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Haley Kerlin represented Valpo in the 10K Friday night. (Ron Stevens)
Haley Kerlin represented Valpo in the 10K Friday night. (Ron Stevens)

Friday, May 06, 2011

The Valparaiso women's track and field team started competition at the 2011 Horizon League Outdoor Track and Field Championships on Friday evening, as a trio of Crusaders competed on the first of three days of action in Indianapolis, Ind.

Freshman Erica Funk (Blue Mound, Ill./Meridian) led the way on Friday for the Crusaders, cracking Valpo's all-time top-five with a seventh-place finish in the discus throw.  Funk registered a toss of 130'4” for her seventh-place finish, the fourth-best effort in the event all-time in Crusader history.

Fellow rookie Sarah Drozdowski (Roselle, Ill./Lake Park) also competed in the discus throw on Friday, finishing in 13th place with an effort of 113'5”.  On the track, sophomore Haley Kerlin (Rensselaer, Ind./Rensselaer) represented Valpo in the 10,000m run, crossing the line in 15th place with a time of 41:33.45.

Valparaiso was one of three programs not to register a point on the first day of competition, while Youngstown State currently leads the team standings with 20 points.  Action resumes Saturday morning at 8 a.m. CDT.

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