Central Connecticut Claims NEC Championship

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Central Connecticut pulled away on day four of the Northeast Swimming Conference Championships. The team ended up winning the meet with 797 points.

Team scores:
Central Connecticut – 797
Wagner – 727
Bryant – 543
St. Francis University – 463
LIU Brooklyn – 417
Mount St. Mary’s – 193
Sacred Heart – 180
St. Francis College (New York) – 121

The evening started with the women’s 200-yard backstroke. Central Connecticut’s Aidan Devers won the event in a time of 1:59.40. The silver medal went to LIU Brooklyn’s Nathalie Meyers, who posted a time of 2:02.18. Devers teammate, Stephanie Czulewicz, was third. She finished in 2:02.61.

Central Connecticut continued to dominate in the 100-yard freestyle. Christine Rasile won the race in 49.68. LIU Brooklyn’s Oleksandra Kashyrina touched second in 50.54, and Katie Lafferty of St. Francis University finished in 51.19.

Maddy Garber of Central Connecticut took first in the 200-yard breaststroke with a time of 2:13.66. The silver went to LIU Brooklyn’s Milly Furneaux, who posted a time of 2:14.58. Mary Kish of St. Francis University earned the bronze in 2:16.56.

Wagner’s Amanda Lucia took first place in the 200-yard butterfly with a time of 2:01.26. Sabree Thomas of Central Connecticut touched second in 2:04.16 and Bryant’s Jaime Schaefer picked up the bronze with a time of 2:04.39.

In the 3-meter diving event, Bryant’s Kelci Abernethy won with a score of 250.25. She was followed by Bryant’s Ann Burdick and Wagner’s Erica Curry, respectively.

Central Connecticut took the 400-yard freestyle relay. Christine Rasile, Alaina Papiro, Lauren Rasile and Lauren Czulewicz touched first in 3:25.35. Wagner was second in 3:26.97 and LIU Brooklyn touched third in 3:27.27.

The meet was held in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

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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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