PUEBLO, Colo. (November 29, 2017) – Colorado State University – Pueblo Swimming & Diving will compete for the first time in 27 days when the Pack challenges a seven-team field at the CMU Invite in the El Pomar Natatorium Thursday Nov. 30- Saturday Dec. 2.
The El Pomar Natatorium has been kind to the Pack over the years. In total, 22 current school records have been set at Colorado Mesa University's home pool, three of which came at the CMU Invite. CSU-Pueblo has posted 91 of the top five times/scores in school history at the El Pomar Natatorium including 23 at the CMU Invite.
Phoebe Pontious (So., Caledonia, Mich.) and Arianna Rohde (Jr., Anchorage, Alaska) have each set two of those records in Grand Junction, Colo. Pontious set school records in both the 50 free and 100 free at last year's RMAC Championships. She swam a record time of 24.80 in the 50 free and a program-best time of53.68 in the 100 free.
Rohde set a school-record with a time of 27.30 in the 50 back at the 2016 RMAC Championships. Her 2:08.98 in the 200 back set in the El Pomar Natatorium stands as the best time in school history.
Four Pack swimmers will get their first chance to set a school record at the CMU Invite. Olivia Cauley (R-So., Pueblo, Colo.), Bristyn Croswhite (Fr., Tempe, Ariz.), Shion Ienaga (Fr., Phoenix, Ariz.), and Kate Miller (Fr., Draper, Utah) will all compete in their first CMU Invite this weekend.
Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference foes Colorado Mesa, Colorado School of Mines, Adams State University, University of Nebraska-Kearney, Western State Colorado University will all be competing against the Pack. Future RMAC school Dixie State University rounds out the seven- team field.
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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.