Crusaders Wrap Up Horizon League Championships
Ryan Burling finished 15th in the 200 breast. (Ray Acevedo)
Crusaders Wrap Up Horizon League Championships
Saturday, February 27, 2010

The 2009-2010 swimming and diving season came to a close for Valparaiso on Saturday at the Horizon League Championships held at Flames Natatorium in Chicago, Ill.

Valpo finished the championships in sixth place with 141 points while Milwaukee was crowned team champion with 733 points.  Cleveland State was second (675) followed by UIC (671.5), Wright State (646.5), and Green Bay (551).

The 200 breaststroke saw three Crusaders in the B Final on Saturday night.  Trevor Trimpe (New Palestine, Ind./Connersville H.S.) finished 14th overall with the fifth fastest mark in school history in the event, touching the wall in 2:14.66.  Ryan Burling (Morris, Ill./Morris Community H.S.) was 15th with a time of 2:24.98 while Toshko Ganzorigt (Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia/Orchlon H.S.) also scored for Valpo with a 16th place effort.

David Sivak (Hobart, Ind./Hobart H.S.) added the second fastest time ever for the 200 butterfly in school history in the morning preliminaries.  He finished with a time of 1:55.75, just 0.22 seconds shy of the school record.

Kevin Fedde (Fort Collins, Colo./Heritage Christian H.S.) and Steve Booth (Saint Joseph, Mich./Saint Joseph H.S.) both found the scoreboard in the mile for the Brown and Gold.  Fedde finished 15th with a time of 16:59.77 fourth quickest ever at Valpo while Booth was one place behind him.

Blake Edwards (Orange, Calif./Lutheran H.S. of Orange County) posted the top Crusader time in the morning prelims in the 100 free with a mark of 48.58 seconds, but was not able to qualify for finals.

Valpo concluded the meet with a sixth place finish in the 400 free relay.  The team of Edwards, Austin Hunter (La Crescent, Minn./La Crescent H.S.), Fedde, and Sivak touched the wall in 3:11.42.