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February 13, 2009

Blue Devils Hold 18 Point Lead Heading Into Final Day at NECs

The Central Connecticut swimming and diving team won six of seven events, but lost ground to second place Wagner as the Blue Devils lead 365-347 after day two at the Northeast Conference Championships at Yale University. CCSU heads into final day action with an opportunity to match last year's record of winning 18 of 20 events in competition at the conference championship meet.

Erin Crowley won her second event of the meet, taking first in the 200 freestyle with a time of 1:51.02. Kandra Kane took third in the event, touching in at 1:54.10 to score 12 points for the Blue Devils.

Alyssa Carlucci came from behind in the 100 breaststroke to win gold, recording a time of 1:06.37. Kristen Malski and Shauna Lynch also scored points in the 100 breast. Malski took third in 1:07.10, while Lynch was eighth, touching in at 1:12.16. Earlier in the day, Malski set a new CCSU freshman record in the 100 breast, touching in at 1:06.77 in preliminary action.

Alex Czaplicki won for the second time on the weekend, taking the 100 backstroke in a time of 57.79. Kelly Kreho garnered three points in the event, placing 10th in a time of 1:02.36.

Megan McGorry and Heather Vendetta finished first and second in the 400 IM. McGorry timed in at 4:29.55 for her second victory of the championships, while Vendetta recorded a time of 4:32.68 to place second.

Both CCSU relays took home gold on Friday evening. The team of Czaplicki, Malski, McGorry and Crowley placed first in the 200 medley relay, touching in at 1:46.73. The victorious 800 freestyle relay team of McGorry, Kane, Czaplicki and Crowley set a pool and CCSU record with a time of 7:32.99.

Central will finish competition Saturday in final day action of the NEC Championships with preliminaries beginning at 10:00 a.m. and finals to start at 6:00 p.m. at Yale University.