Swimming Competes In Day Two Action at ECAC Championships

Both relay teams placed in the top five as Central Connecticut State University competed in the second day of competition at the ECAC Swimming and Diving Championships on Saturday. The 800 freestyle relay team of senior Kandra Kane, sophomore Alex Czaplicki and freshmen Taylor Friedmann and Katie Lang led the way with a silver medalist performance, recording a time of 7:36.09.

Czaplicki and Friedmann were joined by sophomore Kristen Malski and freshman Hannah Packer for the 200 medley relay. The squad finished fifth in a time of 1:48.64. The two relays scored 62 out the Blue Devils' 95 second day points. Central is currently in seventh place out of 23 scoring teams with 176 points. Marist leads the way with 390 total points.

In the first event of the day sophomore Madison Vestergaard placed ninth in the three-meter dive, recording a score of 167.65 points. Malski added a 16th place finish in the 100 breaststroke, touching in at 1:07.27.

Central had two scorers in two different events on Saturday. Friedmann and Kane recorded times of 1:52.50 and 1:53.74 in the 200 free to place ninth and 12th, respectively. Lang and freshman Lauren O'Kelly scored a combined nine points in the 400 IM. The former placed 12th with a time of 4:37.12, while O'Kelly was less than half of a second behind her, placing 13th in 4:37.53.

CCSU and the rest of the teams will finish competition on Sunday in Pittsburgh.