Central Swimming Tops Wagner, 153-108 On the Road
Sophomore Alex Czaplicki and freshman Taylor Friedmann won three events each as Central Connecticut State University defeated Wagner on the road by a score of 153-108. The Blue Devils won 10 out of 14 events to stay undefeated in Northeast Conference action at 2-0.
Czaplicki won the 100 backstroke, 200 back and 200 IM. She recorded times of 1:00.29, 2:09.18 and 2:10.67 in the three events, respectively. Friedmann earned gold medalist honors in the 200 freestyle, 100 free and 500 free. She recorded the best time in the NEC this season with her 1:54.56 in the 200 free. The freshman also touched in at 54.66 seconds and 5:04.69 in the 100 and 500 free, respectively.
Sophomore Kristen Malski and senior Kandra Kane were the only other Blue Devils to win individual events on Saturday. Malski did it twice, winning both the 100 and 200 breaststrokes in times of 1:08.97 and 2:30.59, respectively. Kane took first in the 1,000 free, touching in at a season-best 10:27.58. The senior also took second in the 500 free at 5:13.89.
Czaplicki and Malski were joined by freshmen Hannah Packer and Katie Lang on the CCSU 200 medley relay team. The squad won the event with a time of 1:52.23.
Central Connecticut will take next week off from competition as the Blue Devils gear up to defend their NEC Championship title for the second year in a row. The conference meet will be held on February 11, 12 and 13 at Yale University.