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Crusaders Fall to Xavier in Dual Action
Saturday, October 18, 2008
Despite winning four individual events, the Valparaiso men’s swimming and diving team dropped its home opener to Xavier (Ohio) 94-51 on Friday evening at the Athletics-Recreation Center pool.
Adam Jajtner (Port Washington, Wis./Port Washington H.S.) won the first individual race of the day with a 16-second triumph in the 1000 freestyle. The senior finished with a time of 10:27.33. He also finished second in the 500 free with a time of 5:05.63.
Victor Sikorski (Valparaiso, Ind./Wheeler H.S.) also posted a win in a freestyle event, winning the 50 free by nearly a second with a time of 21.53 seconds.
David Sivak (Hobart, Ind./Hobart H.S.) added a win in the 200 breaststroke by the tightest margin of the day, just .03 seconds over the Musketeers with a time of 2:18.13. Sivak also finished runner-up in the 200 free with a time of 1:49.76.
Kurtis Malone (Pekin, Ill./Pekin H.S.) posted a win on the one-meter diving board with a score of 236.50.
Ansel Hillmer (Tampa, Fla./Hillsborough H.S.) earned a second place finish in the 200 butterfly with a time of 2:07.23. He also finished second in the 100 fly touching the wall in 55.66 seconds.
Valparaiso (0-3) will have nearly a month off before returning to the water on November 15 in Dayton, Ohio for a 1 p.m. CST meet against Wright State.