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Castro Diaz, Cripe Claim Two Events Each at IUPUI Invitational
Sophomore Gonzalo Castro Diaz turned in a 1:58.75 time in the 200-yard IM Friday.
Sophomore Gonzalo Castro Diaz turned in a 1:58.75 time in the 200-yard IM Friday.

Friday, November 08, 2013

Sophomore Gonzalo Castro Diaz (Mexico City, Mexico) and junior Marley Cripe (Noblesville, Ind./Noblesville [Liberty]) notched two first-place finished at the IUPUI Invitational Friday, but the Jaguars scored team victories on both sides. IUPUI defeated Valpo 150-106 and 165-97 in the men's and women's competition, respectively.

On the women's side, senior Andrea Bretl (Wauwatosa, Wis./West) placed third in the 1000-yard freestyle with a time of 11:14.89. Freshman Rachel Law (Wayne, Pa./Villa Maria Academy) hit the wall at 11:38.20 for fifth place.

Sophomore Ciara Lightner (Dixon, Ill./Dixon) turned in a 1:03.96 finish in the 100-yard backstroke which earned her fourth place. Freshman Emily Trimpe (New Palestine, Ind./New Palestine) edged out Butler's Amanda Wagner by .31 seconds in the 100-yard breaststroke to earn second place.

Flavia Segatto (Pembroke Pines, Fla./Charleow Flanigan) came away victorious in the 200-yard butterfly. The junior was the first to hit the wall with a finish of 2:13.22. Segatto later claimed third-placei in the 500-yard freestyle thanks to a 5:23.47 result.

Cripe recorded two first-place finishes in Friday night's meet. She notched a first-place finish with a 24.25 time in the 50-yard freestyle before stopping the clock at 59.47 in the 100-yard buttefly. Cripe was the only swimmer in that race to finish in under a minute.

Senior Katrina Peters (Crystal Lake, Ill./Central) secured a podium finish in the 200-yard breaststroke.

The 200-yard IM produced a photo finish. Senior Ali Taubert (Bloomington, Ill./University) and Butler's Hailey Jensen headed down the stretch in a dead heat. But it was Jensen who touched the wall at 2:23.30, a mere 0.16 seconds ahead of Taubert's finish at 2:23.46.

The women's 400-yard freestyle relay netted a team victory for the Crusaders. The quartet of Cripe, Trimpe, Lightner, and Bretl beat out Butler's A team 3:49.16 to 3:50.69.

For the men, freshman Brian Wasicak (Des Plaines, Ill./Maine West) touted a second-place finish in the 1000-yard freestyle with a 10:09.53 time. Junior Matt King (Clinton, Ill./Clinton) and Tim Mitchell (Lakeville, Minn,/North) turned in 3rd and 4th place results respectively in the 100-yard backstroke. Mitchell later received a third-place result with a 2:08.05 time in the 200-yard breaststroke.

Sophomore Frederick Jenny (New Albany, Ohio/New Albany) was the winner of the 100-yard breaststroke. Jenny stopped the clock at 59.65, just ahead of IUPUI's Ben Weingart and his 59.82 time.

Castro Diaz earned his first of two wins in the 200-yard butterfly thanks to a 1:57.91 time, more than three full seconds ahead of the second-place finisher. His second victory came by a much wider margin when the sophomore stopped the clock at 1:58.75 in the 200-yard IM.

Senior Tate Wegehaupt (Tigard, Ore./Tigard) blew away the field in the 200-yard breaststroke, finishing nearly seven seconds ahead of the second-place finisher. His 2:10.26 result granted the Crusaders valuable points.

Just as the women's squad did, the men's 400-yard freestyle relay finished in style. Wegehaupt, King, Kyle Braun (McHenry, Ill./West) and Jenny turned in a first-place finish thanks to a 3:16.62 time.

The Crusaders return to action Saturday afternoon at the ARC. Both the men and women's teams will battle the Lewis University Flyers at 1:00 pm in a dual meet.

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