Valpo Men Fourth at Purdue
Saturday, October 15, 2011
Valpo Men Fourth at Purdue
Kevin Fedde finished eighth in the 500 free. (Ray Acevedo)

Valparaiso’s men’s swim team turned in a fourth place finish at the Indiana Intercollegiates held at the Boilermaker Aquatic Center in West Lafayette, Ind. on Saturday afternoon.

Meet host Purdue won the event with 893 points followed by Indianapolis (355), IUPUI (261), and the Crusaders (182).

Kyle Braun (McHenry, Ill./West H.S.) led the way for the Crusaders with his fourth place performance in the 100 freestyle, touching the wall in 49.62 seconds.  Fernando Aguilar (San Salvador, El Salvador/Colegio Internacional de San Salvador H.S.) added a seventh place finish in the event with a time of 51.57 seconds while Patrick Sandness (Marseilles, Ill./Seneca H.S.) was 10th finishing in 53.54 seconds.

Kevin Fedde (Fort Collins, Colo./Heritage Christian H.S.) added an eighth place mark of 5:15.59 in the 500 free, one spot ahead of teammate Trevor Trimpe (New Palestine, Ind./Connersville H.S.), who finished in 5:21.87.

Tate Wegehaupt (Tigard, Ore./Tigard H.S.) posted a ninth place effort for the Brown and Gold in the 200 individual medley, turning in a time of 2:04.04.  Later in the afternoon, Wegehaupt added a sixth place mark in the 100 breaststroke with a time of 1:00.57.

Valparaiso will return to the water on Nov. 12 with a triangular meet against Cleveland State and Saint Bonaventure in Cleveland, Ohio.  The meet is set to begin at 12 p.m. CST.