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Sobel Finishes Third In One-Meter Diving Competition At NCAA Championships

Brian Sobel Thursday's Complete Results

Minneapolis, Minn. - March 19, 2009 - Brian Sobel finished third in the one-meter diving competition as he was named an All-American at the 2009 NCAA Division III Men's Swimming and Diving Championships on Thursday.

As a team, the Pride are tied for 24th with 18 points as a team.

Sobel, the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Diver of the Year, scored a 513.50 in the finals as he finished third. In his first collegiate meet on the national scale, the sophomore qualified as one of the top eight divers in the prelims as he scored a 481.00 to advance to the championship final. Nicholas Halbach of Merchant Marine won the title with a 524.70.

Teammate Matt Fitzgerald finished 15th with a score of 413.05 en route to earning Honorable Mention All-American honors.

Greg Pearsall competed in his second event of this years championships as he swam in the 200 freestyle. The senior touched in 1:41.78 as he finished 29th overall in the event while swimming in lane five in the fourth heat. Heading into the race, Pearsall was seeded 26th with a time of 1:41.29.

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