Valpo Women Swim at Lewis Saturday Afternoon
Andrea Bretl won the 1000 free on Saturday. (Ray Acevedo)

Valpo Women Swim at Lewis Saturday Afternoon
Saturday, November 10, 2012

The Valparaiso women's swimming squad got event victories from Andrea Bretl (Wauwatosa, Wis./West) and Flavia Segatto (Pembroke Pines, Fla./Charleow Flanigan) as it competed at Lewis Saturday afternoon, a matchup which Lewis won 162-91.

Bretl took top honors in the 1000 free with a time of 11:20.13, while Segatto captured the win in the 200 butterfly, touching the wall in 2:14.73.  Both swimmers also had a second-place finish as well – Bretl in the 500 free (5:29.76) and Segatto in the 200 backstroke (2:16.78).

A pair of Crusaders also picked up second-place finishes against the Flyers.  Sophomore Alex Caruthers (Hilliard, Ohio/Hilliard) took second place behind her teammate in the 1000 free with a time of 11:38.67, while fellow sophomore Lauren Knop (Geneva, Ill./Geneva) came home second in 1:04.21 in the 100 backstroke.  Valpo’s 400 free relay team of Bretl, Knop, and freshmen Erin McBride (St. Louis, Mo./Webster Groves) and Ciara Lightner (Dixon, Ill./Dixon) took second place in its event, posting a time of 3:50.60.

Valparaiso returns to the pool at the two-day Woehnker Invitational next weekend.  The meet runs Friday and Saturday, Nov. 16 and 17, in Crawfordsville, Ind.