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Valpo Wins Eight Events but Falls to Xavier

Friday, October 20, 2006

Valparaiso posted eight event victories on Friday evening in the Crusaders' home opener, but it was not enough as Xavier (Ohio) defeated the Brown and Gold 157-123.

Elizabeth Thompson (Norman, Okla./North H.S.) earned a four-second victory in the 200 butterfly, touching the wall in 2:14.04. The freshman was a double-winner on the evening, also posting top honors in the 200 individual medley, finishing in 2:17.66.

Anna Kampling (Iowa City, Iowa/West H.S.) followed with a win in the 50 freestyle, edging out teammate Rachel Majercik (Schaumburg, Ill./Conant H.S.) by just .06 seconds with her time of 25.23 seconds. She followed that victory up with a win in the 100 fly, winning in a time of 1:01.18.

Jaclyn Krause (Rochester, Mich./Notre Dame Prep H.S.) made it three straight wins for the Crusaders with her triumph in the 100 free, finishing in 54.84 seconds.

Anna Orwick (Broadlands, Ill./Champaign Centennial H.S.) won both diving events, scoring 181.55 points on the one-meter board and 149.95 points on the three-meter event.

The 200 freestyle relay ended the meet with a win as Majercik, Krause, Amanda Gregory (Carmel, Ind./Carmel H.S.), and Katlyn Smethurst (Grand Ledge, Mich./Grand Ledge H.S.) registered a time of 1:40.32.

Valparaiso (1-3) will return to action on Saturday afternoon as the Crusaders head to Cleveland State. The meet against the Crusaders' future Horizon League foe is set for 12 p.m. CDT.