Pack Swimming & Diving Begins 2016 at Citrus Classic

Pack Swimming & Diving Begins 2016 at Citrus Classic

PUEBLO, Colo.  (January  1, 2016) The Colorado State University-Pueblo swimming & diving team will look to make a splash in 2016 as they compete in their first meet of the new year, the Citrus Classic. Held in Mesa, Ariz., the Citrus Classic will see a variety of schools competing including Division I programs and international squads.

The Pack picked up their first dual win in 2015. Although the Citrus Classic will not be a dual meet, the Pack will still try to build momentum for upcoming Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference competition.

Sophomore April McDonough., Frisco, Texas) earned RMAC Swimmer of the Week honors following her last meet at Colorado College. McDonough became the first Pack swimmer to win this award in program history, thanks to wins in the 100, 200, and 500 freestyle events.

Samantha Sannes (So., Torrance, Calif.) holds a B Cut time entering the second half of the season. Sannes owns a B cut time of 17:29.30 in the mile swim and hopes it will lead her to nationals in 2016.

Emily Foster (Sr., Santa Barbara, Calif.), Magdalena Contreras-Gomez (So., San Luis Potosi, Mexico) and Arianna Rohde (Fr., Anchorage, Alaska) attacked the schools' record book in the first half of the season. These three swimmers will try to continue their momentum into 2016.

The Pack will return home following the Citrus Classis for a pair meets. CSU-Pueblo will face Colorado School of Mines Friday Jan.8 at 6 p.m. The ThunderWolves will host their final home meet of the 2015-16 season when Adams State pays the Pack a visit Jan. 9 at 11 a.m.

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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