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Crusader Men Continue Season at Woehnker Invitational
Gonzalo Castro Diaz picked up three top-eights this weekend. (Kevin Fedde)
Gonzalo Castro Diaz picked up three top-eights this weekend. (Kevin Fedde)

Saturday, November 17, 2012

The Valparaiso men’s swimming and diving team continued its 2012-2013 campaign this weekend at the two-day Woehnker Invitational in Crawfordsville, Ind., hosted by Wabash, finishing in sixth place.

The Crusaders totaled 207 points over the two-day event to finish in sixth place.  The University of Indianapolis won the team title with 681 points.

Valpo’s results at the meet were highlighted by an event victory from freshman Frederick Jenny (New Albany, Ohio/New Albany).  Jenny touched the wall first in the 200 breaststroke with a time of 2:15.44, one of two podium finishes from the rookie at the meet.  Jenny also moved into Valpo’s all-time top-ten in the 100 breaststroke, placing third with a time of 1:00.16, eighth-fastest in Crusader history, while also leading the Crusader contingent in the 200 free with a time of 1:51.88.

Fellow freshman Gonzalo Castro Diaz (Mexico City, Mexico) picked up a trio of top-eight finishes over the course of the two-day event.  Castro Diaz swam to a fourth-place finish in the 400 individual medley, posting a time of 4:18.34.  The freshman also finished fifth in the 200 butterfly (2:02.53) and eighth in the 100 fly (53.84).

Other Crusaders to pick up top-ten finishes in Crawfordsville this weekend included freshman Atolo Tuinukuafe (Ann Arbor, Mich./Huron) and sophomore Matt King (Clinton, Ill./Clinton).  Tuinukuafe finished eighth in the 200 breaststroke (2:25.58) and ninth in the 100 breaststroke (1:04.83), while King swam to a tenth-place finish in the 100 backstroke (57.63).

King also led all Crusader swimmers in the 50 free and 200 backstroke with times of 23.44 and 2:05.98, respectively.  Also leading Valpo over the two-day meet was freshman Cody Jones (Wheatfield, Ind./Kankakee Valley) in the 1650 free with a time of 18:49.91, sophomore Kyle Braun (McHenry, Ill./West) in the 100 free with a time of 49.82 seconds, sophomore Fernando Aguilar (San Salvador, El Salvador/Colegio Internacional de San Salvador) in the 500 free with a time of 5:16.00 and sophomore James Christenson (Noblesville, Ind./Noblesville) in the 200 individual medley with a time of 2:14.22.

Valpo’s 200 medley relay squad of King, Jenny, Castro Diaz and Braun touched the wall in sixth place with a time of 1:39.49.  The 800 free relay, comprised of Castro Diaz, Jenny, Braun and Aguilar, covered the distance in 7:28.00, good for seventh place, while the quartet of King, Aguilar, freshman Jhonathan Roeder (Newburgh, Ind./Castle) and sophomore William Mathe (Wauconda, Ill./Carmel) placed ninth in the 200 free relay with a time of 1:33.93.

Valparaiso returns to the pool next at the Calvin Winter Invitational in Grand Rapids, Mich.  The three-day meet kicks off on Thursday, Nov. 29.

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