GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (February 11, 2016) –On day two of the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Championships, Colorado State University- Pueblo swimmers shined. The Pack broke four school records on day two and have now set five new school records in the first two days of the event.
Samantha Sannes (So., Torrance, Calif.) broke the Pack's record in the 400 yard individual medley with a time of 4:35.53. Sannes' time also meets the national B cut standard and could earn her a trip to the NCAA Division II Championships. She also currently holds a B cut time in the 1650 swim.
Magdalena Contreras-Gomez (So., San Luis Potosi, Mexico) shattered her own school record in the 100 butterfly. Contreras-Gomez touched the wall with a time of 58.03 seconds to earn fourth place in the conference and 15 team points for the Pack. Contreras-Gomez beat her own school record by almost a second in the event.
Moments before Sannes swam to national B cut time, she helped the Pack break a school record in the 200 free relay. Joining Sannes were Clarissa Gardella (Jr., Bakersfield, Calif.), Jade Irick (Fr., Idaho Falls, Idaho) and April McDonough (So., Frisco Texas). This quartet finished the race with school record time of 1:39.93, beating the previous Pack best (1:41.19) by over a second.
The 200 free relay was not the first Pack record to fall during the RMAC Championships. CSU-Pueblo set a new school benchmark in the 200 medley relay. Arianna Rohde (Fr., Anchorage, Alaska), Emily Foster (Sr., Santa Barbara, Calif.), Contreras-Gomez and Gardella sprinted their way to a time of 1:48.46 and sixth place overall. This time also shaved almost five seconds off the previous school record.
In the final event of day two, the pack obliterated the school record in the 400 medley relay. Rohde, Foster, Contreras-Gomez, and McDonough attacked the record book with a time of 3:59.77. This beat the previous ThunderWolves benchmark by almost eight seconds.
As a member of the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference, Colorado State University – Pueblo competes in 22 varsity sports in NCAA Division II intercollegiate athletics