Castro Diaz Leads Crusaders Against IUPUI
Friday, November 9, 2012
Castro Diaz Leads Crusaders Against IUPUI
Gonzalo Castro Diaz led Valpo on Friday. (Kevin Fedde)

Freshman Gonzalo Castro Diaz (Mexico City, Mexico) moved into Valparaiso’s all-time top-ten in a pair of events on Friday evening as the Crusader men’s swimming team fell 145-59 to IUPUI in Indianapolis, Ind.

Castro Diaz moved up the charts in the 200 individual medley, swimming to a second-place finish with a time of 1:58.53, the fourth-fastest time in the event in Crusader history.  The rookie then won the 100 butterfly with a time of 54.37 seconds, moving into tenth all-time at Valpo in the event.

Sophomore Kyle Braun (McHenry, Ill./West) also earned an event win on Friday, taking top honors in the 50 freestyle with a time of 22.79 seconds.  Braun picked up a second-place finish as well with a time of 49.97 seconds in the 100 free.

Freshman Frederick Jenny (New Albany, Ohio/New Albany) paced the Crusaders in three events against the Jaguars, finishing third in the 200 free (1:49.28), 500 free (5:01.27) and 100 breaststroke (1:01.92).  Freshman Alec Domjan (Jackson, Mo./Notre Dame Regional) touched the wall second in the 1000 free with a time of 11:22.08, while sophomore Matt King (Clinton, Ill./Clinton) finished the 100 backstroke in 56.54 seconds, good for third place.

Valparaiso continues its 2012-2013 season on Saturday at Lewis University, slated for a 1 p.m. start.