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Body Sets New Valpo Record Saturday
Amanda Body broke her own school record in the 200m dash Saturday. (Ray Acevedo)
Amanda Body broke her own school record in the 200m dash Saturday. (Ray Acevedo)

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Senior Amanda Body (Harlan, Ky./Harlan) broke her own school record Saturday in the 200m dash while also posting two other top-ten finishes as the Valparaiso women’s track and field squad competed at the Dave Rankin Invitational in West Lafayette, Ind.

Body ran to a third-place finish out of the 21 participants in the 200m dash, crossing the line in 25.06 seconds.  The time was four one-hundredths faster than her previous school mark, set during her sophomore campaign.  Body also placed third in the long jump with a leap of 17’11”, and registered a seventh-place showing in the 100m dash with a time of 12.51 seconds.

Freshman Natalie McCorriston (Lansdowne, Pa./Cardinal O’Hara) paced the Crusaders in the throws Saturday.  McCorriston set new personal bests in both the discus throw (103’0”) and hammer throw (126’10”), while also leading Valpo in the shot put with a mark of 33’0 ½”.

Valparaiso returns to the track next Saturday, April 25, as it competes at the Stan Lyons Invitational in Indianapolis.  The first event is slated for an 11 a.m. CDT start.

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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
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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.
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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