Crowley Sets Record, Blue Devils Top Wagner On Senior Day
Senior Erin Crowley won all three freestyle sprints and broke the pool record in the 200 free to lead the Central Connecticut swimming and diving team to a 146-114 victory over Wagner on senior day at the Jack Suydam Natatorium. The Plainville, CT native recorded a time of 1:52.96 in the 200 freestyle to break the previous pool record of 1:54.21set by Tammie Repass in 2001. Crowley won the 50 and 100 free events in times of 25.01 and 53.87 seconds respectively. She holds the Northeast Conference top time this season in all three events.
Freshman Alex Czaplicki also won three events for the Blue Devils, taking home the crown in the 100 and 200 backstroke as well as the 200 IM. Czaplicki recorded times of 59.23 and 2:07.26 in the 100 and 200 back, respectively, while touching in at 2:10.79 in the individual medley. Fellow freshman Kristen Malski finished first twice on Saturday. She won the 100 breaststroke in 1:08.83 and the 200 breast in 2:31.18.
Sophomore Megan McGorry came away with two first places and one second place finish on the day. She won both distance free events, touching in at 5:08.48 in the 500 free and setting a personal best time of 10:25.49 in the 1,000 free. The West Haven, CT native was second in the 200 fly, recording a time of 2:13.63. Junior Kandra Kane set season best times in the 200 and 500 freestyle events and finished second in both. She touched in at 1:57.57 in the 200, while finishing the 500 in 5:12.77.
The trio of freshmen divers for CCSU each set season best scores
in both the one and three-meter diving events during exhibition
competition on Saturday. Sam Smolicz recorded the top score in the
one-meter event with 223.50 points. Mallory Miller and Madison Vestergaard were close behind with
218.65 and 191.45 points, respectively. Miller qualified for the
ECAC Championships with her performance in the event and had the
highest score in the three-meter dive. She improved on her
conference best score with 234.50 points. Smolicz and Vestergaard
performed to season-bests with 213.80 and 190.90 points,
Central Connecticut will now begin to gear up to defend its
crown at the Northeast Conference Championship Meet at Yale
University on February 12-14.