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Valpo Places Seventh at Mid-Con Championships

Saturday, February 18, 2006

Valparaiso closed out its 2005-2006 campaign Saturday on the final day of competition at the Mid-Continent Conference Championships.

Katie Jajtner (Port Washington, Wis./Port Washington H.S.) posted an eighth-place finish on the final day of the meet. Jajtner touched the wall in the 200 backstroke in 2:17.98.

Two Crusaders notched top-tens in the 200 breaststroke. Leah Parker (Cleburne, Texas/Cleburne H.S.) came home eighth with a time of 2:34.80, while Shannon McDonald (Crown Point, Ind./Marian Catholic H.S.) placed second in the ?B' final and tenth overall. McDonald's time of 2:33.96 is the fifth-best effort in the event in Valpo history.

Valparaiso posted 223.5 points over the three-day meet, comprised of the seven Mid-Con schools, including two associate members. Oakland captured the team championship with 970 points.

TEAM TOTALS

1) Oakland 970 pts.
2) Eastern Illinois 583.5
3) Western Illinois 548
4) IUPUI 348.5
5) Centenary 316
6) South Dakota St. 241.5
7) Valparaiso 223.5