The Valpo men’s swimming team kicked off day one of the Summit League Championships in Sioux Falls, S.D. on Wednesday with a school-record swim in the 800 free relay.
How It Happened
- In the 800 freestyle relay, the team of Derek Eidson (Ventura, Calif./Ventura), Dominic May (Naperville, Ill./Naperville), Brian Daniels (Brookfield, Wis./Brookfield) and Noah Zapolski (Davenport, Iowa/Bettendorf) broke the school record with a time of 6:51.55 to place fifth overall in the event. The time broke the previous record by over three-quarters of a second, set just last year.
- Eidson swam a leadoff leg in the record-setting relay of 1:41.46 over his 200, moving him into third place in program history in the 200 free.
- Ethan Johnson (Ames, Iowa/Ames), Gus Rytting (Houston, Texas/Lamar), Brett Strongman (Wolverine Lake, Mich./Walled Lake Central) and Adam Chwieros (Lake Villa, Ill./Grayslake North) placed sixth in the 200 medley relay in the first swim of the evening, recording a time of 1:37.26.
The Summit League Championships continue on Thursday, Feb. 20 with the second day of competition. Prelims start at 10 a.m., with event finals at 5 p.m.