The Central Connecticut swimming and diving team narrowly edged Northeast Conference rival Long Island University, 133-129, on Saturday at LIU Pool in Brooklyn, NY. The Blue Devils came away the victors in six events.
MEET INFORMATION - CCSU at LIU
Location: LIU Pool | Brooklyn, NY
- The Blue Devils' first win of the meet came in the 100 yard breaststroke. Sophomore Alex Lindgren won the event (1:07.60) narrowly edging classmate Mariana Espino (1:07.92). Junior Katelyn Mann placed fourth (1:09.33).
- CCSU finished first and second in the 50 yard freestyle. Sophomores Hallie Perrin (25.47) and Simona Visinski (25.68) took the top two spots. Classmate Destiny Johnson placed fourth in 26.13.
- Central swept the top three spots in the 100 yard free. Sophomore Katie Czulewicz (53.98) led the way followed by senior Erika Maercklein (54.56) and sophomore Jeannette King (56.06).
- Lindgren won her second event of the day, winning the 200 yard breaststroke with a time of 2:22.99. Freshman Abby Bacon earned a point with a time of 2:32.47.
- Maercklein won the 500 yard free with a time of 5:13.10. Seniors Grace Regan (5:17.49) and Grace Fredricks (5:26.48) also scored in the event for CCSU.
- The Blue Devils won the 200 yard freestyle relay in the final event of the day. The team of Maercklein, Johnson, Regan and freshman Shannon Welcome won with a time of 1:39.10.
The Blue Devils are home on Sunday, Feb. 2, to host Rhode Island for Senior Day.