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2010-11 Women's Track & Field News
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June 27, 2011
Valparaiso track and field head coach Ryan Moore and the Crusaders will be hosting a Hammer Skills and Drills one-day clinic on Friday, August 19 for youths in grades 7-12.
May 08, 2011
The Valparaiso women's track and field team concluded action at the three-day 2011 Horizon League Outdoor Championships in Indianapolis, Ind. on Sunday afternoon, finishing the meet in eighth place.
May 07, 2011
A pair of freshmen, Sarah Drozdowski (Roselle, Ill./Lake Park) and Nicole Zehel (Wixom, Mich./Lutheran Westland), registered top-five finishes on Saturday as the Valparaiso women's track and field team competed on the second of three days of action at the 2011 Horizon League Outdoor Championships in Indianapolis, Ind.
May 06, 2011
The Valparaiso women's track and field team started competition at the 2011 Horizon League Outdoor Track and Field Championships on Friday evening, as a trio of Crusaders competed on the first of three days of action in Indianapolis, Ind.
April 30, 2011
The Valparaiso women's track and field squad completed its final tuneup for the upcoming Horizon League Outdoor Championships Saturday evening, competing at the Stan Lyons Invitational in Indianapolis, Ind.
April 21, 2011
Freshman Sarah Drozdowski (Roselle, Ill./Lake Park) tallied three top-four finishes to lead the way as a limited portion of the Valparaiso women's track and field squad was in action Thursday afternoon at the Anderson Invitational in Anderson, Ind.
April 20, 2011
Valparaiso seniors Jorie Ballun (Oswego, Ill./Oswego) and Whitney Bowman (Portage, Ind./Portage [Purdue]) both earned a spot on the Horizon League's Women's Indoor Track and Field Academic All-League squad, as announced by the league office.
April 16, 2011
The Valparaiso women's track and field team continued the 2011 outdoor season Saturday afternoon with a stop in West Lafayette, Ind. to compete at the Dave Rankin Invitational, hosted by Purdue.
April 08, 2011
Five different Crusaders combined for seven top-ten finishes as the Valparaiso women's track and field team finished in a tie for 11th place Friday afternoon at the Chicagoland Championships in Chicago, Ill.
April 02, 2011
The Valparaiso women's track and field squad continued the 2011 outdoor campaign at the Mike Poehlein Invitational in West Lafayette, Ind. Saturday, highlighted by a pair of top-ten finishes from freshman Sarah Drozdowski (Roselle, Ill./Lake Park).
March 29, 2011
Valparaiso sophomore Wally Bradford (Mukwonago, Wis./Mukwonago) was named the Horizon League Male Track Athlete of the Week, while freshman Sarah Drozdowski (Roselle, Ill./Lake Park) earned Female Field Athlete of the Week accolades for their respective performances at the Polar Bear Invitational last weekend.
March 26, 2011
Freshmen Sarah Drozdowski (Roselle, Ill./Lake Park) and Kelley Freeman (Valparaiso, Ind./Chesterton) combined to move onto Valpo's all-time top-fives in three events Saturday in their first career outdoor meet, as the Valparaiso women's track and field team competed at the Polar Bear Invitational in Marion, Ind., hosted by Indiana Wesleyan.
February 27, 2011
The Valparaiso women's track and field squad closed out competition at the 2011 Horizon League Indoor Championships Sunday in Geneva, Ohio, finishing the meet in seventh place.
February 26, 2011
Freshmen Sarah Drozdowski (Roselle, Ill./Lake Park) and Kelley Freeman (Valparaiso, Ind./Chesterton) both posted top-five finishes Saturday as the Valparaiso women's track and field team closed the first of two days of competition at the 2011 Horizon League Indoor Track and Field Championships in seventh place.
February 19, 2011
Freshman Sarah Drozdowski (Roselle, Ill./Lake Park) continued to move up the Crusader all-time charts in the throws as the Valparaiso women's track and field team completed its final tuneup for the upcoming Horizon League Championships on Saturday, making the short trip south to compete at the Boilermaker Invitational in West Lafayette, Ind.
February 12, 2011
Freshmen Sarah Drozdowski (Roselle, Ill./Lake Park) and Kelley Freeman (Valparaiso, Ind./Chesterton) each posted performances among Valpo's all-time best on Saturday as the Valparaiso women's track and field team competed at the GVSU Big Meet in Allendale, Mich.
February 05, 2011
A number of Valparaiso track and field athletes represented the Crusaders Friday and Saturday at the Meyo Invitational in Notre Dame, Ind, led by freshman Julian Smith (Chicago, Ill./Brother Rice) moving into second on Valpo's all-time chart in the 60m dash.
January 28, 2011
Fifth-year senior Whitney Bowman (Portage, Ind./Portage [Purdue]) posted a second-place finish in the 5,000m run Friday while the Crusader distance medley relay squad took top honors as Valparaiso finished seventh at the Tadd Metzger Invitational in Kenosha, Wis.
January 22, 2011
Led by a pair of top-ten finishes on the infield by freshmen Kelley Freeman (Valparaiso, Ind./Chesterton) and Sarah Drozdowski (Roselle, Ill./Lake Park), the Valparaiso women's track and field team competed Saturday at the Simmons-Harvey Invitational in Ann Arbor, Mich., hosted by the University of Michigan.
January 19, 2011
Valparaiso assistant track and field coach Katie LaValley will be holding a sprints/hurdles clinic for middle school age athletes and up at the Athletics-Recreation Center on Sunday, Feb. 6.
January 14, 2011
The Valparaiso women's track and field team returned to action for the first time following the holiday break on Friday afternoon, competing at the Bob Eubanks Open in Allendale, Mich., hosted by Grand Valley State.
December 08, 2010
After a stellar performance in her first career meet, Valparaiso freshman Sarah Drozdowski (Roselle, Ill./Lake Park) has been named the Horizon League Female Field Athlete of the Week.
December 07, 2010
The Valparaiso track and field teams, in partnership with Reachout Ministries, will be holding a lift-a-thon fundraiser this Friday, Dec. 10, with all funds raised going to provide Christmas to families in Guatemala who otherwise would not be able to celebrate.
December 04, 2010
Freshman Sarah Drozdowski posted the second-best performance in program history in the weight throw Saturday as the Valparaiso women's track and field squad opened the 2010-2011 indoor campaign at the Early Bird Open in Normal, Ill., hosted by Illinois State.
November 17, 2010
Valparaiso head men's and women's track and field coach Ryan Moore announced today the indoor and outdoor schedules for the Crusaders' 2010-2011 season.
August 02, 2010
The Valparaiso outdoor track and field squads were well represented as the Horizon League announced its spring Academic All-League teams today, as two Crusader men and three Crusader women earned the academic accolade.
July 01, 2010
Valparaiso track and field head coach Ryan Moore announced today that James Overbo has been promoted to a full-time position on the Crusader staff and that NCAA Division I All-American Katie LaValley will join the squad's staff in the fall as a graduate assistant.
M Track Chicagoland Championships Romeoville, Ill.
Apr 11 5th/17 (20)
W Track Chicagoland Championships Romeoville, Ill.
Apr 11 9th/18 (12)
M Tennis Valpo 5 Detroit, Mich.
Apr 11 Detroit 2
Baseball Youngstown State 7 Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 11 Valpo 10
M Track Chicagoland Championships Romeoville, Ill.
Apr 12 6th/20 (48)
W Track Chicagoland Championships Romeoville, Ill.
Apr 12 6th/20 (60.50)
W Golf Crusader/Jaguar Challenge Valparaiso, Ind. (The Course at Aberdeen)
Apr 12 3rd/6 (335); 4th/6 (350)
M Golf Bluegrass Invitational Lexington, Ky. (University Club Big Blue Course)
Apr 12 t-7th/13 (588)
M Soccer St. Joseph's College Eastgate Field
Apr 12, 10:00 a.m. Valpo
Baseball Youngstown State 1 Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 12, 10:00 a.m. Valpo 13
Softball Cleveland State 3 VU Softball Field
Apr 12, 10:00 a.m. Valpo 2
Volleyball Western Michigan/Butler/Eastern Michigan ARC
Apr 12, 1:45 p.m. Valpo
Softball Cleveland State 4 VU Softball Field
Apr 12, 1:45 p.m. Valpo 6
Baseball Youngstown State 12 Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 12, 1:45 p.m. Valpo 4
W Tennis Valpo 1 Detroit, Mich.
Apr 12, 1:45 p.m. Detroit 6
M Soccer Benedictine Brown Field
Apr 12, 4:00 p.m. Valpo
W Soccer Haitian National Team Brown Field
Apr 12, 7:00 p.m. Valpo
M Golf Bluegrass Invitational Lexington, Ky. (University Club Big Blue Course)
Apr 13 t-6th/13 (895)
W Golf Crusader/Jaguar Challenge Valparaiso, Ind. (The Course at Aberdeen)
Apr 13 2nd/6 (657); 5th/6 (692)
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
W Track DePaul Invitational Chicago, Ill.
Apr 19
M Golf Wolfpack Spring Open Raleigh, N.C. (Lonnie Poole Golf Course)
Apr 19 CCD
M Track DePaul Invitational Chicago, Ill.
Apr 19
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
Baseball Kalamazoo Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 21, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
Baseball Ohio Northern Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 22, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
Softball Valpo Macomb, Ill.
Apr 22, 3:00 p.m. Western Illinois
Softball Valpo Macomb, Ill.
Apr 22, 5:00 p.m. Western Illinois
Softball Valpo Notre Dame, Ind.
Apr 24, 5:00 p.m. Notre Dame
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
W 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
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