Christine Rasile’s Big Day Propels C. Connecticut In NE Champs

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There were only four events on day four of the Northeast Conference Championships. Central Connecticut has the team lead with 251 points. Wagner is in second, followed by LIU Brooklyn, Bryant, St. Francis, Sacred Heart, St. Francis College (New York) and Mount St. Mary’s.

St. Francis University’s Katie Lafferty won the 500-yard freestyle with a time of 4:53.19. She was followed by Central Connecticut’s Aidan Devers, who posted a time of 4:58.00. Wagner’s Maggie Shaw earned a bronze medal with a time of 5:02.65.

In the 200-yard individual medley, Wagner’s Anu Nihipali touched first in 2:03.69. She was followed by Central Connecticut’s Stephanie Czulewicz, who touched in 2:05.65. Czulewicz’s teammate, Maddy Garber, touched third with a time of 2:06.01.

Central Connecticut went one-two in the 50-yard freestyle. Christine Rasile touched first in the 50-yard freestyle with a time of 23.00. Lauren Rasile was second in 23.21. LIU Brooklyn’s Katelyn Coleman finished third, posting a time of 23.35.

The 200-yard freestyle relay was a close race. Central Connecticut won by five-hundredths of a second in the relay over St. Francis University. The team of Rasile, Rasile, Lauren Czulewicz and Alaina Papiro posted a winning time of 1:33.95.

St. Francis was second in 1:34.00 and LIU Brooklyn picked up the bronze with a time of 1:34.09.

Tomorrow’s preliminary races start at 10 a.m.

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Author: Peter Baugh

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Peter Baugh is a freshman at the University of Missouri and is the assistant sports editor for the Maneater, Mizzou's student run newspaper. He swam and played baseball in high school. He is a two time finalist in the National Scholastic Press Association Sports Story of the Year contest and was named the SSP Journalist of the Year for the St. Louis area. He served as co editor-in-chief for his high school newspaper, The Globe, and also worked for the St. Louis American newspaper.

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