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David Sivak posted the second fastest time ever in the 100 fly. (Ray Acevedo)
David Sivak posted the second fastest time ever in the 100 fly. (Ray Acevedo)

Friday, January 14, 2011

After a six-week layoff for the holiday break, Valparaiso returned to the pool on Friday evening but suffered a 140-64 defeat to Green Bay at the Athletics-Recreation Center pool.

The men began with a second place effort in the 200 medley relay, just 0.08 seconds off of a season’s best time.  Russell Deghi (Sebestopol, Calif./Analy H.S.), Tate Wegehaupt (Tigard, Ore./Tigard H.S.), David Sivak (Hobart, Ind./Hobart H.S.), and Alex Cox (Tinley Park, Ill./Lincoln-Way North H.S.) notched a time of 1:39.63.

Wegehaupt notched Valpo’s first individual event victory of the day in the 200 individual medley by more than a second and a half.  The freshman posted a mark of 2:02.68.

Sivak also added an event win for the Brown and Gold in the 100 butterfly.  Swimming the event for the first time this season, the senior won by nearly a second with the second best time in school history, 51.79 seconds.

Trevor Trimpe (New Palestine, Ind./Connersville H.S.) added a second place effort for the Crusaders in the 500 freestyle.  He registered a time of 4:58.80, about two and a half seconds off of the pace.

Valpo capped the meet with a runner-up finish in the 200 freestyle relay.  Cox, Deghi, Sivak, and Wegehaupt finished in 1:29.58, just .49 seconds off the lead.

Valparaiso (0-7) will have three meets next weekend beginning Friday night in Indianapolis against IUPUI and Saint Louis.  The meet begins at 5 p.m. at the IUPUI Natatorium.

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