GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (February 13, 2016) – In their final team meet of 2015-16, the Colorado State University-Pueblo swimming & diving team raced their way to a sixth place finish at the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Championships. The Pack collected 246 points over the four-day event, won by California Baptist University.
Over the course of the RMAC Championships, Pack swimmers set 10 new school records. Three of these new benchmarks came on the final day of competition.
In what may be her final individual race as a member of the Pack swim team, senior Emily Foster (Santa Barbara, Calif.) sprinted to a school record time of 2:28.57 in the 200 yard breaststroke. Foster's record breaking performance marked her second school record of the meet.
Arianna Rohde (Fr., Anchorage, Alaska)wrapped up her freshman campaign with personal-best of 2:08.98 in the 200 yard backstroke. Rohde's time eclipsed the previous program record by over a second.
The Pack delivered one more school record in the final event of the meet, the 400 yard freestyle. Foster teamed up with Samantha Sannes (So., Torrance, Calif.), Clarissa Gardella (Jr., Bakersfield, Calif.), April McDonough (So., Frisco Texas) to set a Pack record time of 3:45.04. This relay swim shaved .03 seconds off the previous school benchmark.
Wrapping up their second season as a program, CSU-Pueblo swimming & diving earned their first win and went on to claim five victories in 2015-16. The Pack established school records in 19 events during their sophomore campaign.
Sannes and McDonough hold national B cut times. They will await an invitation to compete at the 2016 NCAA Division National Championships, which will be held March 8-12 in Indianapolis, Ind.
As a member of the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference, Colorado State University – Pueblo competes in 22 varsity sports in NCAA Division II intercollegiate athletics.