LEWISVILLE, Texas (February 16, 2018) – Colorado State University-Pueblo Swimming & Diving claimed seventh place at the Rocky Mountain Athletic Championships with 163 points.
Phoebe Pontious (So., Caledonia, Mich.) swam the third and fourth fastest 100 free times in program. Pontious started her day with a 53.94 in the 100 free prelims. She came back with a 54.00 in the finals to take 18th place.
Arianna Rohde (Jr., Anchorage, Alaska) continued her strong RMAC Championships. Rohde swam the second fastest 200 back time in school history with a time of 2:09.85. She finished 14th to claim three points for the Pack. Rohde was the Pack's top point scorer with 20 individual points. Jade Irick (Jr., Idaho Falls, Idaho) placed 19th in the 200 back (2:15.70).
Deanna Harrison (R-Jr., Orlando, Fla.) earned the Pack's best finish in the 1650 swim with a time of 20:03.69, good for 17th place. Leila Zijadic (R-Jr., North Vancouver, B.C.) placed 18th in the 200 breast with a time of 2:32.74.
The Pack placed eighth in the meet's final event the 400 free relay. Taylor Wertz (Sr., Lamar, Colo.), Bristyn Croswhite (Fr., Tempe, Ariz.), Olivia Cauley (R-So., Pueblo, Colo.), and Rohde posted a time of 3:48.19 to score 22 points.
CSU-Pueblo set three school records at the RMAC Championships. The Pack had 12 times that rank in the top five in school 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.