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Trevor Trimpe posted the fourth fastest 200 breaststroke time of all-time on Saturday. (Ray Acevedo)
Trevor Trimpe posted the fourth fastest 200 breaststroke time of all-time on Saturday. (Ray Acevedo)

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Valparaiso’s men’s swim team finished in sixth place to conclude the Horizon League Championships on Saturday at Busbey Natatorium in Cleveland, Ohio, wrapping up the 2010-2011 season.

The Crusaders scored 117 points over the course of the four-day meet.  Milwaukee edged out UIC 820-793 for the team title with Cleveland State finishing third with 696 points.  Wright State (491) was fourth while Green Bay finished fifth (481).

Valpo finished the meet with a sixth place effort in the 400 freestyle relay.  David Sivak (Hobart, Ind./Hobart H.S.), Trevor Trimpe (New Palestine, Ind./Connersville H.S.), Alex Cox (Tinley Park, Ill./Lincoln-Way North H.S.), and Russell Deghi (Sebestopol, Calif./Analy H.S.) posted a time season’s best time of 3:14.25.  For Sivak, he was one of two Crusaders who closed their collegiate careers on Saturday.

Trimpe moved into fourth place on the all-time list with his 16th place finish in the finals of the 200 breaststroke turning in a time of 2:12.83.  Toshko Ganzorigt (Ulaanbatar, Mongolia/Orchlon H.S.), another senior closing his career, had a collegiate best time of 2:31.14.  Travis Simmons (Angola, Ind./Angola H.S.) swam the event as an exhibition and earned a collegiate best time of 2:22.19.

In the 100 freestyle, Deghi posted the 10th fastest mark in Valpo history with his 18th place finish overall, turning in a time of 48.21 seconds.  Cox and Chris Rudolf (Middletown, Ohio/Bishop Fenwick H.S.) added collegiate best times in the event touching the wall in 50.34 and 50.92 seconds respectively.  Thomas Patrick (Hartland, Wis./Arrowhead H.S.) had a season’s best mark of 51.56 seconds while Ryan Burling (Morris, Ill./Morris Community H.S.) posted a career time of 51.82 seconds.  Simmons and Ian Jones (Lexington, Ohio/Lexington H.S.) added a pair of personal bests as well at 52.39 and 54.06 seconds respectively, giving Valpo seven swimmers in the event with personal best marks.

Steve Booth (Saint Joseph, Mich./Saint Joseph H.S.) earned a 16th place finish as the Crusaders’ lone competitor in the mile with a season’s best time of 18:17.00.  Kevin Fedde (Fort Collins, Colo./Heritage Christian H.S.) did the same in the 200 backstroke with his career best time of 2:01.73 in the finals to place 16th overall.

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 2 Notre Dame, Ind.
Apr 24 #21/21 Notre Dame 7
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