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Another Record Falls on Day Two of Horizon League Championships
Lauren Knop posted the sixth best 100 back time in school history leading off the 400 medley relay. (Steve Booth)
Lauren Knop posted the sixth best 100 back time in school history leading off the 400 medley relay. (Steve Booth)

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Flavia Segatto (Pembroke Pines, Fla./Charleow Flanigan H.S.) set her second school record in as many days for Valparaiso as the Crusaders completed day two of the Horizon League Championships in seventh place.

Segatto, who set the school mark in the 1000 free on Thursday, posted a time of 5:04.79 in the evening finals to place 10th overall in the race.  The freshman broke Julie Durkin’s 1999 mark of 5:06.74.  Segatto had qualified 14th after the morning prelims and moved up in the finals shaving nearly six seconds off of her morning time.

As a team Valpo has scored 80 points through eight events, eight ahead of Butler for seventh place.  Milwaukee holds an eight-point advantage in the team race over Cleveland State, 295-287, while Green Bay is third with 242 points.  UIC is currently fourth with 205.5 points while Wright State and Youngstown State are fifth and sixth respectively with 156.5 and 145 points.

The Crusaders also scored points in the final event of the night, placing eighth in the 400 medley relay.  The team of Lauren Knop (Geneva, Ill./Geneva H.S.), Natalie Jarrett (Lebanon, Ind./Western Boone H.S.), Segatto, and Ali Taubert (Bloomington, Ill./University H.S.) posted a time of 4:04.33, the fifth best mark in school laurels.  Knop’s lead-off 100 backstroke led of 1:01.33 was the sixth best all-time at Valpo.

Valpo had six other competitors in the 500 freestyle post either season or collegiate best times during the preliminary heats.  Andrea Bretl (Wauwatosa, Wis./West H.S.) had her best time at Valpo finishing in 5:20.58 while Alex Caruthers (Hilliard, Ohio/Hilliard H.S.) did the same with a time of 5:28.04.  Justine Barnes (Rochester Hills, Mich./Adams H.S.) added a season’s best mark of 5:40.21 while Laura Fowler (Olney, Md./Good Counsel H.S.) added her collegiate best with a time of 5:49.91.  Katie Meunier (Mukwanago, Wis./Mukwanago H.S.) and Megan Mariani (Waukegan, Ill./Warren Township H.S.) had collegiate bests as well touching the wall in 5:53.07 and 6:05.06 respectively.

Jarrett led the way for the Brown and Gold in the 200 individual medley with a time of 2:14.10 while Makenna Cannon (Delafield, Wis./Kettle Moraine H.S.) added her career best mark of 2:17.90.

Nicole Michalowski (Diamond, Ill./Coal City H.S.), Valpo’s lone competitor in the 50 free, closed out the day’s individual events for the Brown and Gold with a time of 26.94 seconds, a collegiate best.

Having now reached the midway point of the championships, Valparaiso will return to the water on Friday for day three of the four day meet.  Competition will begin at 10:30 a.m. with prelims with the night’s finals slated for 6:30 p.m.

W Golf IPFW Spring Invitational Fort Wayne, Ind. (Chestnut Hills G.C.)
Apr 6 4th/12 (311)
W Tennis Valpo 0 Milwaukee, Wis.
Apr 6 Milwaukee 7
Softball Detroit 0 VU Softball Field
Apr 6 Valpo 8
Baseball Wright State 4 Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 6 Valpo 2
W Golf IPFW Spring Invitational Fort Wayne, Ind. (Chestnut Hills G.C.)
Apr 7 9th/12 (642)
Softball Northern Illinois 6 VU Softball Field
Apr 8 Valpo 8
Baseball Valpo 5 Evanston, Ill.
Apr 8 Northwestern 12
Softball Northern Illinois 3 8 inn.
Apr 8 Valpo 4
M Track Chicagoland Championships Romeoville, Ill.
Apr 11 5th/17 (20)
W Track Chicagoland Championships Romeoville, Ill.
Apr 11 9th/18 (12)
M Tennis Valpo 5 Detroit, Mich.
Apr 11 Detroit 2
Baseball Youngstown State 7 Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 11 Valpo 10
W Track Chicagoland Championships Romeoville, Ill.
Apr 12 6th/20 (60.50)
M Track Chicagoland Championships Romeoville, Ill.
Apr 12 6th/20 (48)
M Golf Bluegrass Invitational Lexington, Ky. (University Club Big Blue Course)
Apr 12 t-7th/13 (588)
W Golf Crusader/Jaguar Challenge Valparaiso, Ind. (The Course at Aberdeen)
Apr 12 3rd/6 (335); 4th/6 (350)
M Soccer St. Joseph's College Eastgate Field
Apr 12, 10:00 a.m. Valpo
Baseball Youngstown State 1 Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 12, 10:00 a.m. Valpo 13
Softball Cleveland State 3 VU Softball Field
Apr 12, 10:00 a.m. Valpo 2
Volleyball Western Michigan/Butler/Eastern Michigan ARC
Apr 12, 1:45 p.m. Valpo
Softball Cleveland State 4 VU Softball Field
Apr 12, 1:45 p.m. Valpo 6
Baseball Youngstown State 12 Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 12, 1:45 p.m. Valpo 4
W Tennis Valpo 1 Detroit, Mich.
Apr 12, 1:45 p.m. Detroit 6
M Soccer Benedictine Brown Field
Apr 12, 4:00 p.m. Valpo
W Soccer Haitian National Team Brown Field
Apr 12, 7:00 p.m. Valpo
W Golf Crusader/Jaguar Challenge Valparaiso, Ind. (The Course at Aberdeen)
Apr 13 2nd/6 (657); 5th/6 (692)
M Golf Bluegrass Invitational Lexington, Ky. (University Club Big Blue Course)
Apr 13 t-6th/13 (895)
Softball Cleveland State 6 8 inn.
Apr 13 Valpo 7
W Tennis Valpo 1 Rochester, Mich.
Apr 13 Oakland 6
M Tennis Valpo 1 Notre Dame, Ind.
Apr 13 #12 Notre Dame 6
W Tennis Valpo 0 Chicago, Ill.
Apr 14 Chicago State 7
M Tennis Valpo 7 Homewood, Ill.
Apr 15 Chicago State 0
Baseball Valpo CCD
Apr 15 Toledo
Baseball Valpo Milwaukee, Wis.
Apr 17, 3:00 p.m. Milwaukee
M Tennis Youngstown State Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 18, 11:00 a.m. Valpo
Baseball Valpo Milwaukee, Wis.
Apr 18, 3:00 p.m. Milwaukee
Softball Oakland VU Softball Field
Apr 18, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
W Tennis Youngstown State Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 18, 4:00 p.m. Valpo
M Golf Wolfpack Spring Open Raleigh, N.C. (Lonnie Poole Golf Course)
Apr 19
W Tennis Cleveland State Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 19 Valpo
M Track DePaul Invitational Chicago, Ill.
Apr 19
W Track DePaul Invitational Chicago, Ill.
Apr 19
Softball Oakland VU Softball Field
Apr 19, 12:00 p.m. Valpo
Baseball Valpo Milwaukee, Wis.
Apr 19, 1:00 p.m. Milwaukee
Softball Oakland VU Softball Field
Apr 19, 2:00 p.m. Valpo
M Tennis Cleveland State Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 19, 2:00 p.m. Valpo
M Golf Wolfpack Spring Open Raleigh, N.C. (Lonnie Poole Golf Course)
Apr 20
Baseball Kalamazoo Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 21, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
Baseball Ohio Northern Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 22, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
Softball Valpo Macomb, Ill.
Apr 22, 3:00 p.m. Western Illinois
Softball Valpo Macomb, Ill.
Apr 22, 5:00 p.m. Western Illinois
Softball Valpo Notre Dame, Ind.
Apr 24, 5:00 p.m. Notre Dame
M Tennis Valpo Ann Arbor, Mich.
Apr 25, 5:00 p.m. Horizon League Tournament
W Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 25
M Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 25
M Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 25
W Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 25
Baseball UIC Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 25, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
M Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 26
W Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 26
M Tennis Valpo Ann Arbor, Mich.
Apr 26 Horizon League Tournament
W Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 26
M Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 26
Baseball UIC Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 26, 12:00 p.m. Valpo
Softball Valpo Dayton, Ohio
Apr 26, 12:00 p.m. Wright State
Softball Valpo Dayton, Ohio
Apr 26, 2:00 p.m. Wright State