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Crusaders Remain Seventh at Horizon League Championships
Shaunna Dangremond finished 13th in the 200 IM. (Ray Acevedo)
Shaunna Dangremond finished 13th in the 200 IM. (Ray Acevedo)

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Valparaiso remained in seventh place in the standings follow the second day of the Horizon League Championships on Thursday at Busbey Natatorium in Cleveland, Ohio.

The Crusaders have tallied 77 points at the midway point in the meet and increased their advantage over eighth place Butler to 11 points as the Bulldogs have scored 66 points to date.  Green Bay leads the way with 321 points followed by Milwaukee (273.5) and Cleveland State (249.5).  Wright State is in fourth place (207) with UIC (162) and Youngstown State (127) in fifth and sixth place respectively.

Valpo placed two individuals in the B finals of the 200 individual medley.  Shaunna Dangremond (Tucson, Ariz./Sabino H.S.) qualified 14th  overall with a season’s best time of 2:10.60.  The senior improved her effort in the evening finals, moving into 13th place turning in a time of 2:11.41.

Teammate Natalie Jarrett (Lebanon, Ind./Western Boone H.S.) qualified 15th in the 200 IM, touching the wall in 2:11.34, the second best time in school history behind Dangremond’s school-record effort in 2009.  Jarrett then finished 16th in the finals with her night mark of 2:12.17.

Sarah Robertson (Crawfordsville, Ind./Crawfordsville H.S.) did not qualify for the finals, but posted a career best time of 2:19.59 in the 200 IM.

Valpo also scored points in the 200 medley relay Thursday evening, finishing in seventh place.  The team of Jarrett, Amy Andracki (Arlington Heights, Ill./Prospect H.S.), Dangremond, and Laura Rickey (Monmouth, Ill./Monmouth-Roseville H.S.) touched the wall in 4:00.01, the second fastest mark in school history.

The Crusaders did not qualify any swimmers for the finals of the 500 freestyle.  Andrea Bretl (Wauwatosa, Wis./West H.S.) led the way for the Brown and Gold with a collegiate best time of 5:20.97 to finish 22nd while Alizabeth Taubert (Bloomington, Ill./University H.S.) was one spot behind her.  Stephanie Ferschl (Mukwonago, Wis./Mukwonago H.S.) added a season’s best mark of 5:28.10 in the event as did Justine Barnes (Rochester Hills, Mich./Adams H.S.) with a time of 5:38.79.  Katie Meunier (Mukwanago, Wis./Mukwanago H.S.) added a career best mark of 6:02.22.

The other individual event held on Thursday was the 50 freestyle, where Brittany Bencur (Dyer, Ind./Lake Central H.S.) led the way for Valpo with a career best time of 26.59 seconds to finish 21st overall.  Barnes also participated in the morning, turning in a career best time of 26.36 seconds in an exhibition swim.

Valparaiso will return to action for the third day of competition on Friday.  Prelims start at 9 a.m. CST with the evening finals commencing at 4:30 p.m. CST.

W Golf Crusader/Jaguar Challenge Valparaiso, Ind. (The Course at Aberdeen)
Apr 13 2nd/6 (657); 5th/6 (692)
M Golf Bluegrass Invitational Lexington, Ky. (University Club Big Blue Course)
Apr 13 t-6th/13 (895)
Softball Cleveland State 6 8 inn.
Apr 13 Valpo 7
W Tennis Valpo 1 Rochester, Mich.
Apr 13 Oakland 6
M Tennis Valpo 1 Notre Dame, Ind.
Apr 13 #12 Notre Dame 6
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. Notre Dame
W Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 25
M Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 25
W Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 25
M Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
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
M Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 26
W 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
W Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 27
M 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