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Valpo Women Finish Sixth at Coers Invite
Brittany  Bencur was a part of the 200 medley relay. (Ray Acevedo)
Brittany Bencur was a part of the 200 medley relay. (Ray Acevedo)

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Valparaiso’s women’s swim team wrapped up the two-day Coers Invitational with a sixth place finish on Saturday afternoon at the Lewellan Aquatic Center in Muncie, Ind.

The Crusaders scored 110 points over the two days of competition.  Host Ball State won the meet with 734 points, followed by Marshall (550), Grand Valley State (399), and Findlay (185).  Lewis was fifth with 125 points, just 15 ahead of the Brown and Gold.

Flavia Segatto (Pembroke Pines, Fla./Charleow Flanigan H.S.) earned the day’s top finish for Valpo, finishing seventh in the mile.  The freshman turned in a time of 18:21.83, the sixth best mark in school history.  She also had the team’s top mark in the 200 butterfly, finishing with a time of 2:15.57.

Natalie Jarrett (Lebanon, Ind./Western Boone H.S.) added another top-10 finish for the Crusaders, finishing ninth in the 100 breaststroke with a time of 1:11.10.  She also posted the top 200 back time of the day for the team, placing 11th with a time of 2:16.73.

Lauren Knop (Geneva, Ill./Geneva H.S.) placed 14th in the 100 backstroke with a time of 1:03.93.  She also had the school’s best 100 free time, touching the wall in 58.16 seconds.

Alex Caruthers (Hilliard, Ohio/Hilliard H.S.) added a 14th place effort in the 200 breaststroke, finishing with a time of 2:41. 54.

Justine Barnes (Rochester Hills, Mich./Adams H.S.) posted the best time in the 100 butterfly with a mark of 1:05.24 while Andrea Bretl (Wauwatosa, Wis./West H.S.) added the team’s best effort in the 200 freestyle with her time of 2:08.57.

Valpo finished the meet with a fifth place effort in the 400 freestyle relay.  The team of Ali Taubert (Bloomington, Ill./University H.S.), Segatto, Knop, and Jarrett turned in a time of 3:52.23.  The 800 free relay team of Taubert, Caruthers, Bretl, and Segatto finished sixth with a time of 8:28.28.  The Crusaders also opened the day with a sixth place finish in the 200 medley relay.  The team of Knop, Jarrett, Segatto, and Brittany Bencur (Dyer, Ind./Lake Central H.S.) posted a time of 1:58.54.

Valparaiso will return to the water Dec. 1-3 at the Calvin Invitational.  The three-day meet in Grand Rapids, Mich. begins at 5 p.m. CST on Thursday night.

W Golf Crusader/Jaguar Challenge Valparaiso, Ind. (The Course at Aberdeen)
Apr 13 2nd/6 (657); 5th/6 (692)
M Golf Bluegrass Invitational Lexington, Ky. (University Club Big Blue Course)
Apr 13 t-6th/13 (895)
Softball Cleveland State 6 8 inn.
Apr 13 Valpo 7
W Tennis Valpo 1 Rochester, Mich.
Apr 13 Oakland 6
M Tennis Valpo 1 Notre Dame, Ind.
Apr 13 #12 Notre Dame 6
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 Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 25
M 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
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
W 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
W Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 27
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