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Crusaders Close Out Season with Three More Records at Horizon League Championships
David Sivak finished with seven school records at the championship. (Ray Acevedo)
David Sivak finished with seven school records at the championship. (Ray Acevedo)

Saturday, February 28, 2009

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.

David Sivak (Hobart, Ind./Hobart H.S.) was a part of seven total school records on the weekend, including three individual events and four relays.  His final record came on Saturday in the 100 freestyle where he posted a time of 45.86 seconds in the preliminary heat to better Tim Weidner’s 2002 mark of 46.33 seconds.  The 100 free also saw two other Crusaders finish in the top-10 all-time.  Victor Sikorski (Valparaiso, Ind./Wheeler H.S.) turned in a time of 47.71 seconds to rank seventh all-time while Blake Edwards (Orange, Calif./Lutheran H.S. of Orange County) moved into 10th all-time with a mark of 47.84 seconds.

Adam Jajtner (Port Washington, Wis./Port Washington H.S.) shattered his own school mark in the 1,650 freestyle for his third individual record of the competition as well.  His time of 16:14.96 was more than 11 seconds faster than his best last year of 16:26.58.  Jajtner, a senior, also was a member of a pair of school record relays this weekend.

Sivak and Jajtner teamed with Austin Hunter (La Crescent, Minn./La Crescent H.S.) and Sikorski to close the meet in record-setting fashion in the 400 free relay.  The team bettered the old mark of 3:11.09 by more than three-and-a-half seconds with a time of 3:07.54.

Ansel Hillmer (Tampa, Fla./Hillsborough H.S.) moved into second place all-time for the Brown and Gold in the 200 butterfly with a time of 1:55.88 on Saturday.  Meanwhile, Sivak swam the second fastest 100 breaststroke time ever in a time trial with a 58.42 second effort.

Hunter turned in the sixth fastest 200 backstroke of all-time, touching the wall in 1:59.86.  Trevor Trimpe (Connersville, Ind./Connersville H.S.) ranks eighth all-time in the 200 breaststroke after finishing in 2:16.71.

On the three-meter diving board, Kurtis Malone (Pekin, Ill./Pekin H.S.) placed 12th overall with a score of 183.70 points.

As a team, Valpo finished in sixth place with 183 points for the four-day meet.  UIC won the championship with 703 points followed by Wright State with 685 points.  Milwaukee was third with 647 points, with Cleveland State (612) and Green Bay (583) placing fourth and fifth respectively.

W Tennis Valpo 0 Chicago, Ill.
Apr 14 Chicago State 7
M Tennis Valpo 7 Homewood, Ill.
Apr 15 Chicago State 0
Baseball Valpo CCD
Apr 15 Toledo
M Track Cougar Invitational River Forest, Ill.
Apr 17 No Team Score
W Track Cougar Invitational River Forest, Ill.
Apr 17 No Team Score
Baseball Valpo 4 Milwaukee, Wis.
Apr 17 Milwaukee 0
M Tennis Youngstown State 1 Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 18 Valpo 6
Baseball Valpo 0 Milwaukee, Wis.
Apr 18 Milwaukee 3
Softball Oakland 3 VU Softball Field
Apr 18 Valpo 11
W Tennis Youngstown State 7 Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 18 Valpo 0
M Golf Wolfpack Spring Open Raleigh, N.C. (Lonnie Poole Golf Course)
Apr 19 CCD
M Track DePaul Invitational Chicago, Ill.
Apr 19 2nd/3 (191)
W Track DePaul Invitational Chicago, Ill.
Apr 19 3rd/5 (82)
W Tennis Cleveland State 7 Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 19 Valpo 0
Softball Oakland 1 VU Softball Field
Apr 19 Valpo 2
Baseball Valpo 0 Milwaukee, Wis.
Apr 19 Milwaukee 5
Softball Oakland 4 8 inn.
Apr 19 Valpo 2
M Tennis Cleveland State 5 Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 19 Valpo 2
M Golf Wolfpack Spring Open Raleigh, N.C. (Lonnie Poole Golf Course)
Apr 20 12th/15 (314)
Baseball Kalamazoo 3 Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 21 Valpo 10
Baseball Ohio Northern 2 Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 22 Valpo 1
Softball Valpo 3 Macomb, Ill.
Apr 22 Western Illinois 1
Softball Valpo 5 Macomb, Ill.
Apr 22 Western Illinois 4
Softball Valpo Notre Dame, Ind.
Apr 24, 5:00 p.m. #21/21 Notre Dame
W Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 25
M Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 25
M Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 25
W Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 25
M Tennis Valpo Ann Arbor, Mich.
Apr 25, 2:00 p.m. UIC
Baseball UIC Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 25, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
M Tennis Valpo Ann Arbor, Mich.
Apr 26, 3:00 p.m. Horizon League Tournament
M Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 26
W Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 26
W Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 26
M Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 26
Baseball UIC Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 26, 12:00 p.m. Valpo
Softball Valpo Dayton, Ohio
Apr 26, 12:00 p.m. Wright State
Softball Valpo Dayton, Ohio
Apr 26, 2:00 p.m. Wright State
M Tennis Valpo Ann Arbor, Mich.
Apr 27, 2:00 p.m. Horizon League Tournament
M Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 27
W Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 27
Softball Valpo Dayton, Ohio
Apr 27, 12:00 p.m. Wright State
Baseball UIC Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 27, 12:00 p.m. Valpo
Baseball Western Michigan Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 29, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
Softball IUPUI VU Softball Field
Apr 29, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
Softball IUPUI VU Softball Field
Apr 29, 5:00 p.m. Valpo
Baseball Chicago State Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 30, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
Softball Valpo Bloomington, Ind.
Apr 30, 3:00 p.m. Indiana (resumption of suspended game)
Softball Valpo Bloomington, Ind.
Apr 30, 4:00 p.m. Indiana
W Track Horizon League Outdoor Championships Youngstown, Ohio
May 2
M Track Horizon League Outdoor Championships Youngstown, Ohio
May 2
Baseball Oakland Emory G. Bauer Field
May 2, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
M Track Horizon League Outdoor Championships Youngstown, Ohio
May 3
W Track Horizon League Outdoor Championships Youngstown, Ohio
May 3
Baseball Oakland Emory G. Bauer Field
May 3, 12:00 p.m. Valpo
Softball Valpo Green Bay, Wis.
May 3, 1:00 p.m. Green Bay
Softball Valpo Green Bay, Wis.
May 3, 3:00 p.m. Green Bay
W Track Horizon League Outdoor Championships Youngstown, Ohio
May 4
M Track Horizon League Outdoor Championships Youngstown, Ohio
May 4
Softball Valpo Green Bay, Wis.
May 4, 12:00 p.m. Green Bay
Baseball Oakland Emory G. Bauer Field
May 4, 12:00 p.m. Valpo