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Valpo Women Finish Fifth at Woehnker Invitational
Flavia Segatto posed three top-five finishes. (Steve Booth)
Flavia Segatto posed three top-five finishes. (Steve Booth)

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Four top-five finishes, including three by sophomore Flavia Segatto (Pembroke Pines, Fla./Charleow Flanigan), highlighted the Valparaiso women’s swimming and diving team’s fifth-place team finish at the Woehnker Invitational in Crawfordsville, Ind., hosted by Wabash.

The Crusaders totaled 304.5 points over the two-day event to finish in fifth place.  Carthage earned the team title with 730.5 points.

Segatto picked up top-three finishes in three of her four individual events, highlighted by second-place showings in the 1650 free (18:03.64) and 200 butterfly (2:14.86).  The sophomore swam to a third-place finish in the 500 free with a time of 5:18.21, while her quartet of individual swims was rounded out by a sixth-place finish in the 400 individual medley (4:53.15).

Valpo’s other top-five finish in the meet came courtesy of freshman Ciara Lightner (Dixon, Ill./Dixon), who placed fourth in the 100 backstroke after touching the wall in 1:03.21.  Lightner also paced the Crusader pack in both the 50 and 100 frees, with respective times of 25.91 and 57.66 seconds.

Junior Andrea Bretl (Wauwatosa, Wis./West) earned top-eight finishes in each of her three individual swims on the weekend.  Bretl finished in sixth place in both the 1650 free (18:36.76) and the 500 free (5:25.31), while also placing eighth in the 200 free (2:01.69).

Senior Justine Barnes (Rochester Hills, Mich./Adams) touched the wall sixth in the 200 butterfly with a time of 2:25.96, and also paced the Crusader swimmers in the 100 fly with a time of 1:02.86, good for tenth place.  Sophomore Makenna Cannon (Delafield, Wis./Kettle Moraine) and junior Ali Taubert (Bloomington, Ill./University) each posted ninth-place finishes in the 200 breaststroke (2:38.74) and 400 individual medley (5:03.79), respectively.

Valpo earned two sixth-place finishes in the three relay events.  The 200 free squad of Lightner, freshman Erin McBride (St. Louis, Mo./Webster Groves), sophomore Lauren Knop (Geneva, Ill./Geneva) and Bretl touched the wall sixth with a time of 1:44.54, while the 800 free team of Segatto, Bretl, Taubert and Cannon also finished sixth, covering the distance in 8:08.22.  Valpo’s 200 medley quartet of Lightner, Cannon, Barnes and McBride finished in 1:56.98, good for seventh place.

Valparaiso returns to the pool next at the Calvin Winter Invitational in Grand Rapids, Mich.  The three-day meet kicks off on Thursday, Nov. 29.

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. 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