ThunderWolves plunged in RMAC loss to Western State

ThunderWolves plunged in RMAC loss to Western State

GUNNISON, Colo. (November 18, 2016) – Colorado State University-Pueblo Swimming and Diving collected four individual wins in a Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference dual meet at Western State Colorado University  Friday. The Pack wound up on the short end of a 136.5-96.5 final score.

Sophomore diver Stefany Busch (Carlsbad, Calif.)earned her first win of the 2016-17 season. Busch took first place with a score of 180.75 in the short form one meter. Busch claimed first a year ago on the road against the Mountaineers as well. Busch took second in the long form one meter diving with a score of 385.85.

Freshman, Kortney Spencer (Pueblo, Colo.) shared second place with Western's Jessica Anderson. Spencer scored 175.40 points with her dives and brought 3.5 points back to the Pack. With a third place finish in the long form diving, Spencer brought 6.5 total points to the Pack.

Sophomore Jade Irick (Idaho Falls, Idaho) grabbed her first top finish of the 2016-17 season. Irick won the 100 butterfly in a time of 1:02.41, outdueling her competition by 0.47 seconds in a close race. The sophomore came back and took fourth in the 50 free (26.69). Irick also helped the Pack's 200 freestyle relay took a second place finish in a time of 1:44.82.

April McDonough (Jr., Frisco, Texas)collected her third win of the season against Western State. McDonough won the 1000 freestyle with a time of 11:23.33. The Pack's captain bested the field by over 10.5 seconds. McDonough returned later in the meet to take second in the 500 Free with a time of 5:41.88. She also swam the second leg of the Pack's 200 free relay team. Phoebe Pontious (Fr., Caledonia, Mich.), and Clarissa Gardella (Sr., Bakersfield, Calif.) rounded out the 200 free relay for the Pack that brought CSU-Pueblo four points.

Arianna Rohde (So., Anchorage, Alaska) dominated the field in the 100 backstroke. Rohde touched the wall in a time of 1:02.30. Her time beat the field by over three seconds. Rohde now has four wins in 2016-17.

Pontious took second in the 100 free with a time of 56.67. She also notched third place in the 50 free (26.17).

CSU-Pueblo now stands 1-4 overall with a 1-3 record in RMAC duals. Two of the Pack's losses have come to the Mountaineers.

The ThunderWolves will take a week off for the Thanksgiving holiday. CSU-Pueblo swimming & diving will return to competition Dec. 1-3 at the CMU Invite 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