McDonough collects a pair of wins to lead ThunderWolves at UNC

McDonough collects a pair of wins to lead ThunderWolves at UNC

GREELEY, Colo. (January 24, 2015)April McDonough (Fr., Frisco, Texas) recorded two first-place finishes against the University of Northern Colorado Saturday in the final regular season dual meet for the Colorado State University-Pueblo swimming and diving squad. The Bears earned the victory, defeating the ThunderWolves (0-9), 127-56.

McDonough's two victories were her 12th and 13th first-place finishes of the season, which leads the team. The freshman outdistanced the competition by over five seconds to win the 200 freestyle with a time of 1:55.90. McDonough also won the 500 freestyle, touching the wall in 5:23.64.

Samantha Sannes (Fr., Torrance, Calif.) collected CSU-Pueblo's lone second-place time of the day, touching the wall in a time of 11:05.16 in the 1000 freestyle.

Emily Foster (Jr., Santa Barbara, Calif.) registered third-place finishes in the 100 freestyle and 200 breaststroke. Foster recorded a time of 59.74 in the 100 freestyle and a mark of 2:38.29 in the 200 breaststroke.

Magdalena Contreras-Gomez (Fr., Austin, Texas) and Taylor Wertz (Fr., Lamar, Colo.) each posted a third-place finish. Contreras-Gomez notched a time of 2:20.68 to finish third in the 200 butterfly, while Wertz recorded a third-place mark of 27.68 in the 50 freestyle.

The ThunderWolves finished third in both relays. In the 200 freestyle relay, the quartet of Wertz, Contreras-Gomez, Foster and McDonough finished with a time of 1:48.25, which was just under five seconds behind the winning team. The team of McDonough, Sannes, Deanna Harrison (Fr., Orlando, Fla.) and Wertz posted a mark of 4:03.10 to finish third in the 400 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.