PUEBLO, Colo. (January 22, 2015) – The Colorado State University-Pueblo swimming and diving squad concludes the regular season this weekend with road meets at Colorado School of Mines and Northern Colorado University. The ThunderWolves will swim against the Orediggers Friday at 7 p.m., while the meet versus the Division I Bears will get under way Saturday at noon.
A look at the ThunderWolves
CSU-Pueblo most recently competed in the Colorado College Classic last weekend, finishing fourth out of six teams with a point total of 430. Samantha Sannes (Fr., Torrance, Calif.) highlighted the weekend for the ThunderWolves, recording first-place finishes in four events.
Sannes has been the Pack's hottest swimmer lately. In addition to her four wins last weekend at the Colorado College Classic, Sannes has eight other first-place finishes this season to lead the team. The freshman has the fifth-fastest time in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference this season in the 1650 freestyle with an altitude-adjusted mark of 17:44.78. Sannes also owns top-10 RMAC times in the 400 individual medley (8th/4:34.46 (a)) and 1000 freestyle (10th/10:48.63 (a)).
April McDonough (Fr., Frisco, Texas) is second on the ThunderWolves with 11 first-place finishes this season. The freshman has the sixth-fastest 1000 freestyle in the conference with an altitude-adjusted mark of 10:35.69.
Emily Foster (Jr., Santa Barbara, Calif.) owns the RMAC's seventh-fastest time in the 100 breaststroke at 1:08.50 (a). Foster has placed first in the 100 breaststroke at four different meets this season.
Magdalena Contreras-Gomez (Fr., Austin, Texas) has one win this season, touching the wall first in the 100 butterfly Nov. 7 versus Colorado Mines.
CSU-Pueblo has top-10 RMAC times in the 400 (8th) and 800 (7th) freestyle relay. In the 400 freestyle relay, the ThunderWolves' quartet of Taylor Wertz (Fr., Lamar, Colo.), Deanna Harrison (Fr., Orlando, Fla.), Sannes and McDonough have an altitude-adjusted time of 3:58.10. McDonough, Foster, Leila Zijadic (Fr., North Vancouver, B.C., Canada) and Sannes have teamed up to notch an altitude-adjusted mark of 8:43.41 in the 800 freestyle relay.
The ThunderWolves will next take part in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Championships at Colorado Mesa University. The four-day event begins Feb. 11 and runs through Feb. 14.
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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.