Swimming and Diving Finishes Sixth at Rutgers' Frank Elm Invitational

The Central Connecticut swimming and diving team finished sixth at this weekend's Frank Elm Invitational. The meet was hosted by Rutgers University and featured 15 teams. Junior Alex Czaplicki earned three individual top-ten performances, while sophomore Taylor Friedmann earned the Blue Devils only indvidual victory in the 200 free.

The Blue Devils earned a pair of top-ten finishes on Friday with Czaplicki taking fourth in the 200 IM with a time of 2:06.90 in the final heat. Friedmann picked up a second place finish in the 500 free posting a time of 4:54.42 in the finals.

On day two, Central captured three individual top-tens and a second place finish in the 800 free relay. The team of Czaplicki, Lauren Shortell, Katie Lang, and Friedmann finished with a time of 7:39.98 to earn the second place finish. Czaplicki finished seventh in the 400 IM with a 4:33.74 in the finals. Freshman Helene Neuhaus time of 58.07 took ninth place in the 100 back stroke. Friedmann earned the teams only victory of the meet taking the 200 free in 1:51.47.

Central claimed three more individual top-tens on Sunday, with Czaplicki earning her third. Czaplicki took the 200 back in 2:04.02, while Neuhaus took sixth in the 100 free in 52.65. Lang's 2:08.14 in the 200 fly final earned her a fifth place finish. The Blue Devils captured their second relay top-ten in the last event of the meet. Lang, Friedmann, Czaplicki, and Neuhaus combined for a 3:30.33 earning second place.

The Blue Devils finished with 733 team points, Pittsburgh posted 1576.5 points to finish first of the 15 teams.