Pack swimming & diving heads north for Colorado College Classic

PUEBLO, Colo.  (January  15, 2016) – Following a competitive dual last week against Colorado School of Mines, the Colorado State University-Pueblo swimming & diving team will try to get back in the win column at the Colorado College Classic, Jan.16-17. The Pack has won two of their last six meets including their first meet of 2016, the Citrus Classic.

CSU-Pueblo will compete against five teams at the Colorado College Classic, McMurray University, Colorado College, Adams State University, and club teams from Colorado State University and University of Colorado. The Pack competed against Colorado College in a dual on Dec.12, 2015, a 153-140 win for the Tigers.

The ThunderWolves have competed against their Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference rivals, Adams State, twice this season. The Pack knocked off Adams State in a dual meet Dec.5  for their first win in program history. CSU-Pueblo also outpointed Adams State at the Citrus Classic.

Pack Head Coach, Brian Pearson, said that his team will swim off events this weekend to keep themselves fresh.   Samantha Sannes (So., Torrance, Calif.), April McDonough (So. Frisco, Texas), and Emily Foster (Sr., Santa Barbara, Calif.) all won a race against Mines. Sannes and McDonough have claimed a first place finish at five consecutive meets. Foster has taken a first at four straight meets.

The Pack will compete at the Colorado College Classic all day Saturday and Sunday. CSU-Pueblo will have one final test, Jan. 29-30, before competing at the RMAC Championships Feb. 10-13 in Grand Junction, Colo.

Click on the above the picture to watch Coach Pearson, Jade Irick (Fr., Idaho Falls, Idaho) and Arianna Rohde (Fr., Anchorage, Alaska) preview this weekend's meet. Irick and Rohde also discuss what brought them to CSU-Pueblo.

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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