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Updated: Tuesday 11/05/2012 09:55:55 (ET)
by Mitch Wigness, UND Media Relations
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LAWRENCE, Kan.-- The University of North Dakota women's swimming and diving team trails both host Kansas and TCU-- teams from the Big 12 Conference-- after day one of a two-day double dual at Robinson Natitorium. The UND women trail the Jayhawks 153-32 and TCU has a 150-35 edge through the first day of competition while TCU leads the UND men 123-63.

"We had some good swims, especially our guys I thought swam pretty well," UND head coach Steve Parsons said following day one. "We've just got to clean up a few things. Strategy-wise, I thought we were getting out a little bit slow in some of our races and we talked with them about that and challenged them tomorrow to take that next step. I thought we competed pretty well with TCU and stepped up and held our own in the events that we should have."

Adam Gannon was runner-up in the 100 breaststroke with a 58.44 clocking. Austin Smith was close behind in 59.01 and Ian Ballantyne followed in 1:01.98. Aaron Chanas-LaRue won the 200 freestyle as UND went one-two in the event. Chanas-LaRue's time (1:42.76) easily paced the field while George Philbin touched in 1:44.95.

Chanas-LaRue would later grab second place in the 1000 free with a 9:45.09 swim. Wes Schultz was the top UND placer in the 50 free (22.19), good for third place.  Gannon swam the 200 IM in 1:57.95 for a second place in that event.

Richard Eberle led the trio of UND divers with a score of 283.30 from the one-meter board. That score was just under six points off the winning score etched by TCU's Ricky Bradley and was good for second place ahead of teammates Andrew Germain (265.15) and Clayton Metcalf (262.05).

The 200 free relay squad picked-up a second place finish, touching in 1:27.03. The 400 medley relay wrapped day one for the men with a second-place 3:33.48 time.

"On the women's side, overall, we had a few good swims, more towards the end of the meet," Parsons said. "Just a little tentative on the races and not as aggressive as we need to be but I look for that to change tomorrow."

Camille Merwin took fifth in the 100 butterfly with a 1:08.37 time. Kelsey Richels was seventh in the 200 free with a team-leading time of 1:56.61. Veronica Medon was fifth in the 100 backstroke, going 59.29 in that event. Then, she went 2:12.09 in her 200 IM swim to grab seventh place.

The 400 medley relay finished out day one, going sub-four minutes (3:59.88) to take fifth place.

Action concludes Saturday at Robinson Natitorium with the first event slated for 10:00 a.m. Central.

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