ThunderWolves improve on day 2 of Colorado Mesa Invitational

ThunderWolves improve on day 2 of Colorado Mesa Invitational

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (December 5, 2014) – The Colorado State University-Pueblo swimming and diving team wrapped up day two at the Colorado Mesa Invitational Friday. The ThunderWolves improved on their day-one performance, recording 52 points on day two.

April McDonough (Fr., Frisco, Texas) headlined the day for CSU-Pueblo. The junior registered a third-place finish in the 1000 free with a career-best time of 10:47.09. Emily Foster (Jr., Santa Barbara, Calif.) also recorded a career-best mark in the event, touching the wall in 12:01.93.

Foster notched a strong performance in the 100 breast. The Santa Barbar, Calif., native tallied a new career-best time of 1:08.60 in the preliminary round, before registering a time of 1:09.35 in the finals.

Samantha Sannes (Fr., Torrance, Calif.) had the remaining finals appearance for the Pack, swimming in the 400 IM. Sannes blasted her preliminary-round time of 4:47.85 by over eight seconds, recording a finals time of 4:39.46 for a new collegiate record for the freshman.

Sydney Anderson (Fr., Garden Grove, Calif.), Taylor Wertz (Fr., Lamar Colo.) and Leila Zijadic (Fr., North Vancouver, B.C., Canada) also recorded new career high-water marks Friday. Anderson swam a time of 1:02.31 in the 100 back, while Wertz posted a mark of 2:12.95 in the 200 free and Zijadic finished with a time of 1:15.01 in the 100 breast.

Through two days of the invitational, CSU-Pueblo has 100 points and sits in eighth place.

The Pack will wrap up the final day of competition at the Colorado Mesa Invitational 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.