PUEBLO, COLO. (December 11, 2015) – Following their first dual win in program history, the Colorado State University-Pueblo swimming & diving team will look to make it back-to-back victories as they visit Colorado College Saturday. The Pack defeated Adams State University last Saturday 132-126 to enter the winners circle for the first time in the two-year history of the program.
CSU-Pueblo claimed the victory with a big first place finish in the meet's last event, the 200 yard freestyle relay. The Pack also set three new school records in the win.
They will look to continue their momentum as they head north to compete against Division III opponent, Colorado College. The Tigers stand 1-2 in dual meets so far this season, however, the gave Colorado School of Mines all it could handle in a 149-139 loss last week.
The ThunderWolves will look to duplicate what their fellow Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference team did last week and knock off the Tigers. April McDonough (So. Frisco, Texas) and Samantha Sannes (So., Torrance, Calif.)currently hold B cut times nationally.
Sannes broke the pool record in the mile swim at Western State Dec.4. Sannes owns a B cut time of 17:29.30 in this event and hopes it will lead her to nationals.
McDonough holds the third fastest time in the RMAC in the 500 yard freestyle (5:04.24) and the fourth fastest time in the 1000 yard freestyle (10:29.10).
Magdalena Contreras-Gomez (So., San Luis Potosi, Mexico) has set school records at every distance in the butterfly stroke in her last two meets. Emily Foster (Sr., Santa Barbara, Calif.) has done the same in every breast stroke event.
The Pack will begin their competition with Colorado College at noon on Saturday. Hear what head coach Brian Pearson, McDonough and Contreras-Gomez had to say about last week's win and this week's meet in the video above.
CSU-Pueblo swimming & diving will take a holiday break following their meet with Colorado College. They return home to the Sam Jones Aquatic Center Jan.8 when they host Colorado Mines at 6 p.m.
As a member of the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference, Colorado State University – Pueblo competes in 22 varsity sports in NCAA Division II intercollegiate athletics