Swimming and Diving Competes at Sonny Werblin Invite
The Central Connecticut State University swimming and diving team competed at the Sonny Werblin Invitational this weekend. Six different Blue Devils recorded top ten finishes, while freshman Taylor Friedmann led the way placing in the top ten five times. She also had the best individual finish of the weekend, taking silver medalist honors in the 500 freestyle, touching in at 5:06.22.
The freshman also performed well in both of the IMs, taking sixth in the 400 IM (4:44.23) and eighth in the 200 IM (2:13.99). The final two events that the Berlin, CT native put forth top ten finishes in were the 200 butterfly and the 100 freestyle. She took seventh in the 200 fly, touching in at 2:13.26, and also placed seventh in the 100 free, recording a time of 56.20 seconds.
Sophomore Alex Czaplicki and freshman Katie Lang each recorded three top ten finishes this weekend. Czaplicki achieved the results in the 400 IM, the 200 backstroke and the 100 free. She placed fifth in the 400 IM, touching in at 4:41.90, while taking seventh and eighth in the 200 back (2:11.41) and 100 free (56.22), respectively.
Lang was the third Blue Devil to touch in during the 400 IM, placing seventh in a time of 4:45.10. She also recorded an eighth place finish in the 100 breaststroke (1:13.62) and finished 10th in the 200 fly (2:17.31).
Sophomore Kristen Malski and senior Kandra Kane were the only other Blue Devils to record top ten finishes on the swimming side of things. Malski was third in the 100 breast, recording a time of 1:09.56, while Kane took fourth in the 200 free (2:00.52).
Sophomore Madison Vestergaard again led the CCSU diving squad with sixth place finishes in both the one-meter and three-meter events. She totaled 185.65 points in the former and 166.40 points in the latter.
CCSU will get back into dual meet action on Sunday November 1 when the Blue Devils take on Southern Connecticut and Sacred Heart in New Haven.