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Several Crusaders Reach Finals Friday at League Championships
Kyle Braun posted Valpo's best finish of the day, 13th, in the 200 freestyle. (Ray Acevedo)
Kyle Braun posted Valpo's best finish of the day, 13th, in the 200 freestyle. (Ray Acevedo)

Friday, February 24, 2012

Four individuals returned for the evening finals on Friday as Valparaiso continued to turn in top times at the Horizon League Swimming and Diving Championships held at the Walter Schroeder Aquatic Center in Brown Deer, Wis.

Kyle Braun (McHenry, Ill./West H.S.) led a trio of Crusaders in the final of the 200 freestyle on day three of competition.  The freshman finished 13th overall with a time of 1:48.50 in the finals after posting a collegiate best time of 1:47.36 in the morning preliminary heat.  Fernando Aguilar (San Salvador, El Salvador/Colegio Internacional de San Salvador H.S.) was one place behind Braun with a career best time of 1:48.71.  Thomas Patrick (Hartland, Wis./Arrowhead H.S.) completed the scoring for the Brown and Gold in the event finishing 16th with a personal best time of 1:50.93.

Matt King (Clinton, Ill./Clinton H.S.) added a 16th place effort in the 100 backstroke with a finals time of 54.72 seconds.  He performed even better in the morning session posting the sixth fastest mark ever at Valpo, 54.22 seconds.  Russell Deghi (Sebestopol, Calif./Analy H.S.) added a career best in the event as well finishing in 56.36 seconds.

Trevor Trimpe (New Palestine, Ind./Connersville H.S.) just missed out of the finals in the 100 breaststroke but still had a solid showing.  He touched the wall in 59.67 seconds, fifth fastest in Valparaiso history.  Patrick Sandness (Seneca, Ill./Seneca H.S.) added a personal best in the event with a time of 1:05.11.  Steven Parker (Fairborn, Ohio/Fairborn H.S.) and William Mathe (Wauconda, Ill./Carmel H.S.) added collegiate bests as well with marks of 1:06.85 and 1:07.47 respectively.

Austin Hunter (La Crescent, Minn./La Crescent H.s.) also just missed out on the evening finals, but posted the fifth best 100 butterfly time ever at Valpo.  He touched the wall in 52.99 seconds.  Guillermo Aguilar (San Salvador, El Salvador/Colegio Internacional de San Salvador H.S.) added the 10th quickest mark ever in the event at 54.18 seconds while Kevin Fedde (Fort Collins, Colo./Heritage Christian H.S.) added a season’s best time in the 100 fly finishing in 55.00 seconds.

The Crusaders finished the night with a sixth place showing in the 800 freestyle relay.  The team of Trimpe, Fedde, Fernando Aguilar, and Patrick posted a time of 7:13.82.  Trimpe’s lead off leg of 1:45.52 marked the sixth best 200 free time in school history.

Valparaiso will wrap up the 2011-2012 season on Saturday with the final day of competition.  Preliminary heats begin at 10:30 a.m. with finals commencing at 6:30 p.m.

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