GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (November 21, 2015) –After three full days of competition at the CMU Invite, the Colorado State University-Pueblo swimming and diving team earned a fifth place finish with 389 team points. With this score, the Pack bested conference foe Adams State University.
The ThunderWolves set another five school records on Saturday. As a team, CSU-Pueblo swimmers collected 11 new school records during the three day competition.
April McDonough (So., Frisco, Texas) broke her own CSU-Pueblo record in the 100 yard freestyle with a time of 53.75. McDonough shaved nearly a full second off of her personal best as she won the B heat.
Another school record fell when Emily Foster (Sr., Santa Barbara, Calif.) broke her own record in the 200 breaststoke (2:28.70). Foster eclipsed her previous best by almost a full second to pick up the win in the B heat.
After breaking her own Pack record in the 100 butterfly, Magdalena Contreras Gomez etched her name in the record book again in the 200 butterfly (2:12.41). Contreras Gomez knocked another half second off of her previous record in the event to snag eighth place for the Pack. Foster and McDonough also set two school records each this weekend.
Arianna Rohde (Fr., Anchorage, Alaska) torpedoed her way to a school record in the 200 yard backstroke (2:10.06). Rohde's time shattered the old Pack benchmark by over five seconds and secured Rohde a fifth place finish.
In the mile swim, Samantha Sannes (So., Torrance, Calif.) showcased her endurance with a second place finish. Sannes' time of 17:49.30 earned the Pack 17 points and ranks as the second fastest time in school history.
The final record of the weekend came in the 400 freestyle relay. Kristina Chang (Fr., Missouri City, Texas) joined Foster, McDonough, and Sannes to claim a school record time 3:45.07, besting the old record by a second.
With 11 new times entered into the record books this weekend, the Pack will try to continue to build momentum the rest of the season. They will visit conference opponent Western State College Dec. 5
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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.