Men's swimming senior Tate Wegehaupt (Tigard, Ore./Tigard) and women's track and field junior Jazmin Taylor (Rock Island, Ill./Rock Island) have been named the Valparaiso athletic department's Athletes of the Month for the month of February.
Frederick Jenny collected an eighth-place finish in the men's 100 yard breaststroke at the Horizon League Championships in Cleveland. Ciara Lightner hit the wall in under a minute in the 100 yard backstroke.
Swimming and diving head coach Howard Hunte talked with host Brad Collignon about his team's goals heading into the Horizon League Championships this week in Cleveland, and to reflect upon what his five seniors have meant to the Crusader program.
On Senior Day, Tate Wegehaupt won the 100-yard breaststroke with a 58.93 time but Cleveland State prevailed 109-89 on the men's side. The Crusader women dropped their meet 121-69, but won the 200 yard freestyle relay thanks to a 1:46.53 finish.
Valpo's swim meet versus Cleveland State has been moved to Friday, February 7th at 3:00 pm at the ARC. Cheer on the Crusaders as they honor seniors Tate Wegehaupt, Andrea Bretl, Katie Meunier, Katrina Peters, and Ali Taubert for their service to the men's and women's swim teams.
Segatto, Trimpe clinched individual victories, women's 400 yard freestyle relay team finished first; Castro Diaz turned in 4:16.68 time in 400 yard IM, 1:58.68 result in 200 yard butterfly en route to solid second-place finishes versus UIC Saturday in Chicago. Wegehaupt was first in the 200 yard breaststroke.
Bretl, Segatto picked up two individual victories as the women's swim team competed at Western Illinois Saturday. Castro Diaz and Wegehaupt accomplish same on men's side in Macomb. The Leathernecks walked away with the team victory, though, 155-129 (men's) and 152-129 (women's).
Castro Diaz was victorious in the 200-yard butterfly and 200-yard IM; Cripe won the 50-yard freestyle and the 100-yard butterfly. IUPUI ultimately prevailed over the Crusaders 150-106 on the men's side and 165-97 on the women's circuit.
Senior Tate Wegehaupt touched the wall .62 seconds ahead of UWM's Jacob Melville in the 200-yard breaststroke; Flavia Segatto beat Mary Kuyvenhoven in the 200-yard butterfly to earn nine points for the Crusaders. Panthers claimed 125-76 and 126-74 victories on the men's and women's side, respectively.
Facing BCS giants like Auburn, Indiana, and Notre Dame, Brown and Gold walk away with a fifth-place finish on the men's side and a sixth-place result on the women's side at the Dennis Stark Meet Friday.
The Crusaders took to the pool for the first time this season Friday at the ARC. Sophomore Gonzalo Castro Diaz and junior Flavia Segatto were first-place finishers in the dual meet versus Wright State.