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Zupan Breaks Dartmouth 200-Fly Record, Team Wins Invitational

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By Mark Washburn

HANOVER, N.H.Nejc Zupan set three more Upper Valley Aquatic Center records and the Dartmouth 200-Fly record, as the men’s swimming and diving team won the Dartmouth Invitational (1,106.50) and all four dual meets on Saturday.

UMass finished second with 825.5, followed by Boston College in third with 658 points. Connecticut College and Maine rounded out the competition.

In duals, Dartmouth defeated Boston College (274-79), Connecticut College (284-63), Maine (298-49) and UMass (266-87).

Zupan began the second day of competition with a first-place finish in the 200-Medley Relay, helping set a new UVAC record with a finish of 1:33.80. The group consisting of James Verhagen, Andrew North, Daniel Whitcomb and Zupan broke the record set by Keene State.

In the 200-Fly. Zupan snapped Albert Roth’s Dartmouth record with a 1:49.29

Zupan set another pool record of 3:58.12 in the 400-IM, breaking the record set by Drew Ledwith in 2012.  Logan Briggs finished the event second in 4:06.14 and Aaron Athanas hit the pad third in 4:10.22. Jun Oh was the fourth finisher for the Big Green in 4:10.24.

In the 100-Breast, he broke Domingo Rose’s record of 57.44 with a 56.33, defeating the second finisher from BC by two seconds. Jay Schulte, Patrick Kang and Timo Vaimann finished 3-5 for the Big Green.

Verhagen tied the UVAC record in the 100-Back in 50.31. He tied the record set by Patrick Murphy in 2009.  Athanas and Dylan Gabel finished third and fourth.  Verhagen set his second UVAC record of the day in the 200-Back, finishing in 1:50.77.  Athanas placed second in 1:53.62.

Harmon won the 100-Fly, in 50.64, with North and Verhagen in third and fourth respectively.  Woon finished the 200-Free in second in 1:43.44.

The Big Green swept the 100-Free with Woon, Whitcomb and North finishing 1-3. Woon’s winning time was 46.68.

In the 200-Breast, Schulte finished first in 2:06.96.

In the 1650-Free, Oh won in 16:14.80 and Jack Long finished second in 16:25.17.

The Big Green won the 400-Free Relay in 3:10.06. The winning group consisted of Gabel, Oh, Briggs and Woon.

Brett Gillis won the three-meter competition with a score  of 326.30.

The swimming and diving teams will next compete against Connecticut on Feb. 1, followed by Ivy foe Columbia on Feb. 9.