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More School Records Fall in Final Day of HL Championships
The Crusaders completed their season in Cleveland Saturday. (Brett Williams)
The Crusaders completed their season in Cleveland Saturday. (Brett Williams)

Saturday, March 01, 2014

Two more individual school records were broken in a bittersweet Saturday at the Horizon League Championships in Cleveland. The Crusader men left Ohio with a 7th place result while the women took 8th.

Andrea Bretl (Wauwatosa, Wis./West) got things rolling with a 14th place finish in the 1600 yard freestyle. The senior tapped the wall at 17:57.41. Bretl finished two places ahead of Flavia Segatto (Pembroke Pines, Fla./Charleow Flanigan), who lost her cap during the race. Segatto turned in a 18:00.35 time. 

In the men's mile race, freshman Brian Wasicak (Des Plaines, Ill./Maine West) finished 12th after a 16:25.64 result. Ethan Leach (Yorktown, Ind./Burris Laboratory) earned a point for the Crusaders with his 17:49.89 time.

Senior Tate Wegehaupt (Tigard, Ore./Tigard) put an exclamation point on a fine career with the Crusaders by setting a school record in the 200 yard breaststroke. His 2:03.75 finish was nearly a whole second faster than his prelim time in the morning. 

Segatto later claimed 11th place in the 200 yard butterfly. She touched the wall at 2:07.80, good for six points.

Gonzalo Castro Diaz (Mexico City, Mexico) is the new record holder in the 200 yard butterfly with a 1:53.32 finish. The sophomore claimed 15th place with the record-setting time.

In the 400 yard freestyle relay races, the men seized sixth place while the women earned eighth.

Wegehaupt, Frederick Jenny (New Albany, Ohio/New Albany), Kyle Braun (McHenry, Ill./West), and Castro Diaz combined to stop the clock at 3:07.81. 

Meanwhile, Ciara Lightner (Dixon, Ill./Dixon) Erin McBride (St. Louis, Mo./Webster Groves), Lauren Knop (Geneva, Ill./Geneva), and Emily Trimpe (New Palestine, Ind./New Palestine) finished the 400 yard freestyle relay in 3:38.10. The time was the fourth-fastest in school history.

Overall, four individual records were broken this week in addition to the men's 200 freestyle relay.

As a team, the men finished in 7th place at the HL Championships with 163 points. The women secured 8th place with 128 points.