KEARNEY, Neb. (January 29, 2016) – Colorado State University-Pueblo swimming & diving earned its third win in the month of January with a 138-92 victory over the University of Nebraska-Kearney in a double dual meet. However, the Pack could not get past Division I foe, University of Northern Colorado, as the Bears beat the ThunderWolves 178-62.
Pack swimmer bested Loper athletes in nine of the 13 events held at Friday's meet. In four of these events, more than one Pack swimmer beat a UNK swimmer to the wall. The ThunderWolves have now collected four wins this season.
The Pack's top overall finish came courtesy of April McDonough (So., Frisco, Texas) who scored second place points in the 200 yard freestyle with a time of 2:00.68. McDonough returned later to take fourth in the 100 free with a time of 56.72.
Samantha Sannes (So., Torrance, Calif.) topped UNK competitors in each of her three events. Sannes placed third in the 1,000 free (11:07.94), fourth in the 200 yard individual medley (2:21.29),and third in the 500 free (5:34.47).
Arianna Rohde (Fr., Anchorage, Alaska) claimed third place in each of her events. Rohde beat Loper swimmers in both the 200 yard backstroke (2:19.30), and the 200 yard butterfly (2:15.80).
CSU-Pueblo swimming & diving will compete in a second double dual Saturday at 10 a.m. when the meet the Lopers and Bears for round two. Saturday's meet will feature the 100 yard distances for each event. This meet will also be the ThunderWolves' final tune up before they compete in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Championships, Feb. 10-13 in Grand Junction, Colo.
As a member of the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference, Colorado State University – Pueblo competes in 22 varsity sports in NCAA Division II intercollegiate athletics