Pack Swimming returns from holiday break to compete at Austin College Invite

Pack Swimming returns from holiday break to compete at Austin College Invite

PUEBLO, Colo. (January 6, 2017) After almost a month away from the pool, Colorado State University-Pueblo Swimming & Diving dives back into competition Saturday at the Austin College Invite.

The Pack celebrated senior day in their last outing, but ultimately could not glide past Colorado College in a 169-112 dual loss. CSU-Pueblo began the year 1-4 in dual meets.

During that senior day, Malin Wallmon and Clarissa Gardella both competed in their final collegiate meets.  With both of these swimmers leaving, the Pack will look to its youngsters to step up.

Jade Irick (So., Idaho Falls, Idaho) will try to make waves. Irick earned her first win of the season against the Tigers, taking first place in the 50 Back (28.73).

Fellow sophomore Arianna Rohde (Anchorage, Alaska) enters the New Year after a strong performance in the meet against the Tigers. She won the 100 Back (1:01.44). She also took second in the 100 butterfly (1:01.29), and the 200 IM (2:21.83).

These two sophomores will look to lead the Pack to a good showing at the Austin College Invite. The ThunderWolves returned from break a year ago with a third place finish at the Citrus Classic.

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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