PUEBLO, Colo. (February 9, 2016) – With victories in four of their five meets of 2016, the Colorado State University-Pueblo swimming & diving will carry momentum in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Championships, Feb 10.-13 in Grand Junction, Colo.
Picked fifth in the RMAC's preseason poll, the Pack will try to sneak into the winners circle as a dark horse. CSU-Pueblo has head-to-head victories over conference foes Adams State University, and University of Nebraska-Kearney. A narrow loss in a meet against Colorado School of Mines, could be overcome at the conference meet by the inclusion of diving as the Pack tries to surprise some people.
The Pack will also return to a pool they know very well for the RMAC Championships. CSU-Pueblo set 13 school records at El Pomar Natatorium at Colorado Mesa University during the CMU invite Nov. 19-21.
April McDonough (So., Frisco, Texas), and Samantha Sannes (So., Torrance, Calif.) currently hold national B cut times. They would like to improve these times and earn an invitation to the NCAA Division II meet. Sannes has won an event at eight consecutive meets.
Emily Foster (Sr., Santa Barbara, Calif.) will be the only senior competing for the Pack. Foster has won an event at eight consecutive meets and holds the Pack's record at every distance in the breaststroke.
Kristina Chang (Fr., Missouri City, Texas) Magdalena Contreras-Gomez (So., San Luis Potosi, Mexico), Clarissa Gardella (Jr., Bakersfield, Calif. Arianna Rohde (Fr., Anchorage, Alaska) all set school records in Grand Junction, Colo. earlier this season. They will look to break those records this week at the RMAC Championships.
Hear what Foster had to say about this week's RMAC Championships and her career at CSU-Pueblo in the video above. Click Here to see Head Coach Brian Pearson's video comments about the upcoming RMAC Championships.
As a member of the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference, Colorado State University – Pueblo competes in 22 varsity sports in NCAA Division II intercollegiate athletics.