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Swimming Drops Meet Friday at Olivet Nazarene

Friday, February 01, 2013

Valpo dropped their last road meet of the regular season Friday afternoon in Bourbonnais, Illinois at the hands of Olivet Nazarene University. The men fell 121-79. while the women lost 126-78.

Sophomore Flavia Segatto (Pembroke Pines, Fla./Charelow Flanigan) recorded two victories: the 500-yard and the 1000-yard freestyle. Segatto cruised to the 500-yard freestyle win with a 5:16.34 time, a little more than seven seconds ahead of second-place Samantha Elam.

Segatto essentially doubled the margin of victory in the 1000-yard freestyle over Elam with a 10:48.88 time.

Justine Barnes (Rochester Hills, Mich./Adams HS) made a strong push in the final 50 yards of the 100-yard butterfly to pass Natalie VanDenack and take first-place with a 1:02.53 time.  The senior overcame more than a half-second lead by VanDenack at the turn.

On the men's side, Gonzalo Castro Diaz (Mexico City, Mexico) continued his run of excellence.  The freshman took the 200-yard individual medley relay, edging out Aaron Moyer with a 1:57.23 time.  Castro Diaz fell a half-second short of the 100-yard butterfly victory when Andrew Fischer hit the wall at 52.16 just ahead of his 52.64 time.  

The 400-yard freestyle relay team of Matt King (Clinton, Ill./Clinton HS), Kyle Braun (McHenry, Ill./West HS) Frederick Jenny (New Albany, Ohio/New Albany HS), and William Mathe (Wauconda, Ill./Carmel HS) registered a ten-second victory with a 3:22.55 mark, earning Valpo 11 points in the event.

The two teams return to the ARC Saturday at 1:00pm where the Butler women's swimming team will meet them.  The men's meet will be a dual tilt between Valpo and Olivet Nazarene.

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