PUEBLO, Colo. (October 23, 2015) - Colorado State University-Pueblo swimming & diving will hit the road for the first time in their 2015-16 campaign when they hit the pool at the USAFA Invite in Colorado Springs, Colo. Saturday. The Pack will swim against conference foes Colorado Mesa University and Colorado School of Mines, as well as the Air Force Academy and North Dakota University.
The USAFA Invite begins at 1p.m. Keep up with the action by watching the meet live at the link below.
April McDonough (So., Frisco, Texas) looks to follow up her impressive season debut with another good outing at Air Force. McDonough earned high point woman honors by winning both the 100 and 200 freestyle events at the home dual versus Western State Colorado University Oct. 9. She also placed third in the 500m freestyle to secure 21 total points for the Pack. McDonough's time of 54.63 in the 100 freestyle broke her own school record.
Samantha Sannes (So., Torrance, Calif.) won the 1000 yard freestyle at the Pack's first-ever on-campus home meet. Sannes will try secure her second win of the season Saturday. Sannes currently holds the third fastest time in the country in the 1000 yard freestyle.
Arianna Rohde (Fr. Anchorage, Alaska) won her first collegiate race (100 Butterfly) at her first college meet with a time of 1:00.73. Magdalena Contreras-Gomez (So., San Luis Potosi, Mexico) will try to take back her crown as the team's top performer at this event. She finished just .21 seconds behind Rohde in the Pack's first 1-2 finish of the season.
"We're hoping to place some kids in the top three in each event, come back with an idea of how we're going to fit in the conference and hopefully a few school records," said head swimming coach Brian Pearson.
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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.