Pack swimming sinks competition at Colorado College Classic

Pack swimming sinks competition at Colorado College Classic

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (January 17, 2016) The Colorado State University-Pueblo swimming & diving team delivered its second win in its last three meets Sunday when they claimed first place in the Colorado College Classic. With 689 points, the Pack bested the five-team field, defeating their closest competition, Colorado College, by 39 points. 

After two victories on day one of the meet, Samantha Sannes (So., Torrance, Calif.) continued her success into day two. Sannes won the 400 yard individual medley with a time of 4:53.77, seven seconds better than her closest competition.

 April McDonough (So., Frisco, Texas) torpedoed her way to first place in the 200 freestyle. McDonough's time of 2:02.27 stood two seconds faster than the rest of the field.

 Senior, Emily Foster (Santa Barbara, Calif.) earned 20 points for the Pack with a win in the 200 yard breaststroke. Foster defeated her rivals by at least five seconds with a time of 2:35.27.  
Sannes returned to claim first place in the meet's final event, the 1650 swim. With a time of 18:31.10, Sannes completed her swim almost a minute faster than her fellow racers.  The sophomore accounted for 80 points single handedly as she won every individual event she participated in.

The Pack also topped the competition in the 200 yard freestyle relay. McDonough and Sannes joined Jade Irick (Fr., Idaho Falls, Idaho) and Clarissa Gardella (Jr., Bakersfield, Calif.) to post a time of 1:44.35 ranked as the third fastest time in school history.

With their victory, the Pack avenged a loss earlier in the season against Colorado College. CSU-Pueblo has now won three of its last five meets.

The ThunderWolves will try to keep their momentum going when they head to Kearney, Neb.  to compete against the University of Nebraska Kearney and the University of Northern Colorado Jan. 29-30.


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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.