GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (February 12, 2015) – Colorado State University-Pueblo Swimming and Diving freshman Samantha Sannes (Torrance, Calif.) recorded her second NCAA B cut time in as many days to lead the ThunderWolves on day two of the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Swimming and Diving Championships at Colorado Mesa's El Pomar Natatorium.
CSU-Pueblo moved up one spot in the team standings on day two, passing Nebraska Kearney into seventh place. The Pack recorded 60 team points Thursday to bring their two-day total to 84. The ThunderWolves trail sixth place Western State by just 23 points and fifth place Adams State by 35 tallies.
After registering a NCAA B cut time in the 1000 freestyle on day one, Sannes recorded a B cut time in the 400 individual medley Thursday. The freshman touched the wall in a new personal-best time of 4:35.60 to place second in the B final. Sannes' altitude-adjusted mark bested the B cut standard by two seconds. Magdalena Contreras-Gomez (Fr., Austin, Texas) also notched a personal-best time in the 400 IM, placing seventh in the B final with a mark of 4:53.94.
In the 200 freestyle, April McDonough (Fr., Frisco, Texas) advanced to the finals where she placed fifth in the B final with a time of 1:56.80. McDonough's time was her second best mark of the season in the event.
The ThunderWolves' quartet of Deanna Harrison (Fr., Orlando, Fla.), Emily Foster (Jr., Santa Barbara, Calif.), Sannes and Taylor Wertz (Fr., Lamar, Colo.) placed seventh in the A final of the 400 medley relay after tallying a time of 4:14.05.
The RMAC Swimming and Diving Championships continue Friday. Day three begins with the preliminary rounds at 9:30 a.m. and concludes with the finals, which get under way at 5:00 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.