GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (February 11, 2015) – Colorado State University-Pueblo's April McDonough (Fr., Frisco, Texas) and Samantha Sannes (Fr., Torrance, Calif.) both recorded NCAA B cut times in the 1000 freestyle, highlighting day one of the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Swimming and Diving Championships for the ThunderWolves. After day one of the championships, the ThunderWolves sit in eighth place with a team total of 24 points.
In the first finals event of the championships, McDonough and Sannes both recorded top-10 times in the 1000 freestyle. McDonough swam an altitude-adjusted time of 10:24.83, besting the NCAA B standard by over seven seconds to finish in fifth place. Sannes followed with an altitude-adjusted mark of 10:32.05 to place 10th in the event. McDonough's time ranks in the top-25 nationally this season, while Sannes' mark ranks in the top 40.
In the 200 individual medley, Sannes placed 11th in the preliminary round with a time of 2:11.41 to qualify for the finals. In the finals, the freshman notched a time of 2:11.89 to finish in 14th place.
The RMAC Swimming and Diving Championships continue Thursday at Colorado Mesa University's El Pomar Natatorium. The day begins with the 200 freestyle relay followed by the 400 individual medley, 100 butterfly, 200 freestyle and 400 medley relay.
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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.