GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (February 14, 2015) – The Colorado State University-Pueblo swimming and diving squad wrapped up competition at the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Swimming and Diving Championships Saturday at Colorado Mesa's El Pomar Natatorium. The ThunderWolves concluded the four-day event in seventh place with a team total of 184.
Samantha Sannes (Fr., Torrance, Calif.) highlighted the final day of competition for the Pack. The freshman had the highest finish of the championships, placing second in the 1650 freestyle. Sannes recorded an NCAA B cut time, touching the wall in an altitude-adjusted time of 17:12.48. It was Sannes' third NCAA cut time at the championships.
Emily Foster (Jr., Santa Barbara, Calif.) qualified for the finals in the 200 breaststroke. The junior finished third in the B final with a time of 2:29.54.
In the A final of the 400 freestyle relay, the ThunderWolves' quartet of Foster, Taylor Wertz (Fr., Lamar, Colo.), Magdalena Contreras-Gomez (Fr., Austin, Texas) and April McDonough (Fr., Frisco, Texas) placed eighth with a time of 3:46.08.
RMAC Swimming and Diving Championships Awards
Freshman of the year – Alexis Divelbess – Adams State
Swimmer of the Year – Mary Hanson – California Baptist
Diver of the Year – Lauren Skinner – California Baptist
Coach of the Year – Rick Rowland – California Baptist, Nate Rothman – Colorado Mines
Swimmer of the Meet – Mary Hanson and Alena Rumianceva – California Baptist
Diver of the Meet – Lauren Skinner
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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.