Led by three victories by David Sivak (Hobart, Ind./Hobart H.S.), including a school record, Valparaiso won eight events on Sunday afternoon, and picked up its first win of the season, defeating IUPUI 138.5-132.5 in Indianapolis, Ind.
Sivak started his day in the 50 backstroke winning with a time of 25.12 seconds. He also won the 100 free with a time of 47.29, another season’s best for a Valpo swimmer on the afternoon. He capped the trifecta with a time of 4:42.17 in the 500 free, setting a new school mark. He bettered Adam Jajtner’s (Port Washington, Wis./Port Washington H.S.) record of 4:44.52 set in 2007. Jajtner finished second in the race with a time of 4:51.49.
Jajtner also posted the first win of the day in the 1000 freestyle with a 19-second triumph, touching the wall in 10:10.13, a season’s best by more than four seconds.
Victor Sikorski (Valparaiso, Ind./Wheeler H.S.) added a win in the 50 free by more than a second with a time of 21.78 seconds and was second behind Sivak in the 100 free, turning in a time of 50.09 seconds.
Ansel Hillmer (Tampa, Fla./Hillsborough H.S.) added a win for the Brown and Gold in the 50 butterfly with a time of 24.52 seconds.
Blake Edwards (Orange, Calif./Lutheran H.S. of Orange County) had a runner-up finish in the 200 free for the Crusaders with a time of 1:48.16 while Kyle Verage (Hubertus, Wis./Marquette H.S.) added a second place finish in the 200 individual medley with a time of 2:02.87.
Valpo closed the meet winning the 400 freestyle relay by more than four seconds as well as Jajtner, Sikorski, Edwards, and Sivak finished with a time of 3:14.66.
Valparaiso (1-10) will have several weeks off now before heading to Milwaukee, Wis. for the Horizon League Championships which will take place February 25-28.