Valparaiso’s men’s swim team closed the dual meet portion of the 2010-2011 season on Saturday afternoon earning its first victory of the season defeating Monmouth (Ill.) 149-83 in Macomb, Ill. The Crusaders also fell 134-100 to host Western Illinois in double dual meet action.
David Sivak (Hobart, Ind./Hobart H.S.) won a pair of events, taking top honors in the 100 and 200 freestyle. In the 100 free he cruised to a four-second triumph with a time of 47.51 seconds.
Tate Wegehaupt (Tigard, Ore./Tigard H.S.) added a victory in the 50 breaststroke with a time of 28.29 seconds, winning by more than a half a second. The freshman then posted a second win in the 100 breaststroke with a time of 1:00.97.
Ryan Burling (Morris, Ill./Morris Community H.S.) had the top 50 free time of the day by 0.22 seconds with his win in the 50 free.
Alex Harris (Columbus, Ind./North H.S.) finished second for the Brown and Gold in the 1000 freestyle with a time of 10:49.28. Kevin Fedde (Fort Collins, Colo./Heritage Christian H.S.) added a runner-up finish in the 50 backstroke with a time of 27.34.
Guillermo Aguillar (San Salvador, El Salvador/Colegio Internacional de San Salvador H.S.) finished second in the 100 butterfly with a time of 55.63 seconds while Trevor Trimpe’s (New Palestine, Ind./Connersville H.S.) time of 5:00.01 in the 500 free was also second best on the day.
The Crusaders closed the day with a win in the 400 freestyle relay as well, edging Western Illinois. The team of Alex Cox (Tinley Park, Ill./Lincoln-Way North H.S.), Sivak, Wegehaupt, and Russell Deghi (Sebestopol, Calif./Analy H.S.) finished with a time of 3:23.59.
Valparaiso (1-12) will have two and a half weeks off before heading to Cleveland, Ohio for the 2011 Horizon League Championships which run Feb. 23-26.