LAS CRUCES, N.M. (NMSU Swimming & Diving Complex) – Competing in just its second-ever meet, the Colorado State University-Pueblo swimming & diving squad took on Division I foe New Mexico State University, Saturday.
Despite falling in the meet, several ThunderWolves improved on their times from the squad's inaugural meet on Oct. 12 versus Western State Colorado University.
In the 200 free, freshman April McDonough (Frisco, Texas) improved on her time by nearly a second, posting a mark of 1:58.23. McDonough's time landed her in third place, the best showing of the day for the Pack.
Taylor Wertz (Fr., Lamar, Colo.) shaved a few tenths of a second off of her time in the 50 free, clocking a mark of 27.11.
The swimmer who improved her times the most Saturday was freshman Magdalena Contreras-Gomez (Austin, Texas). Contreras-Gomez swam the 200 IM in 2:24.57, which was over seven seconds faster than her previous best time of the season. The freshman followed that performance with a time of 1:02.06 in the 100 butterfly, improving on her previous best mark by over three-and-a-half seconds.
In the 100 free, Deanna Harrison (Fr., Orlando, Fla.) touched the wall in 1:00.28 Saturday, compared to 1:00.59 against Western State.
Next up, 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.