ThunderWolves swimming & diving scuttles at Mines

ThunderWolves swimming & diving scuttles at Mines

GOLDEN, Colo. (November 4, 2016)  Colorado State University-Pueblo Swimming & Diving could not upset the Colorado School of Mines Orediggers in a road Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference dual. The Pack scored 68 points compared to 133 points for Mines.

Though the ThunderWolves could not earn a first place finish Friday, they claimed six silver medals in 11 events. Four Pack athletes earned third place in their meet with the Orediggers.

Co-Captain April McDonough (Jr., Frisco, Texas) took home two of the pack's second place finishes. McDonough placed second in the 1650 swim with a time of 18:53.18. After swimming a mile, McDonough returned to touch the wall in second place with a season-best time of 5:26.90 in the 500 free.

McDonough also swam the second leg of the 200 freestyle relay  team that would take second place in a time of 1:47.85. Phoebe Pontious (Fr., Caledonia, Mich.), Kaitlin Hoffman (Fr., Aurora, Colo.), and Clarissa Gardella (Bakersfield, Calif.) rounded out that relay for the Pack.

After earning a win in each of first two collegiate meets, Pontious made a splash with two more second place finishes. Pontious reached the wall with a time of 25.78 in the 50 free. She also took home second in the 100 butterfly (1:01.58). Pontious scored eight individual points for the Pack.

Arianna Rohde (So., Anchorage, Alaska) recorded her fourth second place finish of the season with a time 1:02.35 in the 100 yard backstroke. Rohde has at least a second place finish in each of her meets this season.

Senior Malin Wallmon (Stockholm, Sweden)  swam her way to second place in the 100 yard breaststroke. Wallmon's time of 1:14.53 led the way for three ThunderWolves who scored in the event. Gardella took third (1:18.89) while freshman Torah Fisher (Estes Park, Colo.) claimed fourth (1:19.57).

Jade Irick (So., Idaho Falls, Idaho) earned two third place finishes. Irick recorded a time of 1:02.70 in the 100 fly and a time of 1:04.81 in the 100 back. She also earned one point for fourth place in the 50 free (26.09).

Tracey Williams (So., Pueblo, Colo.) earned the Pack's final third place finish in the mile swim. She earned bronze with a time of 22:21.91.  

The Pack now holds an 0-3 record on the season. They will return home next weekend to host Adams State University at 1 p.m. in the Sam Jones Aquatic Center Saturday, Nov. 12. CSU-Pueblo earned its first win in program history with a victory over the Grizzlies on Dec. 5, 2015.

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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