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Cleveland State Defeats Valpo Men in Final Home Outing of the Season
David Sivak won the 100 freestyle on Friday. (Ray Acevedo)
David Sivak won the 100 freestyle on Friday. (Ray Acevedo)

Friday, February 06, 2009

Valparaiso wrapped up the home portion of the 2008-2009 swimming and diving season on Friday afternoon, dropping a 111-89 decision to Cleveland State at the Athletics-Recreation Center pool.

David Sivak (Hobart, Ind./Hobart H.S.) notched the Crusaders’ lone event victory on the afternoon, edging out the Vikings by just 0.02 seconds in the 100 freestyle to win in a time of 48.02 seconds.  Sivak also had the second fastest time of the day in the 400 individual medley, turning in a time of 4:16.43, the fourth quickest mark in school history.

Blake Edwards (Orange, Calif./Lutheran H.S. of Orange County) turned in his season’s best performance in the 200 freestyle on the way to a second place finish with a time of 1:49.72.

Victor Sikorski (Valparaiso, Ind./Wheeler H.S.) added a runner-up mark in the 50 freestyle with a time of 21.72 seconds, just 0.03 seconds off of the pace.  Adam Jajtner (Port Washington, Wis./Port Washington H.S.) also placed second in the 500 free, touching the wall in 4:56.30.

Kurtis Malone (Pekin, Ill./Pekin H.S.) added a second place score of 207.82 for Valpo in the one-meter diving competition.

Valparaiso (0-10) will wrap up the regular season on Sunday afternoon with a dual meet against IUPUI in Indianapolis, Ind.  The first race begins at 12 p.m. CST.

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