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Sivak Posts Two Top-13 Finishes on Day Three at League Championships
Russell Deghi posted the eighth fastest mark in school history in the 100 back. (Ray Acevedo)
Russell Deghi posted the eighth fastest mark in school history in the 100 back. (Ray Acevedo)

Friday, February 25, 2011

David Sivak (Hobart, Ind./Hobart H.S.) advanced to the finals in a pair of events on Friday, to lead Valparaiso on the third day of the Horizon League Championships, which are taking place at the Busbey Natatorium in Cleveland, Ohio.

As a team the Crusaders remain in sixth place with 88 points while UIC leads the way with 538 points, just one-half point ahead of Milwaukee (537.5).  Cleveland State (470.5) is third followed by Wright State (348), Green Bay (299), and Valpo.

Sivak started his day with the second fastest time in school history in the 100 butterfly.  Sivak qualified 14th with a time of 51.44 seconds, then improved his placing in the evening finals with a time of 51.75 seconds, finishing 13th overall.  The senior then added a 12th place finish in the 100 backstroke with his finals time of 52.86 seconds.  Sivak qualified 13th in the event with a morning time of 52.90 seconds.

The Brown and Gold added a sixth place effort in the 800 freestyle relay.  Trevor Trimpe (New Palestine, Ind./Connersville H.S.), Kevin Fedde (Fort Collins, Colo./Heritage Christian H.S.), Guillermo Aguilar (San Salvador, El Salvador/Colegio Internacional de San Salvador H.S.), and Thomas Patrick (Hartland, Wis./Arrowhead H.S.) posted a time of 7:24.59.

Russell Deghi (Sebestopol, Calif./Analy H.S.) tied for the eighth best mark all-time at Valpo in the 100 back with his preliminary time of 54.74 seconds, but failed to advance to the finals.  Alex Cox (Tinley Park, Ill./Lincoln-Way North H.S.) also had a personal best in the 100 back with his time of 57.56 seconds.

Trimpe posted the school’s ninth fastest mark ever in the 100 breaststroke during qualifying with a time of 1:00.53, finishing 17th, missing the final spot in the B final by just 0.18 seconds.  Travis Simmons (Angola, Ind./Angola H.S.) added a collegiate best mark of 1:02.12, finishing one spot behind Trimpe.  Ryan Burling (Morris, Ill./Morris Community H.S.) and Toshko Ganzorigt (Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia/Orcholon H.S.) both added person bests in the event as well with times of 1:03.30 and 1:08.79 respectively.

Fedde added a collegiate best time of 54.71 seconds in the 100 fly, but did not qualify for the finals.  Chris Rudolf (Middletown, Ohio/Bishop Fenwick H.S.) bettered his previous time by approximately 2.5 seconds in the event with a time of 55.52 seconds as did Ian Jones (Lexington, Ohio/Lexington H.S.), who posted a time of 57.50 seconds.

Patrick led the way for Valpo in the 200 freestyle with a career best mark of 1:52.49 while Steve Booth (Saint Joseph, Mich./Saint Joseph H.S.) added his personal best by three seconds in an exhibition swim in the  event with his time of 1:54.30.

Alex Harris (Columbus, Ind./North H.S.) was Valpo’s lone entry in the 400 individual medley, posting a time of 4:42.14.

Valparaiso will wrap up the 2010-2011 season on Saturday on the final day of the league championships.  The preliminary heats begin at 9 a.m. CST with the finals slated to commence at 4:30 p.m. CST.

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