GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (February 9, 2017) – On day two of the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Championships, Colorado State University-Pueblo Swimming & Diving jumped up one spot in the team standings to sixth place overall. The Pack has 118 total points after two days of competition.
The ThunderWolves started the day with a seventh place finish in the 200 free relay. April McDonough (Jr., Frisco, Texas), Taylor Wetz (Jr., Lamar, Colo.), Jade Irick (So., Idaho Falls, Idaho), and Phoebe Pontious (Fr., Caledonia, Mich.) would team up to post the second fastest time in school history, 1:40.38.
Pontious continued her strong meet with the third fastest time in CSU-Pueblo history in the 100 fly. The freshman reached the wall in 58.63 to take 11th place. Arianna Rohde (So., Anchorage, Alaska) placed 18th with a time of 59.73. Irick clocked the seventh fastest time in school history in the 100 fly (1:00.03) to finish 19th. Wertz took 24th in a time of 1:00.03.
McDonough recorded the fifth- fastest time in school history in the 200 free. She took 15th place with a time of 1:57.56. Earlier in the day, she posted the fourth fastest time with a mark of 1:57.24 in the prelims.
The Pack delivered another strong medley relay time in the 400 medley relay. Irick, Pontious, and Rohde joined Torah Fisher (Fr., Estes Park, Colo.) to post the second-fastest time in school history (4:04.81).
In the women's one-meter diving event, freshman Kortney Spencer (Pueblo, Colo.) led the Pack with a ninth place finish, scoring 299.70. Sophomore Stefany Busch (Carlsbad, Calif.) totaled just .45 points less than Spencer to take 10th place.
Standing sixth after two days of competition, the Pack will try to move up one more spot on day three Friday. Events begin at 11 a.m. at the El Pomar Natatorium in Grand Junction, Colo.
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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