Monday, March 03, 2014
Men's swimming senior Tate Wegehaupt (Tigard, Ore./Tigard) and women's track and field junior Jazmin Taylor (Rock Island, Ill./Rock Island) have been named the Valparaiso athletic department's Athletes of the Month for the month of February.
Wegehaupt kicked off his final month of competition by winning the 100 breaststroke at home on Senior Day against Cleveland State, while also adding a second-place finish in the 50 free. He then posted a pair of top-11 finishes in the 100 and 200 breaststrokes at the Horizon League Championships, breaking the Crusaders' program record in the 200 breast in the process with a time of 2:03.75.
Taylor continued to excel in the high jump throughout the month of February. She began the month by winning the event, recording a height of 5'3 1/4" at the Windy City Invitational. Then, at Purdue's Fred Wilt Invitational, the junior broke her own program record by clearing 5'6" in a winning effort, an effort that earned her Horizon League Field Athlete of the Week accolades. Taylor then posted a mark of 5'5" to cap the month with a second-place finish at the GVSU Tune-Up.
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