Valpo Downs Monmouth, Falls to Western Illinois Saturday
Tate Wegehaupt was a double winner for Valpo on Saturday. (Ray Acevedo)

Valpo Downs Monmouth, Falls to Western Illinois Saturday
Saturday, February 5, 2011

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.