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Updated: Thursday 01/10/2014 02:17:14 (ET)
by UNDsports.com
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GRAND FORKS, N.D.-- The University of North Dakota swimming and diving teams return to competition with a two-day dual against Grand Canyon University Friday and Saturday at Hyslop Pool. Friday's diving starts at 3:00 p.m. with an 11:00 a.m. Saturday start.

WATCH IT LIVE
UNDsports.com will have a free video webcast available for Friday's action against Grand Canyon. Catch the diving portion beginning at 3:00 p.m. with the full meet to follow at 4:00 p.m. Matt Schill will provide commentary. Watch it here.

FOLLOW ALONG
If you can't make it to Hyslop or watch the webcast, you can still follow along with live results on desktop or mobile. The meet will be available on the MeetMobile app. Download it for free in the Google Play store or iTunes store. The live results can be found here.

WHAT'S AHEAD
UND will travel to Colorado Springs, Colo., and host Air Force for a four-team dual. The following week will see UND conclude the home portion of its schedule against the Coyotes of South Dakota on Jan. 25.

LAST ACTION
The University of North Dakota men's and women's swimming teams completed a very successful three-day TYR Invite hosted by Northwestern University Nov. 22-24. The UND men were sixth in the team standings with the UND women placing seventh thanks to numerous season-best times. All told, every event but one in which UND competed saw a new top season time etched at this meet.

"Overall, I was very pleased with our results from this invitational," UND head coach Chris Maiello said. "There was some outstanding competition and it was great for our program to rise up and swim fast times.

ADDING TO THE MIX
Head coach Chris Maiello announced his first recruiting class, a group of 17 commitments earlier this year.  The class includes eight male swimmers, eight female swimmers and a female diver all set to continue their education and athletic careers at UND beginning in the fall of 2014.
      
ONCE, TWICE, THREE TIMES EBERLE
Senior diver Richard Eberle has been named the Western Athletic Conference's Male Diver of the Week three different times this season. The Fort Collins, Colo., native is in the top three from all three diving distances in the WAC this season (see below).

TEN-ACIOUS
Several UND swimmers appear in the top 10 of the WAC's top times so far this season. Here's a look at some of the top performances:

Women
5. Erin Grabanski    100 back    56.68
7. Rachael Waldbillig    3 meter dive    255.40
7. Camille Merwin    200 breast    2:20.13
7. Morgan Lynch    1650 free    17:20.67
8. Courtney Funk    50 free    23.81
8. Rachael Waldbillig    Platform dive    162.25
8. Morgan Lynch     500 free    5:00.54
9. Alison Tonsager    1000 free    10:36.21
10. Nicole Stevens    100 breast    1:04.92
10. Erin Grabanski    50 free    23.97
10. Cassidy Tangeman    Platform dive    150.10
10. Lexi Eissinger    3 meter dive    248.60
10. Rachael Waldbillig    1 meter dive    247.60

Men
2. Rick Eberle    3 meter dive    328.05
3. Rick Eberle    1 meter dive    301.55
3. Rick Eberle    Platform dive    265.25
5. Clayton Metcalf    Platform dive    239.40
5. Austin Smith    100 breast    55.65
5. Clayton Metcalf    1 meter dive    272.35
6. Michael Golling    3 meter dive    283.75
6. Michael Golling    1 meter dive    271.85
8. Clayton Metcalf    3 meter dive    273.60
8. Noah Lucas     500 free    4:30.39
10. Austin Smith    200 breast    2:04.22
10. Adam Gannon    100 breast    57.15
10. Keith Krawza    1 meter dive    250.00


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