McDonough, Sannes and Contreras-Gomez lead Pack Swimming & Diving against Mines

McDonough, Sannes and Contreras-Gomez lead Pack Swimming & Diving against Mines

PUEBLO, Colo. (Pueblo County High School) – Freshmen April McDonough (Frisco, Texas), Samantha Sannes (Fr., Torrance, Calif.) and Magdalena Contreras-Gomez (Fr., Austin, Texas) each recorded event victories for the Colorado State University-Pueblo swimming and diving squad Friday against Colorado School of Mines, but the Orediggers were able to leave Pueblo with a 115.5-80.5 victory.

The loss drops CSU-Pueblo to 0-3 overall on the season in dual meets and 0-2 against Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference foes. Mines improves to 1-3 overall.

McDonough notched her third and fourth event victories of the season to lead the Pack. The freshman set a new season-best time of 54.95 to win the 100 freestyle, while also posting a win in the 200 freestyle with a time of 1:58.93. McDonough also recorded a second-place finish in the 500 freestyle posting a mark of 5:36.95.

Sannes recorded her first collegiate victory, notching a win by over 22 seconds in the 1000 freestyle with a final clocking of 11:00.03. In the 200 IM, Sannes registered another season-best time, touching the pad in 2:19.45 to finish second.

In the 100 butterfly, Contreras-Gomez touched the wall at the same exact time as Mines' Melanie Buckles. The duo shared first place with matching times of 1:02.79. Kayla Strohmeyer (Fr., Round Rock, Texas) posted her top time of the season with a 1:04.76, giving the ThunderWolves two of the top three finishers in the event.

Emily Foster (Jr., Santa Barbara, Calif.) tallied CSU-Pueblo's third, second-place finish of the evening, posting a time of 1:10.87 in the 100 breaststroke.

Other swimmers to post season-best times for the Pack were Foster in the 200 freestyle, Strohmeyer and Aimee Bond (R-Jr., Pueblo West, Colo.) in the 50 freestyle, Contreras-Gomez in the 200 IM, Deanna Harrison (Fr., Orlando, Fla.) in the 100 freestyle and Sannes and Bond in the 100 backstroke.

The ThunderWolves are back in action Saturday against Adams State. The Pack and the Grizzlies will begin at 1 p.m. at Pueblo County High School.

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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.