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Women's Swimming and Diving Defeats UConn on Saturday

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By Mark Washburn
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STORRS, Conn. – Led by seven first-place finishes, the Dartmouth women’s swimming and diving team defeated Connecticut 154-146 on Saturday afternoon.

The Big Green began the dual with a first-place finish in the 200-Medley in 1:47.23, with the group of Kendese Nangle, Heather Laedtke, Laura McCulloch and Mary Van Metre defeating host UConn by .13 seconds. Dartmouth also finished third in the event in 1:50.06. Laedtke also won the 100-Breast in 1:07.09

In the 1,000-Free, Dartmouth swept the competition, as Erin Henn won in 10:19.33, followed by Kristin Hocheder and Olivia SamsonChristine Kerr and Charlotte Kamai went 1-2 in the mixed 200-Free. Kerr finished in 1:53.35 and Kamai in 1:55.92.  

In the 500-Free, Henn and Samson finished first and second, respectively. Henn’s winning time was 5:04.31. Samson shocked the field and won the 200-IM in 2:10.18.

Nangle helped Dartmouth gain more valuable points with a second place finish in the 100-Back in 58.17 and mixed 50-Free in 24.28.  McCulloch also finished second in the 200-Fly at 2:08.11 and then won the 100-Fly, touching the pad in 57.79.

On the boards, Katie Feng finished third in the one and three meter event with 254.84 and 247.05 points, respectively.

In the final race of the day, Dartmouth picked up 11 crucial points to secure the win, as they won the 400-Free Relay in 3:30.70.