Valpo Closes Dual Meet Season Saturday at Monmouth
Trevor Trimpe won a pair of events on Saturday at Monmouth. (Steve Booth)

Valpo Closes Dual Meet Season Saturday at Monmouth
Saturday, February 4, 2012

Valparaiso wrapped up the dual meet portion of the 2011-2012 season on Saturday afternoon, defeating Monmouth (Ill.) while falling to Augustana (Ill.) and Western Illinois in a triple dual meet held in Monmouth, Ill.

The Crusaders downed Monmouth 156-78 but dropped  a138-115 decision to Augustana and  fell 170-83 against Western Illinois.

Valpo opened the meet in triumphant fashion, posting a win in the 400 medley relay.  Austin Hunter (La Crescent, Minn./La Crescent 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 3:41.51, winning the event by a half second.

Trimpe also won the 100 breaststroke individually with a time of 1:02.06, a victory by nearly a second.  He added a third place effort in the 200 individual medley, posting a mark of 2:05.28.

Braun finished second in the 50 free with a time of 22.76 seconds while placing third in the 100 free, touching the wall in 49.66 seconds.

Guillermo Aguilar (San Salvador, El Salvador/Colegio Internacional de San Salvador H.S.) added a runner-up finish in the 200 butterfly with a mark of 2:05.46.

Matt King (Clinton, Ill./Clinton H.S.) added a third place finish for the Brown and Gold in the 100 backstroke with a time of 57.99 seconds.  He also finished in the same place in the 200 back, posting a time of 2:06.78.

Fedde also turned in a third place finish on the day, doing so in the 100 fly.  He finished with a time of 56.71 seconds. 

Valparaiso (2-10) will have a couple of weeks off before returning to the water for the Horizon League Championships.  The four day meet will begin on Feb. 22 in Milwaukee, Wis.