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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 Golf IPFW Spring Invitational Fort Wayne, Ind. (Chestnut Hills G.C.)
Apr 7 9th/12 (642)
Softball Northern Illinois 6 VU Softball Field
Apr 8 Valpo 8
Baseball Valpo 5 Evanston, Ill.
Apr 8 Northwestern 12
Softball Northern Illinois 3 8 inn.
Apr 8 Valpo 4
M Track Chicagoland Championships Romeoville, Ill.
Apr 11 5th/17 (20)
W Track Chicagoland Championships Romeoville, Ill.
Apr 11 9th/18 (12)
M Tennis Valpo 5 Detroit, Mich.
Apr 11 Detroit 2
Baseball Youngstown State 7 Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 11 Valpo 10
W Track Chicagoland Championships Romeoville, Ill.
Apr 12 6th/20 (60.50)
M Track Chicagoland Championships Romeoville, Ill.
Apr 12 6th/20 (48)
M Golf Bluegrass Invitational Lexington, Ky. (University Club Big Blue Course)
Apr 12 t-7th/13 (588)
W Golf Crusader/Jaguar Challenge Valparaiso, Ind. (The Course at Aberdeen)
Apr 12 3rd/6 (335); 4th/6 (350)
M Soccer St. Joseph's College Eastgate Field
Apr 12, 10:00 a.m. Valpo
Baseball Youngstown State 1 Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 12, 10:00 a.m. Valpo 13
Softball Cleveland State 3 VU Softball Field
Apr 12, 10:00 a.m. Valpo 2
Volleyball Western Michigan/Butler/Eastern Michigan ARC
Apr 12, 1:45 p.m. Valpo
Softball Cleveland State 4 VU Softball Field
Apr 12, 1:45 p.m. Valpo 6
Baseball Youngstown State 12 Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 12, 1:45 p.m. Valpo 4
W Tennis Valpo 1 Detroit, Mich.
Apr 12, 1:45 p.m. Detroit 6
M Soccer Benedictine Brown Field
Apr 12, 4:00 p.m. Valpo
W Soccer Haitian National Team Brown Field
Apr 12, 7:00 p.m. Valpo
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
Baseball Valpo Milwaukee, Wis.
Apr 17, 3:00 p.m. Milwaukee
M Tennis Youngstown State Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 18, 11:00 a.m. Valpo
Baseball Valpo Milwaukee, Wis.
Apr 18, 3:00 p.m. Milwaukee
Softball Oakland VU Softball Field
Apr 18, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
W Tennis Youngstown State Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 18, 4:00 p.m. Valpo
M Golf Wolfpack Spring Open Raleigh, N.C. (Lonnie Poole Golf Course)
Apr 19
M Track DePaul Invitational Chicago, Ill.
Apr 19
W Track DePaul Invitational Chicago, Ill.
Apr 19
W Tennis Cleveland State Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 19, 10:00 a.m. Valpo
Softball Oakland VU Softball Field
Apr 19, 12:00 p.m. Valpo
Baseball Valpo Milwaukee, Wis.
Apr 19, 1:00 p.m. Milwaukee
Softball Oakland VU Softball Field
Apr 19, 2:00 p.m. Valpo
M Tennis Cleveland State Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 19, 2:00 p.m. Valpo
M Golf Wolfpack Spring Open Raleigh, N.C. (Lonnie Poole Golf Course)
Apr 20
Baseball Kalamazoo Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 21, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
Baseball Ohio Northern Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 22, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
Softball Valpo Macomb, Ill.
Apr 22, 3:00 p.m. Western Illinois
Softball Valpo Macomb, Ill.
Apr 22, 5:00 p.m. Western Illinois
Softball Valpo Notre Dame, Ind.
Apr 24, 5:00 p.m. Notre Dame
M Tennis Valpo Ann Arbor, Mich.
Apr 25, 5:00 p.m. Horizon League Tournament
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
Baseball UIC Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 25, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
M Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 26
W Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 26
M Tennis Valpo Ann Arbor, Mich.
Apr 26 Horizon League Tournament
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