GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (February 8, 2017) – Colorado State University-Pueblo Swimming &Diving set two school records on day one of the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Championships. After one day of competition, the ThunderWolves sit seventh in the overall team standings.
Freshman Phoebe Pontious (Caledonia, Mich.) broke the school record in the 50 free twice Wednesday. Pontious swam a benchmark time of 24.85 in the preliminaries of the 50 free. Pontious' time eclipsed the previous record of 25.21 set by Clarissa Gardella (Sr., Bakersfield, Calif.).
In the 50 free finals, Pontious broke her own school record with a time of 24.80. She finished 21st overall.
The Pack finished the night with the second fastest time in school history in the 200 medley relay. The quartet of Arianna Rohde (So., Anchorage, Alaska), Torah Fisher (Fr., Estes Park, Colo.), Jade Irick (So., Idaho Falls, Idaho), and April McDonough (Jr., Frisco, Texas)clocked a time of 1:51.92 to finish in seventh place.
McDonough also placed 10th in the 1000 yard freestyle. She touched the wall in a time of 10:54.37 to earn seven points for the Pack.
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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