PUEBLO, Colo. (November 30, 2016) – Colorado State University-Pueblo Swimming & Diving will compete at the CMU Invite for the third consecutive season. The Pack's first multi-day meet runs from Thursday Dec. 1 through Saturday Dec. 3 in Grand Junction, Colo.
Over the past two seasons, 19 CSU-Pueblo school records have been set at the El Pomar Natatorium where the CMU Invite will be held. A total of 21 top five marks have been recorded at the CMU Invite.
The ThunderWolves have a 1-4 record in dual meets this season. CSU-Pueblo stands 1-3 in Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference duals. Several RMAC teams are expected to compete at the CMU Invite, including Adams State University, Colorado School of Mines, Colorado Mesa University, and Western State Colorado University.
Junior April McDonough (Frisco, Texas) has set three school records in the El Pomar Natatorium. The Pack's co-captain broke two school records at last year's CMU Invite, touching the wall with benchmark times in the 100 free (53.75), and the 500 free (5:09.24). McDonough also swam a record time of 10:35.33 in Grand Junction, Colo. at the 2015 RMAC Championships.
McDonough has five individual wins in 2016-17. She claimed first place in the 500 free at Western State, the Pack's most recent meet, with a time of 11:23.33.
Arianna Rohde (So., Anchorage, Alaska) returns to the site of her record setting 200 backstroke performance at the 2016 RMAC Championships. Rohde reached the wall in a record time of 2:08.98.
She owns four individual victories in 2016-17. Rohde also posted four second place finishes in her first five meets of the season.
Jade Irick (So., Idaho Falls, Idaho) won her first race of the season in her last outing. Irick took first in the 100 butterfly with a time of 1:02.41.
Freshman Angie Randall (Fairbanks, Alaska) returns to the lineup after missing the Pack's last meet. Randall has achieved a career-best in every race she's swam in this season.
Diver Stefany Busch (So., Carlsbad, Calif.) has two wins this season, including a victory in the one meter short form at Western State with a score of 180.75. This score missed a school-record by less than 3.0 points.
After the CMU Invite, the Pack will return home to face Colorado College Dec. 10 at 12 p.m. This will be the ThunderWolves final home meet of 2016-17.
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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