Swimming: Butler defeats league foe Valparaiso

The Butler swim team finished ahead of Horizon League rival Valparaiso and finished fourth overall at Fishers High School Sunday afternoon.

The contest was Butler’s second and final home meet of the season.

Youngstown State won the five-team meet, putting up a score of 644.5.

Butler posted a total score of 224.5 points.

Junior Kyle Johannsen led the Bulldogs, swimming a season-best time of 19:04.47 in the one-mile freestyle. Her time was good for a seventh-place finish in the event.

“I felt really strong during my mile,” Johannsen said. “Although it wasn’t my best time, it feels really good knowing that I’m improving as the season progresses.”

Photo by Lance Rinker

Freshman Caitlin Weichelt earned a fifth-place finish in the 100 breastroke, posting a season-best time of 1:11.29.

Weichelt also tied her season-best time in the 100 freestyle with a mark of 56.20, good for eighth place.

“It felt like a relief knowing that I’m getting back down to my faster times and the hard work is paying off,” Weichelt said.

Another season-best time was recorded by freshman Eshan Pua in the 50 freestyle. Pua took 11th place in the event, coming in at 26.40.

Rounding out the season-best performances for Butler was sophomore Rosalie Fidanze, whose time of 2:36.44 in the 200 breastroke earned her a sixth-place finish.

The Bulldogs are back in action Saturday when they travel to Valparaiso.

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