Friday, February 06, 2009
Valparaiso came up short in its home finale on Friday afternoon, dropping a 128-89 meet to Cleveland State at the Athletics-Recreation Center pool.
The Crusaders did post five event victories on the day, including a pair of relay wins.
The day started strong for the Brown and Gold as the 200 medley relay posted a 0.31 second victory. Shaunna Dangremond (Tucson, Ariz./Sabino H.S.), Amy Andracki (Arlington Heights, Ill./Prospect H.S.), Rachel Majercik (Schaumburg, Ill./Conant H.S.), and Jaclyn Krause (Rochester, Mich./Notre Dame Prep H.S.) turned in a time of 1:52.73 on the way to the win.
Dangremond added an individual victory in the 400 individual medley, winning by more than four seconds. Her time of 4:53.25 marked the ninth fastest time in school history.
Majercik also won an individual race for the Crusaders, take home the top spot in the 100 free with a time of 54.00 seconds, a season’s best for the junior.
Andracki posted Valpo’s final individual win of the afternoon, edging out the Vikings by just 0.16 seconds in the 100 breaststroke with a time of 1:10.12.
The Crusaders also finished the day strong, winning the 200 freestyle relay by more than two seconds. Krause, Majercik, Becky Crabtree (Mason, Ohio/Mason H.S.), and Grace Arnold (Glendora, Calif./Glendora H.S.) touched the wall in 1:39.87, a season’s best mark for the team.
Arnold added a pair of individual runner-up finishes for the Brown and Gold as well. In the 1650 freestyle, her time of 18:21.85 was less than two seconds off of the pace while she finished the 500 free in 5:26.91.
Crabtree also added a second place mark for Valpo on the day, turning in a time of 25.28 seconds in the 50 free.
Valparaiso (1-10) will wrap up the dual meet portion of the schedule on Sunday afternoon with a double dual meet in Indianapolis. The Crusaders will face Butler and IUPUI beginning at 12 p.m. CST.
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