Pack breaks 10 school records en route to 6th place finish at RMAC Championships

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LEWISVILLE, TEXAS Colorado State University-Pueblo Swimming & Diving set 10 school records at the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Championships. They finished sixth at the event.

As a team, the Pack scored 324 points. With their sixth place finish, the Pack improved by one spot over last year's result.

Phoebe Pontious (Jr., Caledonia, Mich.) broke the Pack's record in the 100 Free. Pontious touched the wall in a time of 53.28 in the prelims. In the finals, she took 13th in a time of 53.52. Freshman Julia Whitfield (Fr., Wichita, Kan.) bested Pontious in the final, taking 11th in a time of 53.41 Pontious and Whitfield swam the four fastest times in program history Saturday.

April McDonough (Sr., Frisco, Texas) matched the Pack's highest point total of the meet with a fifth place showing in the 1650 Free. McDonough swam a time of 17:59.71. This time was McDonough's fastest mile of her career and the fourth fastest in program history.

In the 200 Back, Natalie Rotondo (Fr., Aurora, Colo.) placed 10th with a time of 2:06.37. Rotondo's time ranks second all-time in program history. Arianna Rohde (Sr., Anchorage, Alaska) claimed 12th in a time of 2:08.41, the fourth fastest time in program history.

The Pack also set a school record in the 400 Free Relay. Whitfield, Pontious, McDonough, and Rotondo posted a time of 3:38.55. The quartet beat their previous school record by one second.

Madison Ortega (Fr., Pueblo West, Colo.) placed seventh in the three meter dive with a score of 252.85. Competing in her final event, Jade Irick (Sr., Idaho Falls, Idaho) took eighth with a score of 243.30.

In her final race, Leila Zijadic (Sr., North Vancouver, B.C.) took 25th in the 200 Breaststroke with a time of 2:35.70.