Pack swimmers sweep weekend series against UNK, fall to UNC in double dual

KEARNEY, Neb. (January 30, 2016) For the second day in a row, Colorado State University-Pueblo swimmers glided past University of Nebraska-Kearney, 137-91 to clinch their fifth win of the season. The Pack fell to Division I's Northern Colorado for the second consecutive day.

 With their weekend sweep of the Lopers, the Pack have now secured four meet victories in the month of January. After just one meet victory in the first three months of the season, Pack swimmers won an impressive nine of their 13 events against UNK.
 April McDonough (So. Frisco, Texas) torpedoed her way to three event victories against the Lopers. McDonough secured two second place finishes with runner up times in the 1,000 yard freestyle (11:08.76) and the 500 free (5:24.18). She took third overall in the 100 free with a time of 57.39.
 After two event wins over the Lopers on day one, Arianna Rohde (Fr., Anchorage, Alaska) helped the Pack beat UNK in the 100 backstroke with a time of 1:03.67, the second fastest overall time. Jade Irick (Fr., Idaho Falls, Idaho) came in third overall (1:04.30) as the Pack claimed a top-2 finish against the Lopers.

Rohde (1:02.01) and Irick (1:03.90) joined with Magdalena Contreras-Gomez (So., San Luis Potosi, Mexico) to sweep the top three spots in the 100 yard butterfly in their meet against the Lopers. Contreras-Gomez's time of 1:01.69 led the way for the Pack.

The trio of Rohde, Irick, and Contreras-Gomez helped the Pack to a second place finish in the 400 medley relay along with  Emiy Foster (Sr., Santa Barbara, Calif.). Foster also topped the Lopers in the 100 yard breaststroke (1:12.99).
Riding three event wins against the Lopers on day one, Samantha Sannes (So., Torrance, Calif.) led the Pack to victory in the 400 yard individual medley (4:57.03). Sannes returned to anchor the Pack to a second place finish in the 400 yard freestyle relay.
The Pack now own a 3-3 record in RMAC duals. They will clash with the Lopers again when both teams compete at the RMAC Championships Feb. 10-13 in Grand Junction, Colo.


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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.