NEW BRITAIN, Connecticut, January 29. THE Central Connecticut swimming and diving team defeated Wagner on Saturday afternoon at the Jack Suydam Natatorium. The Blue Devils cruised to a 109-101 victory, winning all 16 events on the day. Sophomore Taylor Friedmann won a pair of individual events and contributed to the Blue Devils 400 free relay team.
Friedmann won the 200 and 500 free events before contributing to Central's winning team in the 400 free relay. Her 200 time of 1:52.02 was four and a half seconds faster than the second place finisher. In the 500 she posted a time of 4:58.24, her time was more than 13 seconds faster than the rest of the field.
The Blue Devils 400 free relay time finished in a time of 3:40.43. The team consisted of Friedmann , junior Alex Czaplicki, sophomore Katie Lang and freshman Helene Neuhaus.
Czaplicki also won a pair of events, finishing first in the 200 IM and the 200 backstroke. Her backstroke time was 2:06.02 and her IM time was 2:10.19, both marks beat the second place finisher by more than five seconds.
Neuhaus won the 50 and 100 free events, posting a 25.01 in the 50 and a 54.66 in the 100. Kristina Gulia won the 100 (1:07.24) and 200 breaststroke(2:26.69). Lang won the 200 (2:09.01) and 100 butterfly (59.82). Allison Rasile won the 100 backstroke in 1:00.68, and Lauren O'Kelly won the 1000 free in 10:36.73.
Junior Madison Vestergaard won both diving events for the Blue Devils with a 242.39 in the one-meter and a 220.12 score in the three-meter.
The Blue Devil return to action in three weeks at the Northeast Conference Championships, the meet will be held at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
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