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Valpo Men Finish Sixth at Horizon League Championships
Matt King posted the sixth fastest 200 back time in school history. (Ray Acevedo)
Matt King posted the sixth fastest 200 back time in school history. (Ray Acevedo)

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Valparaiso wrapped up the 2011-2012 swim season on Saturday evening with a sixth place finish at the Horizon League Championships held at the Walter Schroeder Aquatic Center in Brown Deer, Wis.

The Crusaders scored 148 points over the four-day meet.  Milwaukee, the championship host, won the meet with 901 points, followed by Cleveland State (726.5) and UIC (701.5).  Wright State was fourth with 475 points followed by Green Bay (432) and Valpo.

Steve Booth (Saint Joseph, Mich./Saint Joseph H.S.) picked up a point for the Crusaders in the opening event of the day, turning in a season’s best time of 17:59.86 in the 1650 freestyle to finish in 16th place.

Matt King (Clinton, Ill./Clinton H.S.) just missed qualifying for the evening finals by one spot in the 200 backstroke during the morning preliminaries, but still turned  in the sixth fastest time in school history with a mark of 1:58.31.

Kyle Braun (McHenry, Ill./West H.S.) led the Valpo charge in the 100 free with a time of 48.41 seconds.  Russell Deghi (Sebestopol, Calif./Analy H.S.) added his season’s best time of 48.62 seconds in the event as well.  William Mathe (Wauconda, ill./Carmel H.S.) and  Phil May (Noblesville, Ind./Noblesville H.S.) posted collegiate best times of 50.17 and 50.38 seconds respectively while Zach Christenson (Noblesville, Ind./Noblesville H.S.) also turned in his best time since arriving at Valpo, 51.87 seconds.

Trevor Trimpe (New Palestine, Ind./Connersville H.S.) also missed out on qualifying for the finals by just one place in the 200 breaststroke, but still moved himself up on the all-time list.  His time of 2:12.63 was the fifth fastest all-time in school history.  Steven Parker (Fairborn, Ohio/Fairborn H.S.) and Patrick Sandness (Seneca, Ill./Seneca H.S.) both added their collegiate best times as well, finishing in 2:28.70 and 2:29.92 respectively.

Guillermo Aguilar (San Salvador, El Salvador/Colegio Internacional de San Salvador H.S.) led the way in the 200 butterfly for Valpo with a time of 2:01.58.  Thomas Patrick (Hartland, Wis./Arrowhead H.S.) added his best mark of 2:07.41 while Ian Jones (Lexington, Ohio/Lexington  H.S.) also had a career best with a time of 2:14.32.

Valpo closed the season with a sixth place effort in the 400 freestyle relay.  The team of Austin Hunter (La Crescent, Minn./La Crescent H.S.), Braun, Kevin Fedde (Fort Collins, Colo./Heritage Christian H.S.), and Fernando Aguilar (San Salvador, El Salvador/Colegio Internacional de San Salvador H.S.) posted a time of 3:14.16.

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