GUNNISON, Colo. (November 21, 2014) – The Colorado State University-Pueblo swimming and diving team posted a season-high six victories against Western State Colorado University, Friday. The ThunderWolves received a trio of first-place finishes from April McDonough (Fr., Frisco, Texas), two from Samantha Sannes (Fr., Torrance, Calif.), and one from Sydney Anderson (Fr., Garden Grove, Calif.), but the Mountaineers earned a 173-93 home win.
The loss drops the Pack to 0-5 on the season in dual meets, while the Western State wins its fourth meet in a row to improve to 4-1.
CSU-Pueblo got out of the blocks strong, winning three out of the first four events. Sannes kicked off the victories with a first-place finish in the 1000 freestyle in a time of 11:14.41. McDonough followed with a win in the 200 freestyle, outdistancing Western's Frances Ivers by just over two seconds with a mark of 2:00.47.
Anderson posted her first career win and the Pack's third consecutive first-place clocking with a victory in the 100 backstroke. The freshman bested the Mountaineers' Morgan Aragon by a mere 13 tenths of a second with a final time of 1:04.51. Anderson also placed third in the 200 backstroke after posting a mark of 2:22.19.
McDonough picked up her second win of the afternoon, placing first in the 100 freestyle with a time of 56.43. Two events later, the Frisco, Texas, native outdistanced the rest of the field in the 500 freestyle with a mark of 5:28.98.
Sannes earned her fourth event victory of the season, winning the 200 individual medley by over a second with a time of 2:19.49.
Magdalena Contreras-Gomez (Fr., Austin, Texas) recorded a pair of second-place times. The freshman notched a time of 2:22.93 in the 200 butterfly and a mark of 1:03.79 in the 100 butterfly.
Emily Foster (Jr., Santa Barbara, Calif.) placed third in the 100 breaststroke with a time of 1:11.10.
The ThunderWolves return to the pool Saturday at 1 p.m. with a road meet against Adams State University.
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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.