Sivak Wins Twice as Valpo Men Open Swim Season
David Sivak won a pair of events to open the season on Sunday. (Ray Acevedo)

Sivak Wins Twice as Valpo Men Open Swim Season
Sunday, October 3, 2010

Valparaiso’s men’s swimming team opened the 2010-2011 season on Sunday afternoon, dropping all three ends of a triangular meet against Evansville, Saint Louis, and IUPUI at Fishers High School in Fishers, Ind.

The Crusaders fell 146-76 against Evansville, 168-63 versus Saint Louis, and 120-79 while taking on IUPUI.

David Sivak (Hobart, Ind./Hobart H.S.) opened the season with a victory in the 50 freestyle with a time of 21.79 seconds.  He won the race by 0.22 seconds over Evansville.  He followed that up with a win by nearly three seconds in the 200 butterfly.  The senior finished with a time of 1:57.02 in the fly.

Tate Wegehaupt (Tigard, Ore./Tigard H.S.) posted an event win for the Brown and Gold in the 200 breaststroke.  The freshman posted a time of 2:12.86 to win by nearly five seconds.  He also earned a third place finish in the 200 individual medley.  He touched the wall in 2:04.28 in his first collegiate individual race.

Guillermo Aguilar (San Salvador, El Salvador/Colegio Internacional de San Salvador H.S.) added a fifth place effort in the 1000 free with a mark of 10:45.29.

Valpo finished the day with a third place finish in the 400 freestyle relay.  The team of Sivak, Trevor Trimpe (New Palestine, Ind./Connersville H.S.), Russell Deghi (Sebestopol, Calif./Analy H.S.), and Alex Cox (Tinley Park, Ill./Lincoln-Way H.S.) finished in a time of 3:20.15.

Valparaiso (0-3) will return to the water on Friday afternoon at the Dennis Stark Relays hosted by Notre Dame.  The first event begins at 4 p.m. CDT.