PUEBLO, Colo. (Pueblo County High School) – Competing in their second meet in as many days, the Colorado State University-Pueblo swimming and diving team dropped a home contest to the visiting Adams State Grizzlies, Saturday. Freshmen April McDonough (Frisco, Texas) and Samantha Sannes (Torrance, Calif.) and junior Emily Foster (Santa Barbara, Calif.) each recorded first-place finishes to pace the ThunderWolves.
CSU-Pueblo's dual-meet record drops to 0-4 on the season, while Adams State evens its record at 1-1.
McDonough and Sannes continued their strong efforts Saturday, winning their fifth and second events of the season, respectively.
McDonough outpaced the competition in the 1000 freestyle by more than 15 seconds, winning the event in a final time of 10:58.48. The Frisco, Texas, native posted a second-place finish in the 500 freestyle with a time of 5:23.05, getting edged by just under two seconds by the Grizzlies' Melissa Lopez. Sannes finished in third behind McDonough in the event with a time of 5:33.0
In the 400 individual medley, Sannes touched the wall in 4:47.05 to claim the victory. The freshman outdistanced Adams State's Erica Norton by over seven seconds.
The ThunderWolves' final first-place finisher Foster claimed the victory in the 100 breaststroke. The junior posted a time of 1:10.82 to claim her first event win of the season.
The Pack notched two more top-three times, as Deanna Harrison (Fr., Orlando, Fla.) and Sydney Anderson (Fr., Garden Grove, Calif.) both placed third in the 200 freestyle and 100 backstroke, respectively.
The ThunderWolves will take to the road for a pair of Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference meets, beginning Nov. 21 at Western State. CSU-Pueblo will then compete at Adams State, Nov. 22.
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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.