Swimming & Diving celebrates seniors Saturday vs. Colorado College

Swimming & Diving celebrates seniors Saturday vs. Colorado College

PUEBLO, Colo. (December 9, 2016)   Two seniors will compete in their final meet Saturday when Colorado State University-Pueblo Swimming & Diving faces Colorado College in their home finale Saturday at 12 p.m. at the Sam Jones Aquatic Center in Massari Arena.

Clarissa Gardella (Bakersfield, Calif.) and Malin Wallmon (Stockholm, Sweden) will compete for the final time in their collegiate careers when the Tigers pay a visit to Pueblo.

Gardella holds the school's record in the 50 yard freestyle. She set this record with a time of 25.21 at the 2016 Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Championships. She has three of the five fastest times in the 50 free in school history. Gardella also swam the first leg of the Pack's 200 free style relay team that set a school record in a time of 1:39.93 at the RMAC championships. Gardella also shares school records in the 200 medley relay.

Wallmon ranks as the second fastest breaststroke swimmer in Pack history. Wallmon has also contributed to the school's relay efforts. Just last week, Wallmon swam the second leg of the Pack's 200 medley relay that swam the second fastest time in program history with a time of 1:52.66. In the Pack's last home meet against Adams State, Wallmon earned her first win in the 200 yard breaststroke.

As a team, the Pack enters the weekend 1-4 in dual meets. They are coming off of a seventh place finish at the CMU Invite.  The Pack had 11 top-5 times in program history at this meet.

CSU-Pueblo set a school record in the 400 free relay. April McDonough (Jr., Frisco, Texas), Angie Randall (Fr., Fairbanks, Alaska), Arianna Rohde (So., Anchorage, Alaska), and Phoebe Pontious (Fr., Caledonia, Mich.) touched the wall in a record time of 3:44.84.

Individually, Rohde posted three times that rank in the top five in school history at the CMU Invite. Rohde posted the fourth fastest time in school history in both the 100 backstroke (59.98) and the 200 backstroke (2:12.85), and fifth fastest time in the 100 butterfly (59.74).

The Pack competed against Colorado College in 2015-16. CSU-Pueblo lost a close meet 153-140. The ThunderWolves will look to avenge that loss and earn their first home victory 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