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Crusaders Cruise to Chicago Invitational Title

Saturday, January 22, 2005

Led by eight individual victories in 16 total events, Valparaiso ran away with the Chicago Invitational title on Saturday afternoon by 92 points over runner-up Saint Joseph's (Ind.).

Melanie Wilson (Saint Louis, Mo./Rosati-Kain H.S.) set her fourth school record of the season in the 200m dash winning with a time of 25.85 seconds. The freshman also improved her school record in winning the long jump with a leap of 5.52m. She finished her trio of wins with a leap of 11.35m in the triple jump.

Holly Hagen (Hobart, Ind./Hobart H.S.) also posted a pair of wins on the day in the throwing events. She won the shot put with a toss of 12.32m, and also posted a win in the weight throw with a heave of 15.25m.

Patricia Kloth (Medford, Wis./Washburn H.S.) notched a .01 second victory in the 55m dash with a time of 7.67 seconds.

Valpo also won a pair of middle distance events. Danielle Nunnelly (Valparaiso, Ind./Valparaiso H.S.) took home first place in the mile with a time of 5:14.62, while Rachel Nelson (Lee's Summit, Mo./Lee's Summit H.S.) was the victor in the 800m run with a mark of 2:24.91.

Valpo will return to action next Saturday as the Crusaders head to Bloomington, Ill. for the Redbird Invitational. Events begin at 11:30 a.m.
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