2016-17 Men's Swimming
Christopher Bean IM
Robert Bretl Free
Hunter Brown Free
Karsten Cook Free/Fly/Back
Grant Girten Back/Free
Harrison Jenny Free/Back
Brendon Johnson Back/IM
Cody Jones Free
Dylan Kirar Free/IM
Ethan Leach Free/Back
Ryan Manderfield Free
Joseph North Free/Fly
Dylan Ogle Fly/Free
Max Penn Breast/Back/Free
Arman Salim Fly/Free
Austin Scheer Free
Spenser Shaffer Free/Back
Mac Sogandares Free/Breast
Peyton Stambeck
Eric Villasenor Free
Jacob Villasenor Free/Back
Zach Zernechel IM/Fly
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Zach Zernechel

Zach Zernechel

Events IM/Fly
Yr. Sr.
Hometown Rockford, Ill.
High School (Prev. School) Hononegah

2015-16: Swam a number of different strokes for the Crusaders as a junior ... improved upon his seventh-best time in program history in the 200 fly, touching the wall in 1:56.63 ... posted other top times of 1:54.55 in the 200 free, 5:01.56 in the 500 free, 54.11 in the 100 fly, 1:08.26 in the 100 breaststroke, 2:27.46 in the 200 breaststroke, 2:09.12 in the 200 IM and 4:20.41 in the 400 IM ... ranked third on the team in both the 200 fly and the 400 IM.

2014-15: Competed in every stroke for Valpo over the course of his sophomore campaign ... posted top times of 4:56.77 in the 500 free, 10:33.90 in the 1000 free, 17:38.33 in the 1650 free, 24.99 in the 50 fly, 56.47 in the 100 fly, 1:57.99 in the 200 fly, 2:09.83 in the 200 back, 1:01.78 in the 100 breaststroke, 2:24.52 in the 200 breaststroke, 2:04.88 in the 200 IM and 4:14.67 in the 400 IM ... ranked second on the team in the 500 and 1000 frees and the 400 IM, as well as second in the 200 IM and 1650 free ... moved into fifth place all-time at Valpo in the 400 IM and seventh in the 200 fly ... placed 16th at Horizon League Championships in the 400 IM.

2013-14: Stopped the clock at 2:07.88 in the 200 IM versus Cleveland State (Feb. 7)...led the Crusaders in the 400 IM at the Calvin College Invitational (Dec. 6) with a time of 4:32.06.

Prep: State qualifier junior and senior year...member of the honor roll.

Personal: Son of Pamela and Craig Zernechel ... major is electrical engineering.