PUEBLO, Colo. (November 2, 2017) – Colorado State University-Pueblo Swimming & Diving will return home to the Sam Jones Aquatic Center at Massari Arena Friday when they face Adams State University at 5 p.m.
The young Pack team will try to earn its first win of the 2017-18 season. This dual meet would give the ThunderWolves their first Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference victory of the season.
CSU-Pueblo has enjoyed success against the Grizzlies in recent years. The ThunderWolves have won their last two duals vs. Adams State, beating them 103-98 at the Sam Jones Aquatic Center, last season. The Pack also defeated the Grizzlies 132-126 Dec. 5, 2015 to earn their first win in program history.
After a week off, the Pack will come into the pool fresh Friday. They last competed Oct. 21 at the USAFA Duals, taking losses to Air Force Academy, Colorado School of Mines, and Colorado Mesa University.
CSU-Pueblo posted the fourth fastest 200 medley relay time at the USAFA Duals. Jade Irick (Jr., Idaho Falls, Idaho), Kate Miller (Fr., Draper, Utah), Arianna Rohde (Jr., Anchorage, Alaska), and Phoebe Pontious (So., Caledonia, Mich.) came in fifth place with a time of 1:53.52.
Pontious' efforts over the first two weeks of the season earned her RMAC Swimmer of the Week honors Oct. 26. The sprint specialist earned a pair of wins in the Pack's home dual with Western State Colorado University. She took fifth in the 100 free (55.74) and sixth in the 50 free (25.31).
Rohde has also gotten off to a strong start this season. She won the 200 IM in the Pack's dual with the Mountaineers (2:17.05) and took second in the 100 fly (1:00.01). Rohde also placed fifth in the 100 back (1:01.59).
CSU-Pueblo freshman Sarah Fowler (Guymon, Okla.) placed in the top 10 in all of her events at the USAFA Duals. Fowler began her college career with a second place finish in the 200 IM (2:24.47). She also placed third in the 100 Free (58.21) 200 Free (2:05.41).
The Grizzlies are 0-1 this season. They lost to the Mavericks last weekend.
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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.