Valparaiso closed out the 2009 season in record-setting fashion on Saturday evening, setting three more new school marks to bring the total number of new records set over the weekend to 11 at the Horizon League Swimming and Diving Championships held in Brown Deer, Wis.
Valparaiso continued its assault on the school record books on Friday, setting two more team marks on day three of the Horizon League Swimming and Diving Championships held in Brown Deer, Wis. The Crusaders have now set eight new school marks with one day of competition to go.
After setting a school record in three events on the opening night of competition, Valparaiso returned to the water on Thursday to break three more school marks at the Horizon League Swimming and Diving Championships held in Brown Deer, Wis.
Valparaiso's men started the Horizon League Swimming and Diving Championships in record-setting fashion on Wednesday evening, setting a new school mark in all three events contested in Brown Deer, Wis. The Crusaders sit in sixth place after day one of the four day championships.
One of the most accomplished swimmers ever to take to the water at Valparaiso University, Tim Weidner holds five school records, including three individual events and, on February 28, he will be inducted into the Valparaiso University Athletics Hall of Fame.
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.
Valparaiso won six events for the second straight day on Saturday afternoon, but was unable to break through with a victory as the Crusaders dropped a 177.5-101.5 meet against Eastern Illinois finishing their weekend road trip in Charleston, Ill.
Despite six event victories, including three by Kyle Verage (Hubertus, Wis./Marquette H.S.), Valparaiso was not quite able to upend Western Illinois on Friday evening, falling to the Leathernecks 139-99 on Friday evening in Macomb, Ill.
Taking to the water for the final time before finals and the holiday break, Valparaiso dropped a 176-83 decision to the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay on Thursday evening at the Athletics-Recreation Center pool.
Six event victories, including three by David Sivak (Hobart, Ind./Hobart H.S.) were not quite enough for the Valparaiso men as the Crusaders dropped a home meet to Milwaukee 128.5-85.5 on Saturday afternoon at the Athletics-Recreation Center pool.
David Sivak (Hobart, Ind./Hobart H.S.) won two events and VictorSikorski (Valparaiso, Ind./Wheeler H.S.) added another victory as Valparaiso opened the 2008-2009 swimming and diving season on Sunday afternoon with a double-dual meet in Fishers, Ind. The Crusaders dropped a close 131-104 decision to Evansville and fell to Saint Louis 150-82.
As the 2008-2009 men’s swimming and diving season opens, change is evident at Valparaiso University as the Crusaders get ready to dive into the pool. First year head coach Howard Hunte takes over the Brown and Gold program that finished in sixth place in the Horizon League one year ago.