Central Connecticut junior Helene Neuhaus competed in the Connecticut Senior Open Invite on Friday and earned a spot in the field at the USA Winter Nationals with her performance in the 100 backstroke.
Neuhaus completed the race in 1:05.43, matching her career mark in the event, and coming in under the 1:05.49 qualifying standard.
At the 2012 NEC Championships, Neuhaus earned a second place finish in the 100 free and a third place finish in the 100 backstroke.
The USA Winter Nationals will begin Nov. 29th and run through Dec. 1st. This year the meet will be held at the University of Texas, Austin.
For more information on USA Winter Nationals visit the USA Swimming website.