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Valpo Continues to Post Top Times at Horizon League Championships
Trevor Trimpe posted the second fastest 500 freestyle time in school history. (Ray Acevedo)
Trevor Trimpe posted the second fastest 500 freestyle time in school history. (Ray Acevedo)

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Valparaiso remained in sixth place after Thursday at the midway point of the Horizon League Championships held at the Walter Schroeder Aquatic Center in Brown Deer, Wis.

The Crusaders have scored 86 points through eight events and trail fifth place Green Bay by 41 points.  Milwaukee leads the way with 341 points followed by UIC (289.5 points) and Cleveland State (286.5 points).  Wright State is fourth with 179 points.

Trevor Trimpe (New Palestine, Ind./Connersville H.S.) led the way for the Brown and Gold turning in the second fastest 500 freestyle time in school history.  The senior touched the wall in 4:42.13 to place 14th overall.  He moved up two spots in the finals after qualifying in the 16th and final spot.

Kyle Braun (McHenry, Ill./West H.S.) also scored for the Crusaders on Thursday, finishing 15th in the 50 free.  The freshman turned in a finals time of 21.45 seconds, the fourth quickest in Valparaiso history.

Valpo also scored points in the 400 medley relay.  The team of Austin Hunter (La Crescent, Minn./La Crescent H.S.), Trimpe, Kevin Fedde (Fort Collins, Colo./Heritage Christian H.S.), and Braun posted a time of 3:34.01, the fourth fastest in Crusader history.

Earlier in the day, seven other Crusaders posted either season or collegiate best marks in the 500 freestyle.  Fedde and Guillermo Aguilar (San Salvador, El Salvador/Colegio Internacional de San Salvador H.S.) posted their best marks of 2011-2012 with times of 4:57.27 and 5:03.53 respectively while Steve Booth (Saint Joseph, Mich./Saint Joseph H.S.) touched the wall in a career best time of 5:05.00.  Thomas Patrick (Hartland, Wis./Arrowhead H.S.) also turned in his best time as a Crusader, finishing 0.79 seconds behind Booth while Fernando Aguilar (San Salvador, El Salvador/Colegio Internacional de San Salvador H.S.) posted his collegiate best time of 5:06.40.  Zach Christenson (Noblesville, Ind./Noblesville H.S.) and Ian Jones (Lexington, Ohio/Lexington H.S.) each had their career best times of 5:15.16 and 5:32.82 respectively.

In the 200 individual medley, Patrick Sandness (Seneca, Ill./Seneca H.S.), Valpo’s lone entrant, added his best time as a collegian with a mark of 2:08.44. 

Valpo also had five more season or collegiate bests turned in on Thursday in the 50 free prelims.  Russell Deghi (Sebestopol, Calif./Analy H.S.) had his best mark of the year with a time of 22.27 seconds while Phil May (Noblesville, Ind./Noblesville H.S.) posted a personal best of 22.51 seconds.  William Mathe (Wauconda, Ill./Carmel H.S.) and Matt King (Clinton, Ill./Clinton H.S.) added their career best marks, finishing within 0.07 seconds of one another at 22.70 and 22.77 seconds respectively while Steven Parker (Fairborn, Ohio/Fairborn H.S.) added his collegiate best with a time of 25.69 seconds.

Having now reached the midway point of the championships, Valparaiso will return to the water on Friday for day three of the four day meet.  Competition will begin at 10:30 a.m. with prelims with the night’s finals slated for 6:30 p.m.

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 Track DePaul Invitational Chicago, Ill.
Apr 19 2nd/3 (191)
W Track DePaul Invitational Chicago, Ill.
Apr 19 3rd/5 (82)
M Golf Wolfpack Spring Open Raleigh, N.C. (Lonnie Poole Golf Course)
Apr 19 CCD
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 2 Notre Dame, Ind.
Apr 24 #21/21 Notre Dame 7
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
W Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 25
M Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
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
W Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 26
M Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 26
W Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
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
W Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 27
M Tennis Valpo Ann Arbor, Mich.
Apr 27 Horizon League Tournament
M 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