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Day Two in the Books at Horizon League Championships
David Sivak set a new school mark in the 100 backstroke. (Ray Acevedo)
David Sivak set a new school mark in the 100 backstroke. (Ray Acevedo)

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Valparaiso finished day two of the Horizon League Championships on Thursday and senior David Sivak (Hobart, Ind./Hobart H.S.) set a new school record as the Crusaders remain in sixth place at the midway point of competition at Busbey Natatorium in Cleveland, Ohio.

The Crusaders have tallied 53 points through two days of competition, while UIC holds the team lead with 308 points.  Cleveland State (297.5) is second followed by Milwaukee (287.5), Wright State (194), Green Bay (176), and the Crusaders.

Sivak set his school mark in the 100 backstroke as the leadoff leg of the 400 medley relay.  He touched the wall in 51.86 seconds, breaking his previous mark of 51.98 seconds.  As a team, Valpo was disqualified from the event, but the record still stands.

Sivak also was the lone Crusader to qualify for the evening finals individually, finishing 15th in the prelims in the 200 individual medley.  After posting a time of 1:55.38 during the morning, the senior followed that effort up with a time of 1:55.34 in the finals, placing 16th overall.

Tate Wegehaupt (Tigard, Ore./Tigard H.S.) and Alex Harris (Columbus, Ind./North H.S.) both just missed the evening finals in the 200 IM, posting prelim times of 2:09.08 and 2:15.12 respectively to finish 18th and 19th, with the top-16 advancing to the night session.

Trevor Trimpe (New Palestine, Ind./Connersville H.S.) led the way for Valpo in the 500 freestyle, but the Brown and Gold was unable to advance any swimmers to the finals.  Trimpe finished 21st with a time of 4:50.98, a season’s best mark by more than four seconds.  Guillermo Aguilar (San Salvador, El Salvador/Colegio Internacional de San Salvador H.S.) added a season’s best time of 5:01.50 in the event while Steve Booth (Saint Joseph, Mich./Saint Joseph H.S.) and Thomas Patrick (Hartland, Wis./Arrowhead H.S.) turned in collegiate best times of 5:05.86 and 5:08.42 respectively in the event.

Valpo also failed to advance anyone to the finals of the 50 freestyle, but Russell Deghi (Sebestopol, Calif./Analy H.S.) did turn in the school’s 10th fastest time ever in the event.  The junior touched the wall in 21.92 seconds to finish 20th overall.  Four Crusaders also posted collegiate bests in the prelims.  Chris Rudolf (Middletown, Ohio/Bishop Fenwick H.S.) and Travis Simmons (Angola, Ind./Angola H.S.) were 0.03 seconds apart from one another with times of 23.44 and 23.47 seconds respectively.  Ian Jones (Lexington, Ohio/Lexington H.S.) added a time of 24.87 seconds while senior Toshko Ganzorigt (Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia/Orchlon H.S.) posted a mark of 25.00 seconds.

The Crusaders will return to action for day three of the four-day meet on Friday morning.  Preliminary heats begin at 9 a.m. CST while the evening finals start at 4:30 p.m. CST.

W Golf Crusader/Jaguar Challenge Valparaiso, Ind. (The Course at Aberdeen)
Apr 13 2nd/6 (657); 5th/6 (692)
M Golf Bluegrass Invitational Lexington, Ky. (University Club Big Blue Course)
Apr 13 t-6th/13 (895)
Softball Cleveland State 6 8 inn.
Apr 13 Valpo 7
W Tennis Valpo 1 Rochester, Mich.
Apr 13 Oakland 6
M Tennis Valpo 1 Notre Dame, Ind.
Apr 13 #12 Notre Dame 6
W Tennis Valpo 0 Chicago, Ill.
Apr 14 Chicago State 7
M Tennis Valpo 7 Homewood, Ill.
Apr 15 Chicago State 0
Baseball Valpo CCD
Apr 15 Toledo
M Track Cougar Invitational River Forest, Ill.
Apr 17 No Team Score
W Track Cougar Invitational River Forest, Ill.
Apr 17 No Team Score
Baseball Valpo 4 Milwaukee, Wis.
Apr 17 Milwaukee 0
M Tennis Youngstown State 1 Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 18 Valpo 6
Baseball Valpo 0 Milwaukee, Wis.
Apr 18 Milwaukee 3
Softball Oakland 3 VU Softball Field
Apr 18 Valpo 11
W Tennis Youngstown State 7 Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 18 Valpo 0
M Golf Wolfpack Spring Open Raleigh, N.C. (Lonnie Poole Golf Course)
Apr 19 CCD
M Track DePaul Invitational Chicago, Ill.
Apr 19 2nd/3 (191)
W Track DePaul Invitational Chicago, Ill.
Apr 19 3rd/5 (82)
W Tennis Cleveland State 7 Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 19 Valpo 0
Softball Oakland 1 VU Softball Field
Apr 19 Valpo 2
Baseball Valpo 0 Milwaukee, Wis.
Apr 19 Milwaukee 5
Softball Oakland 4 8 inn.
Apr 19 Valpo 2
M Tennis Cleveland State 5 Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 19 Valpo 2
M Golf Wolfpack Spring Open Raleigh, N.C. (Lonnie Poole Golf Course)
Apr 20 12th/15 (314)
Baseball Kalamazoo 3 Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 21 Valpo 10
Baseball Ohio Northern 2 Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 22 Valpo 1
Softball Valpo 3 Macomb, Ill.
Apr 22 Western Illinois 1
Softball Valpo 5 Macomb, Ill.
Apr 22 Western Illinois 4
Softball Valpo Notre Dame, Ind.
Apr 24, 5:00 p.m. #21/21 Notre Dame
W Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 25
M Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 25
W Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 25
M Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 25
M Tennis Valpo Ann Arbor, Mich.
Apr 25, 2:00 p.m. UIC
Baseball UIC Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 25, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
M Tennis Valpo Ann Arbor, Mich.
Apr 26, 3:00 p.m. Horizon League Tournament
M Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 26
W Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 26
M Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 26
W Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 26
Baseball UIC Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 26, 12:00 p.m. Valpo
Softball Valpo Dayton, Ohio
Apr 26, 12:00 p.m. Wright State
Softball Valpo Dayton, Ohio
Apr 26, 2:00 p.m. Wright State
M Tennis Valpo Ann Arbor, Mich.
Apr 27, 2:00 p.m. Horizon League Tournament
W Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 27
M Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 27
Softball Valpo Dayton, Ohio
Apr 27, 12:00 p.m. Wright State
Baseball UIC Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 27, 12:00 p.m. Valpo
Baseball Western Michigan Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 29, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
Softball IUPUI VU Softball Field
Apr 29, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
Softball IUPUI VU Softball Field
Apr 29, 5:00 p.m. Valpo
Baseball Chicago State Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 30, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
Softball Valpo Bloomington, Ind.
Apr 30, 3:00 p.m. Indiana (resumption of suspended game)
Softball Valpo Bloomington, Ind.
Apr 30, 4:00 p.m. Indiana
W Track Horizon League Outdoor Championships Youngstown, Ohio
May 2
M Track Horizon League Outdoor Championships Youngstown, Ohio
May 2
Baseball Oakland Emory G. Bauer Field
May 2, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
M Track Horizon League Outdoor Championships Youngstown, Ohio
May 3
W Track Horizon League Outdoor Championships Youngstown, Ohio
May 3
Baseball Oakland Emory G. Bauer Field
May 3, 12:00 p.m. Valpo
Softball Valpo Green Bay, Wis.
May 3, 1:00 p.m. Green Bay
Softball Valpo Green Bay, Wis.
May 3, 3:00 p.m. Green Bay