CSU-Pueblo battled Western State in first on-campus meet in ThunderWolves history

CSU-Pueblo battled Western State in first on-campus meet in ThunderWolves history


PUEBLO, Colo. (October 9, 2015) – The Colorado State University-Pueblo ThunderWolves made history Friday when they hosted their first ever on-campus dual meet. A packed house of fans flocked to the Sam Jones Aquatic Center to see the Pack host Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference foe, the Western State Colorado University Mountaineers. In the end, Western State walked away with a 147-76 win.

Sophomore Samantha Sannes (Torrance, Calif.) earned the ThunderWolves' first on-campus win in the meet's second event. Sannes slashed her way to first place in the 1000m freestyle, with a time of 10:54.92.

Sophomore April McDonough (Fresco, Texas) finished as the high point woman of the meet to lead the way for CSU-Pueblo. McDonough totaled 21 total points for the ThunderWolves by touching the wall first in both the 100m and 200m freestyle events.

With a time of 54.61 in the 100M free, McDonough set a new program record, breaking her own mark of 54.77, set last season.

In CSU Pueblo's first-ever diving competition, redshirt freshman Stefany Busch (Carlsbad, Calif.) placed second.  Busch posted a mark of 319.15 through 11 dives.

Immediately following the diving, Arianna Rohde (Fr., Anchorage, Alaska) and Magdalena Contreras-Gomez (So., San Luis Potosi, Mexico) gave CSU-Pueblo its only one-two finish of the night. Rohde edged Contreras-Gomez by a quarter-of-a-second for her first collegiate win.

CSU-Pueblo Swimming & Diving is back in action Oct. 23 when they head north to compete USAFA Invite in Colorado Springs. The Sam Jones Aquatic Center will host its next meet Jan. 8.

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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.