The Central Connecticut women's swimming and diving team began the 2017-18 season on FRiday night, hosting the first of a two day meet with St. Bonaventure and Sacred Heart. The Blue Devils lead SHU 97-70 and trail St. Bonaventure 98-68 after the first night of events.
The second day of events will begin on Saturday with the diving events at 9 a.m.
The Blue Devils began the night with a second place finish in the 200 free relay. Sophomore Erika Maercklein, senior Lauren Czulewicz, junior Kaitlyn Troy and sophomore Alexis Fredricks swam a time of 1:39.08 to begin the night for the Blue Devils.
Central played third, fourth and fifth in the 200 yard freestyle as Czulewicz (1:57.74), sophomore Valentina Gomez (1:58.02) and sophomore Grace Regan (1:58.64) all scored points.
Troy finished second in the 100 yard backstroke with a time of 1:00.18. Sophomore Keelin Kendall was fifth in the same race with a time of 1:01.88.
Senior Maddy Garber won the 100 yard breaststroke in a time of 1:04.48 to claim the victory. Maercklein was third in the same race with a time of 1:06.06.
Gomez won the 200 yard butterfly with a time of 2:06.43.
Czulewicz swam 24.95 in the 50 freestyle to finish in third place.
Garber finished second in the 200 yard individual medley with a time of 2:12.60. Regan was third in 2:14.05.
Gomez won the 1000 freestyle in a time of 10:42.34. Kendall was fourth in the same event in 10:58.26.
The Blue Devils finished the night with a second place finish in the 400 yard medley relay as Troy, Garber, Fredricks and Maercklein finished in a time of 4:00.69.
The second day of the event will begin with both diving events at 9 a.m. The swimming events will continue at 12 noon.