Swimming and Diving Competes at Northeastern, Durham Qualifies for NCAA Zones in Diving

Swimming and Diving Competes at Northeastern, Durham Qualifies for NCAA Zones in Diving

The Central Connecticut swimming and diving team traveled to Boston for a dual meet with Northeastern on Saturday.  The Huskies topped the Blue Devils 164-117.  Central returns home to face Sacred Heart in a sprint meet on Friday, Jan. 26 at 6 p.m.  The Blue Devils will honor their five seniors prior to the meet.

In Saturday's meet, Central began with a runner-up finish in the 200 yard medley relay.  The team of sophomore Alexis Fredricks, senior Maddy Garber, sophomore Valentina Gomez and junior Kaitlyn Troy swam a time of 1:50.75 to earn four points.  

Senior Lauren Czulewicz won the 200 yard freestyle event in a time of 1:57.26.  Sophomore Gracie Regan was third in 1:58.83 and Alexis Fredricks was fifth in 2:01.68.

Sophomore Keelin Kendall fnished fourth in the 100 yard backstroke with a time of 1:03.04.  Senior Maeve Awiszus was fifth in 1:03.40 and freshman Ivy Milne was sixth in 1:11.18. Garber finished second in the 100 yard breaststroke in a time of 1:06.01.  Sophomore Erika Maercklein was fourth in 1:08.27 and sophomore Grace Fredricks was fifth in 1:11.19.

Gomez finished second in the 200 yard butterfly with a time of 2:07.69.  Senior Luna Milne was sixth in the same event in 2:24.52. Czulewicz was third in the 50 yard freestyle in 24.99.  Troy was fifth in 25.55 and Alexis Fredricks was sixth in 26.56.

Senior Annemarie Durham finished fourth in the 3 meter diving event with a score of 252.68.  Czulewicz finished second in the 100 yard freestyle with a time of 54.28.  She later posted a score of 268.81 in the 1 meter event.  Durham's score in the 1 meter event qualifies her for the NCAA Zone Regionals for the second straight season.

Junior Aidan Devers won the 200 yard backstroke with a time of 2:05.58.  Awiszus was fifth in 2:16.31.  Garber won the 200 yard breaststroke with a time of 2:22.53.  Regan was second in 2:27.13.

Devers finished second in the 500 yard freestyle with a time of 5:15.03.  Maercklein was third in 5:15.11 in the same event.  Gomez finished third in the 100 yard butterfly with a time of 1:00.00.

Garber's time of 2:12.96 in the 200 yard IM was the third best time in the race.  Gomez posted a time of 2:13.68, fourth best.

The 200 yard freestyle relay team of Czulewicz, Maercklein, Troy and Alexis Fredricks posted a time of 1:41.70, the second fastest in the race.  

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