Central Sweeps Blue Devil Duals
The second and final day of the Blue Devil Duals was headlined by the hosting Central Connecticut team. Day one of the event was held Friday, October 14th. The competing teams in this weekend's event were Southern Connecticut, Sacred Heart, Bryant, CW Post, and Fairfield.
The Blue Devils went unbeaten in the women's team competition. Central defeated Southern Connecticut 291.5 to 73.5, Fairfield 282 to 81, CW Post 258 to 93, and Sacred Heart 83 to 29.
Junior Taylor Friedmann, junior Katie Lang, senior Alex Czaplicki, and sophomore Helene Neuhaus placed first in the women's 200 yard freestyle relay. The team clocked in at an impressive 1:39.43. Sophomore Erin Massey, junior Lauren Shortell, junior Allison Rasile, and freshman Karen Novak completed the relay in 1:43.65, good for fourth place.
The women's 500 yard freestyle was headed by a trio of Blue Devils. Rasile (5:14.32), junior Christine Smith (5:18.82), and Novak (5:20.85) earned first, second, and third place rankings in the event.
In the women's 200 yard backstroke, junior Hannah Packer placed third. She completed the event with a time of 2:10.78. Freshman Kaylin Sylvester came in seventh (2:23.25) and Senior Kelly Kreho finished eighth (2:24.23).
Friedmann won the women's 200 yard butterfly in a time of 2:07.74. Junior Lauren O'Kelly finished the even with a time of 2:15.69, good for third place.
Sophomore Kristina Gulia took the women's 200 yard breaststroke with a time of 2:26.74. Czaplicki came in third in the event (2:31.25).
Three Blue Devils finished in the top-ten of the women's 50 yard freestyle. Neuhaus won the event (24.72), Lang came in fifth (25.74), and senior Kristen Malski came in eighth (25.45).
Two Blue Devil relay teams delivered a one-two punch in the women's 800 yard freestyle event, finishing first and second. Friedmann, Lang, Rasile, and Novak won the event (8:00.11) and Czaplicki, Massey, Shortell, and Neuhaus came in second (8:02.42).
In the women's 200 yard medley relay, Neuhaus, Malski, Lang, and Czaplicki placed second (1:51.45). Packer, Gulia, Friedmann, and Massey came in third (1:52.47).
The women's 1000 yard freestyle was featured by a first, second, and third place finish by three Blue Devils. Smith won the event (10:44.49), Shortell placed second (10:52.56), and Kasey Chilton placed third (10:57.65).
Friedmann placed first in the women's 200 yard IM finishing with a time of (2:11.93). Neuhaus finished fourth (2:15.17) and Novak finished sixth (2:19.03).
The top three spots in the women's 200 yard freestyle were all filled by the Blue Devils. Czaplicki finished first (1:56.50), Rasile finished second (2:00.01), and Lang finished third (2:00.67).
The women's 400 yard medley relay was won by the Blue Devil relay team of Neuhaus, Gulia, Lang, and Friedmann (3:59.78). Packer, Malski, Czaplicki, and Massey finished third (4:07.96)
Vestergaard topped the diving score board once again, this time in the 3 meter diving event. She scored an impressive 193.70. Dwyer placed fifth with a score of 121.50.
O'Kelly won the women's 400 yard IM with a time of 4:39.83. Lang placed second (4:43.45), and Smith placed fifth (4:52.44).
The women's 100 yard freestyle was won by Friedmann. She placed first with a time of 54.32.
Czaplicki came in first in the women's 100 yard butterfly with a time of 59.16. Gulia placed fourth (1:03.08) and Packer placed sixth (1:04.11).
Neuhaus won the women's 100 yard backstroke event in a time of 1:00.37. Rasile placed second (1:03.00) and Packer fourth (1:03.41).
The women's 100 yard breaststroke was won by Gulia who finished the event in 1:07.95. Malski came in sixth (1:11.17).
Central Connecticut came in second (3:41.86) and third (3:44.79) in the women's 400 yard freestyle relay.
The Blue Devils will be back in action again on October 22 at the Central Connecticut Diving Invite in New Britain.