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Crusader Distance Runners Pace Effort at Findlay Classic
Sara Christensen posted a ninth-place finish in the 3,000m run. (Ray Acevedo)
Sara Christensen posted a ninth-place finish in the 3,000m run. (Ray Acevedo)

Saturday, January 30, 2010

A trio of distance runners posted top-ten finishes for the Valparaiso women’s track and field squad as it competed Friday and Saturday at the Findlay Classic in Findlay, Ohio.

Alyssa Bradford (Mukwonago, Wis./Mukwonago) posted the best individual finish by a Crusader, finishing in third place out of 25 runners in the 800m run with a time of 2:21.30.  Sara Christensen (Bettendorf, Iowa/Pleasant Valley) and Whitney Bowman (Portage, Ind./Portage [Purdue]) posted ninth-place finishes in the 3,000m run and 5,000m run with times of 11:12.01 and 19:28.56, respectively.

Haley Kerlin (Rensselaer, Ind./Rensselaer) finished in 11th place in both the 3,000m run and 5,000m run, posting a time of 11:18.48 in the 3K and 19:45.69 in the 5K.  Bowman added a 15th-place showing in the 3K, crossing the line in 11:24.49.

Ini Umana (Cottage Grove, Minn./Park) registered the fourth-best toss in Valpo history in the weight throw, registering a mark of 46’8 ¼” for a 13th-place finish.  Gianna Mirabelli (St. John, Ind./Lake Central) placed 14th in the pole vault, clearing 10’2”.

Valparaiso takes next weekend off before taking part in the Chicagoland Championships in Romeoville, Ill. on Friday, February 12.

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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
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
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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