Women's Swimming Takes Third at Husky Invitational; Friedmann Wins Twice

Women's Swimming Takes Third at Husky Invitational; Friedmann Wins Twice

Sophomore Taylor Friedmann won a pair of events and helped lead the Central Connecticut women's swimming team to a third place finish at the Husky Invitational at the University of Connecticut on Saturday. Friedman won the 500 and 1,000 yard freestyle events to pace the Blue Devils. They finished with a team score of 399. UConn won the meet with a score of 831, followed by Fordham at 532 and then the Blue Devils.

Friedmann continued her strong start to the 2010-11 season, winning two events to help pace the Blue Devils on Saturday. She posted a time of 5:00.65 in the 500 free to win by almost four seconds. She led the race from start to finish.

Later in the meet, she followed up her victory with a win in the 1,000 yard freestyle. Her time of 10:21.73 was almost eight seconds better than the second place finisher. Again she led from start to finish.

Junior Alex Czaplicki posted a pair of top-five finishes on the day. She was second in the 200 yard individual medley, with a time of 2:11.29. She also posted a fifth place finish in the 100 yard backstroke with a time of 59.60.

Freshman Helene Neuhaus also had two top-five finishes. She was second in the 100 yard freestyle, with a time of 53.60. She also placed fifth in the 50 yard freestyle at 25.33.

Sophomore Katie Lang finished second in the 400 yard individual medley with a time of 4:41.77. Junior Kristen Malski finished third in the 100 yard breaststroke at 1:09.39.

Freshman Kristina Gulia was third in the 200 yard breaststroke with a time of 2:29.03, while classmate Kasey Chilton finished fifth in the 1000 free with a time of 10:58.75.