COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (January 19, 2016) – After dominating the competition at the Colorado College Classic, Colorado State University-Pueblo's Samantha Sannes (So., Torrance, Calif.) received Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Women's Swimmer of the Week honors. Sannes earned first place in five events this week as she helped the Pack win the Colorado College Classic.
Sannes began her weekend with a win in the 200 yard individual medley. Her time of 2:16.64 topped her closest competition by four seconds and ranks as the fifth fastest time in school history.
Later on day one of the event, Sannes claimed another win in the 500 freestyle. Sannes' clip of 5:24.62 stood six seconds faster than the second place finisher, teammate April McDonough (So.,Frisco, Texas), as they gave the Pack a 1-2 finish.
The California native capped her first day of competition by helping the Pack to a win in the women's 200 yard freestyle relay. Swimming the third leg of her relay team, Sannes' split of 26.02 guided the Pack to their third fastest event time in school history.
On day two of the meet, Sannes picked up right where she left off with a first place finish in the 400 IM (4:53.77). This time gave Sannes a six second wait before the next competitor finished her swim.
In her final race of the meet, Sannes touched the wall with a time of 18:31.10 in the 1650 swim. Sannes outfoxed all others racers by 49 seconds. She currently has a B Cut time in the mile swim of 17:29.30, the 35th fastest time in the country.
With this award, Sannes becomes the second Pack competitor to receive RMAC Swimmer of the Week honors. McDonough received this honor Dec. 15. Sannes earned this honor for the first time in her career. Because of her efforts, CSU-Pueblo has won three of its last five meets.
Sannes and the rest of the Pack swimming & diving team returns to the pool this Friday when they compete at the University of Nebraska-Kearney, beginning at 5 p.m. This two day meet will continue Saturday as the Pack will also compete against the University of Northern Colorado.
As a member of the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference, Colorado State University – Pueblo competes in 22 varsity sports in NCAA Division II intercollegiate athletics