Valpo Swimming Competes in Butler Invitational Sunday
Sunday, January 26, 2020
Valpo Swimming Competes in Butler Invitational Sunday
Brian Daniels posted Valpo's top individual finish on the men's side Sunday.

The Valpo men’s and women’s swimming teams competed in their final away meet of the season at the Butler Invitational on Sunday in Fishers, Ind. Senior Paige Wright (Surprise, Ariz./Paradise Honors) had the top individual finish for the Brown and Gold, earning a fourth-place finish in the 200 free, and was one of three swimmers to pick up two top-10 finishes, joined by freshman Sophie Morelock (Milan, Mich./Milan) and sophomore Dominic May (Naperville, Ill./Naperville Central).

How It Happened

  • The women got off to a strong start, as the team of Wright, Mikayla DePover (Rock Island, Ill./Rock Island), Erica Martins (Hartland, Wis./Lake County Lutheran) and Morgan Markley (Bluffton, Ind./Norwell) placed sixth in the 200-medley relay with a time of 1:51.64.  
  • Morelock’s first top-10 came in the 1650 free, as she touched the wall in ninth place with a time of 18:32.24. Later in the meet, the freshman finished seventh in the 200-back, stopping the clock at 2:12.00.
  • Wright placed the highest in any event Sunday for a Valpo individual, recording a time of 1:58.39 in the 200-free to place fourth, while Markley finished eighth in the same event (1:59.58). Wright also finished sixth in the 500 free (5:14.13).
  • DePover recorded the second-best individual finish by a Valpo swimmer on Sunday, coming in fifth in the 100-breaststroke with a time of 1:08.79.
  • In the final event for the women, the team of Wright, Martins, Chiara Robinson (Castle Pines, Colo./Rock Canyon) and Markley touched the wall at 3:41.59 to record a fourth-place finish in the 400-free relay.
  • On the men’s side, freshman Brian Daniels (Brookfield, Wis./Brookfield East) recorded the first top-10 finish of the day, placing seventh in the 1650-free (17:03.64).
  • May followed up with an eighth-place finish in the 200 free (1:46.23), and added a 10th -place finish in the 100-free (48.63) later in the meet.
  • Gus Rytting (Houston, Texas/Lamar) put together a strong effort in the 100-breaststroke, coming home ninth with a time of 1:01.56.
  • The team of Derek Eidson (Ventura Calif./Ventura), Daniels, Austin Scheer (Indianapolis Ind./Bishop Chatard) and May closed out the day for the men in the 400-free relay, finishing 10th in the event and clocking a time of 3:19.64.  
  • The women posted a score of 199.5 points, while the men totaled 145 points.  

Up Next

The final competitive tune-up prior to conference meets comes next Saturday at the ARC pool as the Valpo women host Indiana State. The first event Saturday is slated for a 1 p.m. start.