The Central Connecticut swimming and diving team opened the 2014 NEC Championships Wednesday evening with back-to-back relay events in Cambridge, MA. The Blue Devils close out day one in fourth place, registering 62 team points, and set a new school record in the 200 medley relay.
After day one, preseason favorite Wagner tops the field with 70 points, followed by Saint Francis U (70) and Bryant (66).
Central raced the 200 yard medley relay to kick off Wednesday's competition and set a new school record in the process. The squad, consisting of seniors Kristina Gulia and Erin Massey along with freshmen Stephanie Czulewicz and Sabree Thomas, touched the wall in 1:45.43 for fourth place overall. The time topped the previous school record of 1:45.58 set in 2006.
In the 800 yard freestyle relay, the Blue Devils earned third place with a time of 7:31.33. Seniors Kellen Power and Kathryn Kiely, as well as freshmen Lisa Ward and Christine Rasile, made up the team.
The Blue Devils will return to the pool tomorrow, Thursday, February 20, for day two of the 2014 NEC Championships. Fans can follow the NEC Championship action live on Twitter @NECSwimDive, via LIVE RESULTS and by watching the NEC live, free web stream on NECFrontRow.com.
For more information, visit the NEC Championship headquarters at NortheastConference.org.