Valparaiso finished the Horizon League Swimming and Diving Championships with three more school records on Saturday afternoon in Akron, Ohio, bringing the meet to a close with six new school marks and a sixth place finish.
Valparaiso had three finalists in the 50 freestyle on Thursday evening and remains in sixth place in the Horizon League Swimming and Diving Championships following day two of competition in Cleveland, Ohio.
Valparaiso had one record-setting performance in a relay and nearly had another on Wednesday evening as the Crusaders opened up action at the Horizon League Swimming and Diving Championships held in Cleveland, Ohio.
Valparaiso saw the dual meet schedule come to a close on Saturday afternoon, dropping a 147-88 meet against UIC in Chicago, Ill., but freshman Amy Andracki (Arlington Heights, Ill./Prospect H.S.) set a new school record in the 100 breaststroke.
Jaclyn Krause (Rochester, Mich./Notre Dame Prep H.S.) won three events and Valparaiso closed out the home portion of the 2007-2008 schedule with a victory over Eastern Illinois on Saturday afternoon at the Athletics-Recreation Center pool.
Valparaiso jumped out to an early lead against Michigan State on Friday evening, but the Spartans depth was a little too much for the Brown and Gold, posting a 135-82 victory over the Crusaders at the Athletics-Recreation Center pool.
Despite re-breaking the school record in the 200 medley relay on Saturday afternoon, Valparaiso lost a 136-77 decision to Wright State at the Athletics-Recreation Center pool in the Crusaders’ home opener.
Valparaiso registered its second dual meet victory of the season on Saturday afternoon, defeating Butler 135-57 in Carmel, Ind. The Crusaders also dropped a 130-66 decision to Saint Louis and a 116-80 meet against Evansville in the quadrangular competition.
Valparaiso set a new school record in the 200 medley relay on Friday evening in Cincinnati, Ohio, but it was not enough for the Crusaders as the Brown and Gold dropped an 80-42 decision to Xavier (Ohio).
Valparaiso won 10 of 12 events on the afternoon as the Crusaders opened the 2007-2008 dual meet season on Saturday afternoon with a convincing 155-81 victory over Horizon League foe Cleveland State in Cleveland, Ohio.
Youth is the key for the Valparaiso Crusaders as the 2007-2008 swimming and diving season begins. Fourth year head coach Bryan Morrison’s squad is void of any upperclassmen, thus the Crusaders will need to rely on the 16 sophomores and 12 freshmen that make up this year’s roster.