Swimming and Diving records solid times on day 1 of Colorado Mesa Invitational

Swimming and Diving records solid times on day 1 of Colorado Mesa Invitational

PUEBLO, Colo. (December 5, 2014) – The Colorado State University-Pueblo swimming and diving team posted some of its best times of the season in multiple events on day one of the Colorado Mesa Invitational. Samantha Sannes (Fr., Torrance, Calif.) headlined the day for the ThunderWolves, reaching the finals of the 200 IM. Sannes posted a time of 2:17.69 in the preliminary round, before notching a season-best time of 2:13.93 in the finals.

Also in the 200 IM, Magdalena Contreras-Gomez (Fr., Austin, Texas) finished with her best time of the year in the event, touching the wall in 2:19.91. Leila Zijadic (Fr., North Vancouver, B.C., Canada) tallied her top time of the season at 2:31.43.

In the 500 free, April McDonough (Fr., Frisco, Texas) paced the Pack, while swimming her second-best time of the season with a mark of 5:23.77. Sannes continued her strong performance during day one, recording her top time of the year, touching the wall in 5:24.04.

Sydney Anderson (Fr., Garden Grove, Calif.) and Kayla Strohmeyer (Fr., Round Rock, Texas) both improved on their season-best times in the 50 free, registering times of 26.98 and 27.55, respectively.

The team of Sannes, Anderson, Emily Foster (Jr., Santa Barbara, Calif.) and Taylor Wertz (Fr., Lamar Colo.) posted the ThunderWolves best time this season in the 200 free relay. The quartet posted a mark of 1:48.37.

CSU-Pueblo finished day one with 48 overall points.

The ThunderWolves return to the pool Friday for day two of the invitational. The three-day event wraps up Saturday.


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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.