COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (December 12, 2015) – After earning their first win in program history, the Colorado State University-Pueblo swimming & diving team could not make it two in a row. The Colorado College Tigers edged the Pack Saturday, 153-140.
With the loss, CSU-Pueblo falls to 1-3 in duals this season. The ThunderWolves did claim first place in eight of the meet's 16 events.
April McDonough (So., Frisco, Texas) swam her way to first place in three events. McDonough sprinted past the competition in the 100-yard freestyle (55.68), the 200 free (2:02.95), and the 500 free (5:33.49). McDonough's 500 time stood 11 seconds better than the fastest Tiger.
Samantha Sannes (So., Torrance, Calif.) touched the wall first in a pair of events. Sannes stormed past the competition in the 1000 freestyle with a time of 11:14.77. This clip beat all other swimmers in the event by over a minute. Sannes also grabbed the top spot in the 400 individual medley (4:55.29).
Newcomer, Arianna Rohde (Fr., Anchorage, Alaska) torpedoed her way to first place in the 200-yard backstroke (2:17.45) and the 200 butterfly (2:18.96). Rohde's butterfly mark bested her closest competition by over six seconds.
Emily Foster (Sr., Santa Barbara, Calif.) topped her competition in the 100-yard breaststroke. Foster's time of 1:10.67 led her past a Colorado College swimmer by .51 seconds.
Following this eight-win performance, the Pack will enjoy a little holiday break before returning to the pool Jan. 2 in the Citrus Classic, held in Mesa Ariz. CSU-Pueblo swimming & diving returns home Jan. 8 with a dual against Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference foe, Colorado School of Mines at 6 p.m. in the Sam Jones Aquatic Center.
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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.