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More School Records Fall in Final Day of HL Championships
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.