Swimming & Diving travels to compete at New Mexico State, Saturday

Swimming & Diving travels to compete at New Mexico State, Saturday

PUEBLO, Colo. (October 24, 2014) – The Colorado State University-Pueblo swimming & diving squad takes to the road this weekend for a nonconference meet versus Division I opponent New Mexico State University. The action between the ThunderWolves and the Aggies is set to begin Saturday at 11:30 a.m. at the NMSU Swimming & Diving Complex.

A look at the ThunderWolves
CSU-Pueblo swam in its first-ever meet Oct. 12 against Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference opponent Western State Colorado University at Pueblo County High School. The Pack (0-1) fell to the Mountaineers, 144-61.

April McDonough (Fr., Frisco, Texas) headlined the day for the ThunderWolves, racing to a pair of victories. The freshman won the 200 free in a time of 1:59.18, outdistancing second-place finisher Anna Kaiser of Western State by over four seconds. In the 100 free, McDonough posted a time of 55.03 to claim her second victory of the afternoon.

The Pack recorded second-place finishes in the 200 IM, 500 free, 100 breaststroke and the 400 medley relay. In the 200 IM, Samantha Sannes (Fr., Torrance, Calif.) was narrowly defeated by Western State's Danielle Ginsburg, 2:20.38 to 2:20.85. McDonough was the runner-up in the 500 free, while Emily Foster (Jr., Santa Barbara, Calif.) placed second in the 100 breaststroke with a time of 1:10.67. In the 400 medley relay, the Pack quartet of Sydney Anderson (Fr., Garden Grove, Calif), Foster, Kayla Strohmeyer (Fr., Round Rock, Texas) and Leila Zijadic (Fr., North Vancouver, B.C., Canada) recorded a time of 4:23.40 to finish in second.

A look at the Aggies
New Mexico State will be swimming in its second meet of the season Saturday versus the ThunderWolves. In their season-opening contest, the Aggies were narrowly defeated by Grand Canyon University, 154-140.

The Aggies took first in five events, including the 1000 free, 200 free, 1-meter dive and 3-meter dive. Emily Nightingale placed first in the 1000 free with a time of 10:44.19, while Cori Molisee won the 200 free in a time of 1:56.22. In the 100 butterfly, Dorottya Lennert captured the title in a time of 57.45.

Meet format
200 medley relay, 1000 freestyle, 200 freestyle, 200 individual medley, 50 freestyle, 1-meter diving, 100 freestyle, 100 butterfly, 500 freestyle, 3-meter diving, 100 backstroke, 100 breaststroke, 200 freestyle relay

Looking ahead
The Pack return home for a pair of RMAC meets, facing Colorado School of Mines, Nov. 7, and Adams State University, Nov. 8

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As a member of the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference, Colorado State University – Pueblo competes in 22 varsity sports in NCAA Division II intercollegiate athletics.