The Central Connecticut women's swimming and diving team finished the first night at the Frank Elm Invitational at Rutgers University. The Blue Devils sit in seventh place in the 14-team field, posting 132 points on the first night of action. The Invitational will continue through Sunday.
Central began the night with a 15th place finish in the 200 yard freestyle relay. The team of senior Lauren Czulewicz, sophomore Erika Maercklein, junior Kaitlyn Troy and senior Maddy Garber swam a time of 1:37.34.
Junior Aidan Devers finished eighth in the A final in the 500 yard freestyle. She swam a time of 5:01.63. Sophomore Valentina Gomez swam 5:06.07 and finished eighth in the B final, good for 16th overall.
Garber finished first in the C final in the 200 yard individual medley with a time of 2:06.67.
Czulewicz finished fourth in the D final of the 50 yard freestyle with a time of 24.08. She was 28th overall.
The 400 medley relay team of Troy, Garber, Gomez and Czulewicz finished seventh overall with a time of 3:49.26. The group of Devers, Maercklein, sophomore Grace Fredricks and sophomore Grace Regan finished 22nd with a time of 3:56.47.
The action continues on Saturday during the second day of the Frank Elm Invitational.