COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (January 21, 2018) – Colorado State University-Pueblo Swimming & Diving claimed fifth place in an eight–team field at the Colorado Classic. The Pack scored 281 points in the two-day meet at the Schlessman Natatorium.
Arianna Rohde (Jr., Anchorage, Alaska) was the Pack's top individual point earner for the meet. Rohde scored four points in her first event the 200 individual medley. Rohde took 13th with a time of 2:23.26 to get the Pack on the board. Later on day one, Rohde took seventh in the 100 fly. Rohde reached the wall in a time of 1:01.21 for the Pack' top individual finish of the day.
Rohde returned on day two to Pack's top individual finish of the meet. She took third place in the 100 back. The junior posted a time of 1:02.01 to bring 16 points to the Pack. Over the two day event, Rohde collected 32 individual points for the Pack.
Jade Irick (Jr., Idaho Falls, Idaho) earned a top 10 finish in the 100 back. Irick's time of 1:05.40 earned nine points for the Pack. She also scored five points with a 12th place finish in the 200 back (2:25.93).
Shion Ienaga (Fr., Phoenix, Ariz.) placed fourth in the 1650 swim with a time of 21:40.02. Ienaga scored 15 points in the event and two more in the 200 breast with a 15th place showing (2:57.93).
The 1650 was the Pack's highest scoring event with 54 points. Hannah Plummer (Jr., Arvada, Colo.) took fifth in the 1650 (22:03.28). Deanna Harrison (R-Jr., Orlando, Fla.) claimed sixth (22:15.14). Tracey Williams (Jr., Pueblo, Colo.) took seventh (24:47.62).
Kate Miller (Fr., Draper, Utah) scored one point in the 100 breast (1:16.08). Miller placed 12th in the 500 free (5:48.72) for five more points.
The Pack will return to Pueblo for the final home meet of the season Saturday, Jan. 27 when they face University of Northern Colorado. The meet will start at 3 p.m. in the Sam Jones Aquatic Center.
Saturday's meet will also be senior day. The Pack will recognize the accomplishments of seniors Taylor Wertz (Lamar, Colo.) and Abbey Cira (Pueblo, Colo.). Wertz and Cira are the first two 4-year athletes in program history.
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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.