Valpo Men Down Monmouth for Season’s First Victory
Trevor Trimpe won three events, two individual and a relay, in his home finale. (Steve Booth)

Valpo Men Down Monmouth for Season’s First Victory
Saturday, January 28, 2012

Valparaiso made the most of its Senior Day meet on Saturday afternoon, sending the upperclassmen out in style with a 57-36 victory over Monmouth (Ill.) at the Athletics-Recreation Center for the Crusaders’ first victory of the season in the home finale.

Valpo opened the day on a high note with the first of seven event wins.  The Crusaders posted a a four-second victory in the 200 medley relay as the team of Russell Deghi (Sebestopol, Calif./Analy H.S.), Trevor Trimpe (New Palestine, Ind./Connersville H.S.), Kevin Fedde (Fort Collins, Colo./Heritage Christian H.S.), and Kyle Braun (McHenry, Ill./West H.S.) posted a time of 1:40.71.

Braun added a pair of individual victories, starting in the 50 freestyle.  He won the event by more than a second-and-a-half with a time of 22.49 seconds before winning the 100 freestyle with a time of 50.48 seconds. 

Trimpe cruised to a 17-second triumph in the 400 individual medley with a time of 4:43.89 while also notching a win in the 100 breaststroke by nearly three seconds with a time of 1:03.64.

Fedde won the 100 butterfly by 1.45 seconds while Matt King (Clinton, Ill./Clinton H.S.) posted a victory by more than four seconds in the 100 backstroke with a time of 56.95 seconds. 

Deghi and Trimpe were honored prior to the meet along with classmates Austin Hunter (La Crescent, Minn./La Crescent H.S.) and Thomas Patrick (Hartland, Wis./Arrowhead H.S.) as members of the senior class of 2012.

Valparaiso (1-9) will wrap up the dual meet portion of the schedule next Saturday, Feb. 4 with a quadrangular meet against Monmouth (Ill.), Western Illinois, and Augustana (Ill.).  The meet begins at 1 p.m.  Please note, this is a change in date as the meet was originally slated for Sunday.