Swimming and Diving Finishes ECAC Championships in 6th
Sophomore Megan McGorry and freshman Alex Czaplicki won their respective events on Sunday but it was not enough, as the Central Connecticut swimming and diving team finished sixth at the 2009 ECAC Championships at Harvard University. McGorry won the 1650 freestyle by over seven seconds, touching in at 17:03.54. Czaplicki finished the 200 backstroke in 2:00.27, just .55 seconds off of former Blue Devil Lindsey Snyder's school record.
The host Crimson won the meet with 494 total points, just edging out Rider's 470.5. Towson, Marist and the Naval Academy were the other three teams to beat out CCSU this weekend. The Blue Devils finished with 330 points, just in front of Loyola who totaled 295.
Five other individuals scored points for Central Connecticut on the final day of action. Senior Heather Vendetta placed fifth in the 1650 with a lifetime best time of 17:26.50. Freshman diver Mallory Miller took third in the one-meter event, scoring 215.60 points.
Senior Erin Crowley finished the 100 free in 52.61 to place 11th. Freshman Kristen Malski and sophomore Alyssa Carlucci both scored points in the 200 breaststroke. Malski took ninth, improving on her CCSU freshman record with a time of 2:24.22, while Carlucci was 14th, touching in at 2:28.70. The final event of the championships was the 400 freestyle relay and the team of McGorry, Carlucci, Crowley and Czaplicki took sixth, recording a time of 3:33.31.