amy Andracki (Arlington Heights, Ill./Prospect H.S.) had the top time for the Brown and Gold in the 200 breaststroke, touching the wall in 2:28.69 while Elizabeth Thompson (Norman, Okla./Norman North H.S.) had the school’s top finish in the 200 butterfly with a time of 2:11.42.

The Crusaders closed out the meet with a seventh place finish in the 400 freestyle relay.  The team of Arnold, Majercik, Laura Rickey (Monmouth, Ill./Monmouth-Roseville H.S.), and Krause finished in 3:35.06, the third fastest mark of all-time.

Green Bay won the team title with 859 points followed by Milwaukee (737) and Wright State (564).  UIC finished fourth with 546 points with Youngstown State (300) and Cleveland State (290) placing fifth and sixth respectively.  Butler (134) rounded out the field.

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 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