Pack Swimming & Diving springs back into action at Colorado College Classic

Pack Swimming & Diving springs back into action at Colorado College Classic

PUEBLO, Colo. (January 20, 2017)   Following a dominating performance at the Austin College Invite, Colorado State University-Pueblo Swimming & Diving hopes to keep its momentum going at the Colorado College Classic. The Colorado College Classic will be a two-day event beginning Saturday at 10 a.m.

The Pack comes into this event two weeks removed from a dominating victory in its first meet of 2017. CSU-Pueblo won the Austin College Invite with 773 team points, nearly doubling up second place at 398. A ThunderWolf won 11 of the 16 events at the Austin College Invite.

Freshman Phoebe Pontious (Caledonia, Mich.) earned her first career Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Swimmer of the Week Award. Pontious won three individual events and anchored two relays to victory. She took first in the 50 freestyle (25.99), 100 butterfly  (1:02.64), and the 100 free (56:92). Pontious has five individual wins in her first year with the Pack.

April McDonough (Jr., Frisco, Texas) beat the field in three events at the Austin College Invite. McDonough won the 500 free (5:31.64), the 200 free (2:05.67), and 11:40.00.She now has a team-best 10 individual wins on the season.

Stefany Busch (So., Carlsbad, Calif.) won both diving events for the Pack at the Austin College Invite. Busch took the top spot in the one-meter competition with a 214.50 and followed it up with a victory in the three meter with a mark of 217.20. Busch owns four wins in five meets this season.

Sophomore, Arianna Rohde (So., Anchorage, Alaska) ranks second on the Pack with six individual event wins. She also has nine second place finishes in 2016-17. Rohde took first in the 200 butterfly (2:20.77) at the Austin College Invite.

The two-day meet will feature preliminaries on Saturday and finals on Sunday. Sunday's finals will begin at 9 a.m. at the Schlessman Natatorium.

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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