Swimming & Diving concludes competition at Colorado Mesa Invitational

Swimming & Diving concludes competition at Colorado Mesa Invitational

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (December 6, 2014) – The Colorado State University-Pueblo swimming and diving team closed out its weekend at the Colorado Mesa Invitational, Saturday, finishing the three-day event in eighth place with a total of 125 points.

The ThunderWolves recorded more solid times Saturday as six swimmers recorded season-best times. CSU-Pueblo also had three participants reach the finals of their respective events.

Samantha Sannes (Fr., Torrance, Calif.) had the Pack's highest finish of the day, coming in eighth in the 1650 free with a new season-best time of 18:04.78.

In the 200 breaststroke, Emily Foster (Jr., Santa Barbara, Calif.) and Leila Zijadic (Fr., North Vancouver, B.C., Canada) both reached the finals after posting times of 2:37.53 and 2:34.51, respectively in the prelims. Both Foster and Zijadic improved on their times in the finals, with Foster touching the wall in a new season-best mark of 2:32.75 and Zijadic finishing in 2:33.76, also a season-best.

The final CSU-Pueblo swimmer to reach the finals was Magdalena Contreras-Gomez (Fr., Austin, Texas). The freshman used a season-low time of 2:14.90 in the prelims of the 200 butterfly to earn a spot in the finals where she swam a mark of 2:17.19.

In the 100 free, April McDonough (Fr., Frisco, Texas) had the best time for the ThunderWolves, touching the wall in 55.84. Kayla Strohmeyer (Fr., Round Rock, Texas) improved her season-best time by registering a final clocking of 1:00.82.

In the 200 back, Sydney Anderson (Fr., Garden Grove, Calif.) posted her lowest time of the season, finishing in 2:15.32.

The Pack return to Pueblo for their final home meet of the 2014-15 season Friday against Colorado College. The meet will take place at Pueblo County High School and is scheduled to begin at 6 p.m.

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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.