Pack Swimming & Diving wins four events in dual with New Mexico State

Pack Swimming & Diving wins four events in dual with New Mexico State

LAS CRUCES, N.M (October 22, 2016) –  In their second dual meet of the 2016-17 season, Colorado State University-Pueblo swimming & diving won four events against Division I opponent, New Mexico State University. Despite these four event victories, the Pack dropped the final score to the Aggies 187-99.

Freshman Phoebe Pontious (Caledonia, Mich.) earned one of the Pack's three individual victories. Pontious won the 100 butterfly with a time of 1:02.93. Pontious also swam the third leg of the Pack's 400 yard freestyle relay that claimed first place. Angie Randall (Fr., Fairbanks, Alaska), and captains Taylor Wertz (Jr., Lamar, Colo.) and April McDonough (Jr., Frisco, Texas)joined Pontious in victory in the 400 free relay with a time of 3:59.33.

Pontious also claimed fourth in the 50 free with a time of 25.62. Her time of 56.36 earned her fifth place in the 100 free.

After three second place finishes in her first meet of the season, Arianna Rohde (So., Anchorage, Alaska) nabbed her first win, taking first place in the 200 individual medley. Rohde's time of 2:20.49 brought nine points to the Pack. Rohde also seized second in the 200 butterfly (2:14.51) and fourth in the 200 backstroke (2:15.85).

McDonough took second in the 1000 free. Her time of 11:02.18 shaved four seconds off of her time from a week earlier when she won the 1000 free in the Pack's meet against Western State Colorado University. McDonough also placed fourth in the 100 free (56.16).

Stefany Busch (So., Carlsbad, Calif.) earned the Pack's first diving win of the season with a first place finish in the one meter diving competition. Busch scored 180.10 points to lead a Pack sweep of the medal places. Sophomore Lauren Smith (Apopka, Fla.)took second with a score of 176.45. Kortney Spencer (Fr., Pueblo, Colo.) claimed third (165.05).

Randall would also help the Pack sweep the top three spots in the 200 IM with a time of 2:32.90 that claimed second place. Senior Malin Wallmon (Stockholm, Sweden) took third place (2:43.46).

The Pack now stands 0-2 in dual meets in 2016-17.CSU-Pueblo will try to earn its first win of the season when they visit Colorado School of Mines, Friday Nov.4 at 5 p.m.

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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