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Swimming And Diving Wins Nine Events On First Day Of Dual With SHU

Photo: Steve McLaughlin
Photo: Steve McLaughlin


The Central Connecticut swimming and diving team opened the 2023 competition schedule with day one of a two-day dual meet with Northeast Conference foe Sacred Heart, Friday night at Suydam Natatorium. The Blue Devils hold a 124-62 advantage, with wins in the nine swimming events contested on the evening.

The dual meet continues at noon on Saturday at McCann Natatorium in Milford, CT.

  • The Blue Devil 200 freestyle relay of Kelly Stotler, Gabby Spaciano, Shannon Welcome and Katie Czulewicz opened the meet with a win in a time of 1:38.59
  • Czulewicz followed that with a win in the 200 freestyle, in a time of 1:54.67, leading a sweep of the event
  • Welcome touched second in the race at 1:57.85, with Stotler third at 1:58.64
  • Megan Dunnigan, 59.80, and Nathalie Pena, 1:01.57 took the top two spots in the 100 backstroke
  • Cassidy Stotler won the 100 breaststroke in a time of 1:05.20, four seconds clear of the runner-up, while Abby Bacon placed third at 1:09.32
  • Gabi Wroblewski earned the win in the 200 butterfly, with a swim of 2:10.96, while Kaylin McMahon, 2:14.66, and Kyla Behrle, 2:15.44, finished third and fourth respectively
  • Kelly Stotler won the 50-freestyle with a 25.01, with Spaciano touching fourth at 25.69
  • Cassidy Stotler captured her second win of the evening in the 200 IM, touching at 2:07.41, leading the Blue Devils second 1-2-3 sweep of the meet
  • Morgan O'Hara was second at 2:13.22 and Wroblewski third with a swim of 2:14.44
  • Abbey Keane won the 1,650 in a time of 17:43.22, with Taylor Demarest placing third at 18:19.10 and Behrle fifth at 18:40.26
  • The 3-meter diving was extremely competitive, with the top three spots separated by just 1.12 points
  • Jewelle Maziarz was the Blue Devils top finisher, in third with 222.53, with Zoe Baker fourth at 214.50
  • Central capped the first night with a win in the 400-medley relay, with Dunnigan, Cassidy Stotler, Welcome and Czulewicz combining for a 3:58.06 effort
  • Pena, Bacon, Jillena Plowucha and O'Hara swam 4:14.73 to place third




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