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Hagen Sets School Record on Day Two of Mid-Con Championships

Friday, May 14, 2004

Holly Hagen (Hobart, Ind./Hobart H.S.) posted a new school record for Valparaiso University on Friday afternoon as the Crusaders concluded day two of the Mid-Continent Conference Outdoor Track and Field Championships held in Cedar City, Utah.

The Crusaders finished day two in third place with 43 points, 5.5 more than fourth place Oral Roberts. Southern Utah continues to lead with 108 points followed by Western Illinois with 85.5. Chicago State is fifth with 20 points and UMKC has scored 18.

Hagen set a new school mark in the shot put with a toss of 42'10 ", earning a fourth place for the Brown and Gold. She bettered her own school mark set earlier this season by ". Emilie Marsicek (Spalding, Mich./Carney-Nadeau H.S.) also finished sixth in the event with her toss of 41'1 ".

Marsicek was also one of two Crusaders to score in the heptathlon that concluded on Friday. She earned a seventh place finish with 3.402 points. Heather Furr (Plainfield, Ill./Plainfield H.S.) finished fourth for the Crusaders with 3,969 points, second most in school history.

Martha Josephson (Detroit Lakes, Minn./Detroit Lakes H.S.) earned a sixth place finish in the high jump clearing 5'2 " to gain three points for the Brown and Gold.

Valpo failed to score in the long jump, where Amanda Meyer (Somerset, Wis./Somerset H.S.) turned in the Crusaders best effort with a toss of 16'10 ", finishing in 11th place.

In the only running event final of the day, Valpo took fifth through eighth place in the 3,000m steeplechase to gain ten team points. Jobeth Schmiesing (North Mankato, Minn./Mankato West H.S.) led the way for the Crusaders with a time of 12:36.74. Rachel Stoehr (Antigo, Wis./Antigo H.S.) finished sixth in 13:01.26, while Ashley Billstrom (Hales Corners, Wis./Whtinall H.S.) followed in 13:14.00. Amanda Lee (South Lyon, Mich./South Lyon H.S.) rounded out the point scorers for Valpo with a time of 13:25.50.

Preliminary heats were also held in the sprints on day two. Laura Arloszynski (Greenfield, Wis./Greenfield H.S.) earned a spot in the finals of the 100m dash with her time of 12.64 seconds. The freshman tied for seventh in qualifying. In the 400m dash, Maggie Zellner (Downers Grove, Ill./Benet Academy) also qualified seventh with a time of 58.64 seconds.

In the 400m hurdles, Mary Frisch (Chesterton, Ind./Chesterton H.S.) and Furr finished seventh and eighth to advance to the finals. Frisch turned in a time of 1:11.61 while Furr was just .04 seconds behind.

The Crusaders failed to qualify anyone for the finals in the 100m hurdles, as Frisch finished in 12th place with a time of 18.64 seconds. Valpo also did not advance in the 200m dash where Arloszynski was the top finisher in 16th place with a time of 26.66 seconds.

The championships will wrap-up on Saturday with events beginning at 10 a.m. CDT.
W Golf Crusader/Jaguar Challenge Valparaiso, Ind. (The Course at Aberdeen)
Apr 13 2nd/6 (657); 5th/6 (692)
M Golf Bluegrass Invitational Lexington, Ky. (University Club Big Blue Course)
Apr 13 t-6th/13 (895)
Softball Cleveland State 6 8 inn.
Apr 13 Valpo 7
W Tennis Valpo 1 Rochester, Mich.
Apr 13 Oakland 6
M Tennis Valpo 1 Notre Dame, Ind.
Apr 13 #12 Notre Dame 6
W Tennis Valpo 0 Chicago, Ill.
Apr 14 Chicago State 7
M Tennis Valpo 7 Homewood, Ill.
Apr 15 Chicago State 0
Baseball Valpo CCD
Apr 15 Toledo
M Track Cougar Invitational River Forest, Ill.
Apr 17 No Team Score
W Track Cougar Invitational River Forest, Ill.
Apr 17 No Team Score
Baseball Valpo 4 Milwaukee, Wis.
Apr 17 Milwaukee 0
M Tennis Youngstown State 1 Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 18 Valpo 6
Baseball Valpo 0 Milwaukee, Wis.
Apr 18 Milwaukee 3
Softball Oakland 3 VU Softball Field
Apr 18 Valpo 11
W Tennis Youngstown State 7 Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 18 Valpo 0
M Golf Wolfpack Spring Open Raleigh, N.C. (Lonnie Poole Golf Course)
Apr 19 CCD
M Track DePaul Invitational Chicago, Ill.
Apr 19 2nd/3 (191)
W Track DePaul Invitational Chicago, Ill.
Apr 19 3rd/5 (82)
W Tennis Cleveland State 7 Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 19 Valpo 0
Softball Oakland 1 VU Softball Field
Apr 19 Valpo 2
Baseball Valpo 0 Milwaukee, Wis.
Apr 19 Milwaukee 5
Softball Oakland 4 8 inn.
Apr 19 Valpo 2
M Tennis Cleveland State 5 Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 19 Valpo 2
M Golf Wolfpack Spring Open Raleigh, N.C. (Lonnie Poole Golf Course)
Apr 20 12th/15 (314)
Baseball Kalamazoo 3 Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 21 Valpo 10
Baseball Ohio Northern 2 Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 22 Valpo 1
Softball Valpo 3 Macomb, Ill.
Apr 22 Western Illinois 1
Softball Valpo 5 Macomb, Ill.
Apr 22 Western Illinois 4
Softball Valpo Notre Dame, Ind.
Apr 24, 5:00 p.m. #21/21 Notre Dame
W Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 25
M Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 25
W Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 25
M Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 25
M Tennis Valpo Ann Arbor, Mich.
Apr 25, 2:00 p.m. UIC
Baseball UIC Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 25, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
M Tennis Valpo Ann Arbor, Mich.
Apr 26, 3:00 p.m. Horizon League Tournament
M Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 26
W Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 26
M Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 26
W Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 26
Baseball UIC Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 26, 12:00 p.m. Valpo
Softball Valpo Dayton, Ohio
Apr 26, 12:00 p.m. Wright State
Softball Valpo Dayton, Ohio
Apr 26, 2:00 p.m. Wright State
M Tennis Valpo Ann Arbor, Mich.
Apr 27, 2:00 p.m. Horizon League Tournament
W Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 27
M Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 27
Softball Valpo Dayton, Ohio
Apr 27, 12:00 p.m. Wright State
Baseball UIC Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 27, 12:00 p.m. Valpo
Baseball Western Michigan Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 29, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
Softball IUPUI VU Softball Field
Apr 29, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
Softball IUPUI VU Softball Field
Apr 29, 5:00 p.m. Valpo
Baseball Chicago State Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 30, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
Softball Valpo Bloomington, Ind.
Apr 30, 3:00 p.m. Indiana (resumption of suspended game)
Softball Valpo Bloomington, Ind.
Apr 30, 4:00 p.m. Indiana
W Track Horizon League Outdoor Championships Youngstown, Ohio
May 2
M Track Horizon League Outdoor Championships Youngstown, Ohio
May 2
Baseball Oakland Emory G. Bauer Field
May 2, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
M Track Horizon League Outdoor Championships Youngstown, Ohio
May 3
W Track Horizon League Outdoor Championships Youngstown, Ohio
May 3
Baseball Oakland Emory G. Bauer Field
May 3, 12:00 p.m. Valpo
Softball Valpo Green Bay, Wis.
May 3, 1:00 p.m. Green Bay
Softball Valpo Green Bay, Wis.
May 3, 3:00 p.m. Green Bay