Sivak Wins Three Events as Valpo Wraps up Dual Season
Sunday, February 8, 2009
Sivak Wins Three Events as Valpo Wraps up Dual Season
David Sivak won three events on Sunday. (Ray Acevedo)

Led by three victories by David Sivak (Hobart, Ind./Hobart H.S.), including a school record, Valparaiso won eight events on Sunday afternoon, and picked up its first win of the season, defeating IUPUI 138.5-132.5 in Indianapolis, Ind.

Sivak started his day in the 50 backstroke winning with a time of 25.12 seconds.  He also won the 100 free with a time of 47.29, another season’s best for a Valpo swimmer on the afternoon.  He capped the trifecta with a time of 4:42.17 in the 500 free, setting a new school mark.  He bettered Adam Jajtner’s (Port Washington, Wis./Port Washington H.S.) record of 4:44.52 set in 2007.  Jajtner finished second in the race with a time of 4:51.49.

Jajtner also posted the first win of the day in the 1000 freestyle with a 19-second triumph, touching the wall in 10:10.13, a season’s best by more than four seconds.

Victor Sikorski (Valparaiso, Ind./Wheeler H.S.) added a win in the 50 free by more than a second with a time of 21.78 seconds and was second behind Sivak in the 100 free, turning in a time of 50.09 seconds.

Ansel Hillmer (Tampa, Fla./Hillsborough H.S.) added a win for the Brown and Gold in the 50 butterfly with a time of 24.52 seconds.

Blake Edwards (Orange, Calif./Lutheran H.S. of Orange County) had a runner-up finish in the 200 free for the Crusaders with a time of 1:48.16 while Kyle Verage (Hubertus, Wis./Marquette H.S.) added a second place finish in the 200 individual medley with a time of 2:02.87.

Valpo closed the meet winning the 400 freestyle relay by more than four seconds as well as Jajtner, Sikorski, Edwards, and Sivak finished with a time of 3:14.66.

Valparaiso (1-10) will have several weeks off now before heading to Milwaukee, Wis. for the Horizon League Championships which will take place February 25-28.