Garber Crowned NEC Champion, Czulewicz Earns Silver on Day Three

Garber Crowned NEC Champion, Czulewicz Earns Silver on Day Three

For the second straight year the Northeast Conference crowned senior Maddy Garber the 100-yard breaststroke champion on day three of the 2018 NEC Swimming and Diving Championships on Friday night. Garber won with a gold medal time of 1:01.66, just over her 2017 winning time of 1:01.24.


The Blue Devils moved to fourth in the current rankings with 322 points through one day left of the four-day conference championships. Ahead of Central is SFU in third (395.5), Wagner in second place (456) and Bryant stands in the driver's seat with a NEC-leading 517 points.

Senior Lauren Czulewicz was named the 200-yard freestyle NEC Runner-Up after finishing with a time of 1:50.98.

The CCSU 400-yard medley relay team of Garber, Czulewicz, junior Kaitlyn Troy, and sophomore Valentina Gomez, earned a second-place finish to Bryant with a time of 3:45.35.

In the 400-yard individual medley, sophomores Gracie Regan and Gomez placed first and second in the B-final with times of 4:28.99 and 4:31.53. Junior Aidan Devers finished fourth in the A-final with a mark of 4:29.38 and second year Blue Devil Keelin Kendall placed in second in the C-final with a time of 4:40.82.

Sophomore Grace Fredricks was the fifth finisher in the first heat of the 100-yard breaststroke.

In the 100-yard backstroke Troy took fifth with a time of 56.12 and sophomore Alexis Fredricks was seventh with a mark of 56.38. Senior Maeve Awiszus swam a time of 59.90 in the second heat and freshman Erin Brown completed the first heat in 1:00.14.

CCSU swim and dive will resume action tomorrow for the final day of the 2018 Northeast Conference Championships with the 200-yard backstroke preliminary round at 10:00 a.m.