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Popp Leads Valpo at Loyola Lakefront Invitational

Saturday, October 02, 2004

Valparaiso finished in 23rd place at the Loyola Lakefront Invitational on Saturday afternoon in Chicago, Ill.

Kristy Popp (Wilmar, Minn./Bowman H.S., N.D.) led the way for the Brown and Gold with a 163rd place finish overall, completing the five-kilometer course in 20:31. Tami McDunn (Farmington, Minn./Farmington H.S.) was 12 spots behind her teammate with a time of 20:52.

Joanne Borchert (Waukesha, Wis./Waukesha West H.S.) was the third Crusader to cross the finish line, doing so in 21:28 placing 187th overall, while Michelle Sexton (Hoffman Estates, Ill./Driscoll Catholic H.S.) was one place and one second behind. Renae Kotynski (Valparaiso, Ind./Valparaiso H.S.) rounded out the scorers in 191st place with a time of 21:36.

Valparaiso will return to action in two weeks, on October 16, as the Crusaders again split their squad. Some runners will head to the Pre-NCAA Meet in Terre Haute, Ind., while the rest of the team will head to the Wisconsin-Parkside Invitational held in Kenosha, Wis.