Crusaders Down Monmouth, Fall to Butler Saturday Afternoon
Natalie Jarrett won a pair of events on Senior Day. (Steve Booth)

Crusaders Down Monmouth, Fall to Butler Saturday Afternoon
Saturday, January 28, 2012

Valparaiso posted five event victories on Saturday afternoon in its home finale, and split a double dual meet at the Athletics-Recreation Center.  The Crusaders downed Monmouth (Ill.) 63-40 while dropping a 56-39 decision to Butler.

Flavia Segatto (Pembroke Pines, Fla./Charleow Flanigan H.S.) and Natalie Jarrett (Lebanon, Ind./Western Boone H.S.) were both double winners for the Brown and Gold while Andrea Bretl (Wauwatosa, Wis./West H.S) also earned an event win.

Segatto turned in a time of 1:02.06 in the 100 butterfly to post a narrow 0.44 second victory for her first win of the day.  The freshman then added an 11-second triumph in the 500 freestyle with a time of 5:22.54.  Segatto also added a runner-up finish in the 200 freestyle with a time of 2:03.75.

Jarrett, the lone senior on the team was honored before the meet, and triumphed in the 400 individual medley by more than seven seconds with a time of 4:53.81.  She also added a 0.79 second win in the 100 breaststroke with a time of 1:09.66.

Bretl posted Valpo’s first victory of the afternoon, doing so in the 1000 free by more than four seconds with a time of 11:19.10.

Lauren Knop (Geneva, Ill./Geneva H.S.) finished second in the 50 free with a time of 26.41 seconds, just 0.26 seconds off of the pace.  She also finished second in the 100 free, less than a second out of the top spot with a time of 57.49 seconds.

Ali Taubert (Bloomington, Ill./University H.S.) added a second place finish, finishing behind Segatto in the 500 free with a time of 5:33.28.

Valparaiso (2-10) will wrap up the dual meet portion of the schedule next Saturday, Feb. 4 with a quadrangular meet against Monmouth (Ill.), Western Illinois, and Augustana (Ill.).  The meet begins at 1 p.m.  Please note, this is a change in date as the meet was originally slated for Sunday.