November 2, 2008

McGorry Breaks Pool Record, CCSU Defeats Sacred Heart, 155-131

Sophomore Megan McGorry broke the Jack Suydam Natatorium record in the 1650 on her way to a first place finish in the 2,000 freestyle and the Central Connecticut swimming and diving team defeated Sacred Heart, 155-131 on Sunday afternoon. Senior Erin Crowley and junior Kandra Kane each captured two individual victories as the Blue Devils played host to the Pioneers in New Britain.

McGorry's record breaking performance outdid the previous pool best by former Blue Devil swimmer, Kristen Jurzynski in 2005. The sophomore went on to win the 2,000 free in a time of 21:19.10. McGorry also came away with two second place finishes in the 50 backstroke and the 100 free. She touched in at 29.96 in the 50 back and 56.93 in the 100 free event.

Crowley was victorious in both freestyle events she swam and was a part of the 400 medley relay team that also took first. The senior captain timed in at 55.17 in the 100 free and 1:59.76 in the 200 free for the Blue Devils. The team of Crowley, Kelly Kreho, Kristen Malski and Alex Czaplicki won the 400 medley relay with a time of 4:11.79.

Kane's wins were also of the freestyle variety. She recorded times of 4:14.27 and 11:02.73 to claim first in place in the 400 free and 1,000 free, respectively. Freshmen swimmers Malski and Czaplicki each took home firsts in one event on Sunday. Malski won the 400 breaststroke, touching in at 5:21.23, while Czaplicki's victory was in the 50 butterfly. She recorded a time of 28.20 in the event.

Freshmen divers Sam Smolicz and Mallory Miller took home the individual diving crowns. Smolicz won the one-meter dive with 187.55 total points. Miller was second in the one-meter and placed first in the three-meter event, totaling 169.50 points.

CCSU will next host New Hampshire on Saturday November 8 before heading to Boston University on the 21st for the Terrier Invitational.