The Valparaiso University men’s and women’s swimming teams traveled to Romeoville, Ill. to take on the Flyers from Lewis University on Saturday, resuming their 2016-17 season. Senior Emily Trimpe (New Palestine, Ind./New Palestine) led the Crusaders by taking home first place in the 200-yard breaststroke event, with a time of 2:31.63.
How It Happened
- Beyond her top finish in the 200 breaststroke, Trimpe also recorded a third-place finish in the 100-yard breaststroke with a time of 1:11.15.
- Senior Rachel Law (Wayne, Pa./Villa Maria Academy) recorded two top-three results today. The veteran earned a second-place mark in the 400-yard individual medley (4:58.70) and a third-place nod in the 1,000-yard freestyle (11:14.37).
- Sophomore Casey Main (Fairview, Ohio/Fairview) tallied the Crusaders’ other second-place result, swimming a 1:02.53 in the 100-yard butterfly.
- Freshman Paige Wright (Surprise, Ariz./Paradise Honor) earned an individual third-place finish and one in a relay. The individual mark came in the 100-yard freestyle race (55.97), while the other came in the 200-yard medley relay with help from freshman Tara Lawson (Mundelein, Ill./Mundelein), freshman Erica Martins (Hartland, Wis./Lake County Lutheran) and Trimpe, who collectively swam a 1:55.97
- For the men, sophomore Bob Bretl (Wauwatosa, Wis./Marquette University H.S.) earned the best finish for Valpo with a second-place result in the 1,000-yard freestyle event, by swimming a 10:19.17. If the season ended today, the time would rank ninth all-time in Crusader history. Bretl also swam a 2:20.64 in the 200-yard breaststroke, picking up a third-place nod.
- Three freshman earned third-place finishes on Saturday as well.Peyton Stambeck (Bartlesville, Okla./Bartlesville) touched the wall third in the 200-yard freestyle (1:52.08), Brendon Johnson (Northbrook, Ill./Glenbrook North) in the 200-yard backstroke (2:08.76) and Dylan Ogle (Simpsonville, S.C./Mauldin) in the 500-yard freestyle (5:07.01).
Valpo stays in-state as its busy weekend continues on Sunday, as the Crusaders travel to Fishers for the Butler Invitational. The meet is slated to begin at 11 a.m. CT.