Official Athletic Site of the Valparaiso University Crusaders
Valpo Women Fourth at Coers Invitational after Day One's Action
Alizabeth Taubert led the Crusaders in the 500 free. (Ray Acevedo)
Alizabeth Taubert led the Crusaders in the 500 free. (Ray Acevedo)

Friday, November 19, 2010

Valparaiso’s women’s swim team sits in fourth place following the Friday’s competition at the Coers Invitational held in Muncie, Ind.

The Crusaders scored 47 points on day one of competition, seven more than fifth place Findlay.  Host Ball State leads the way with 233 points, followed by Marshall (149.5) and Grand Valley State (130.5).

Valpo began the day with a fourth place effort in the 200 freestyle relay.  The team of Alizabeth Taubert (Bloomington, Ill./University H.S.), Andrea Bretl (Wauwatosa, Wis./Wauwatosa H.S.), Erin Owen (Mazeppa, Minn./Zumbrota-Mazeppa H.S.), and Brittany Bencur (Dyer, Ind./Lake Central H.S.) posted a time of 1:49.48.

Natalie Jarrett (Lebanon, Ind./Western Boone H.S.) posted an eighth place effort in the 200 individual medley with her time of 2:15.24, the sixth best effort ever at Valpo in the event. 

Taubert also had the team’s fastest time in the 500 freestyle, touching the wall in 5:25.39, a collegiate best for the freshman.  Laura Rickey (Monmouth, Ill./Monmouth-Roseville H.S.) added Valpo’s fastest 50 free mark of the night  with her time of 26.48 seconds.

The Brown and Gold finished day one with a fifth place mark in the 400 medley relay.  The team of Jarrett, Amy Andracki (Arlington Heights, Ill./Prospect H.S.), Justine Barnes (Rochester Hills, Mich./Adams H.S.), and Rickey turned in a time of 4:12.76, the team’s best time in the event this season.

The Crusaders will return to the water on Saturday morning for the final day of competition at the Coers Invitational.  Events begin for the morning session at 8 a.m. CST with afternoon events starting at 2 p.m. CST.

M Soccer Lake Forest Brown Field
Aug 23, 11:00 a.m. Valpo
M Soccer Lewis Brown Field
Aug 25, 7:00 p.m. Valpo
Football Valpo Macomb, Ill.
Aug 28, 6:00 p.m. Western Illinois
Volleyball Valpo Durham, N.C.
Aug 29, 3:00 p.m. Wofford
M Soccer Valpo Raleigh, N.C.
Aug 29, 6:00 p.m. North Carolina State
Volleyball Valpo Durham, N.C.
Aug 30, 2:00 p.m. Campbell
Volleyball Valpo Durham, N.C.
Aug 30, 6:00 p.m. North Carolina Central
M Soccer Valpo Davidson, N.C.
Aug 31, 3:00 p.m. Davidson
Volleyball IUPUI ARC
Sep 3, 7:00 p.m. Valpo
Volleyball Valpo Brookings, S.D.
Sep 5, 10:00 a.m. UMKC
Volleyball Valpo Brookings, S.D.
Sep 5, 5:00 p.m. Stephen F. Austin
W CC Crusader Open Sunset Hills Farm
Sep 5, 5:00 p.m.
M CC Crusader Open Sunset Hills Farm
Sep 5, 5:45 p.m.
Volleyball Valpo Brookings, S.D.
Sep 6, 2:00 p.m. South Dakota State
Football Saint Joseph's (Ind.) Brown Field
Sep 6, 7:00 p.m. Valpo
M Soccer Valpo Indianapolis, Ind.
Sep 9, 6:00 p.m. Butler