The Valparaiso University swimming teams took to the Morgan J. Burke Aquatic Center on Saturday to compete against several schools around the state at the Indiana Intercollegiates meet on the campus of Purdue University. Sophomore Paige Wright (Surprise, Ariz./Paradise Honors) led Valpo with a team-best sixth-place finish in the 100-free for the women. Junior Dylan Kirar (Arvada, Colo./Ralston Valley) came in seventh place in the 200-IM, the best finish for the Crusader men.
The Valparaiso University men’s and women’s swimming teams fell in a close meet against Eastern Illinois in their first competition this season at the ARC. There were plenty of bright spots for the Crusaders as the men won six events and the women won three. Senior Amanda Jenny (New Albany, Ohio/New Albany) and junior Dylan Kirar (Arvada, Colo./Ralston Valley) led the way with two individual wins each. Kirar and junior classmate Bob Bretl (Wauwatosa, Wis./Marquette University H.S.) both moved up the Valpo all-time top-ten list in the 1000-free.
The Valparaiso University men’s and women’s swimming teams kicked off the 2017-18 season Sunday at the Butler Double Dual at Fishers High School. The layout of this meet scores each team against one another like a regular dual meet.
Valparaiso University director of athletics Mark LaBarbera announced today that Howard Hunte has stepped down from his role as head coach of the Valpo women’s and men’s swimming program to pursue a career opportunity coaching at a swim club in Kansas.
Continuing the #ValpoInTheValley series, which will take a look at each of the Missouri Valley Conference’s 17 sports, are women’s tennis and women’s swimming. Learn about the landscape of The Valley in the pair of sports and hear from swimming head coach Howard Hunte as he talks about what his program is looking forward to entering the first season of MVC competition and who will lead the way for the Crusaders in 2017-18.
Valparaiso University president Mark A. Heckler, Ph.D., announced today that the University has accepted an invitation to join the Missouri Valley Conference on July 1, 2017. The Crusaders will begin competing for MVC championships in the 2017–2018 academic year.
Valparaiso University junior Max Penn (Columbus, Ohio/St. Charles Prep) broke his own school record twice in the 200 backstroke Saturday, highlighting the Crusaders’ performances on the final day of the Horizon League Swimming Championships in Chicago as their 2016-17 season came to a close.
The Valparaiso University men’s and women’s swimming team wrapped up day three of the Horizon League Championships on Friday in Chicago, setting more milestones in the water. Junior Max Penn (Columbus, Ohio/St. Charles Prep) broke his own school record in the 100-yard backstroke, while seniors Rachel Law (Wayne, Pa./Villa Maria Academy) and Emily Trimpe (New Palestine, Ind./New Palestine) and sophomore Dylan Kirar (Arvada, Colo./Ralston Valley) also placed in event finals on Friday.
The Valparaiso University men’s and women’s swimming teams competed on day two of the Horizon League Championships in Chicago on Thursday. Three individual races and one relay captured the attention of the swimmers today and sealed several top times in Crusader history.