HANOVER, N.H. – Dartmouth men’s swimming and diving returned to the water after a month away to host Ivy League rivals Yale and Penn. After day one of two, the Big Green trail the Bulldogs, 144-42, and the Quakers, 125-61.
In the first event of the day, the 200-yard freestyle relay, Dartmouth took third (1:25.30). Composed of Henry Patrick, Carter Jacobsen, Gabriel Mathews and Brandon Liao, the Green touched over a second ahead of Yale in fourth place.
Tony Shen swam well in the 200-yard freestyle, touching in fourth place (1:41.56) and leaving almost two full seconds between him and Yale’s Tristan Furnary in fifth. Jacobsen followed behind Furnary to take sixth (1:44.23).
In the 100-yard backstroke, Ethan Cook and Mathews were eighth and ninth with times of 55.43 and 56.17, respectively, and, in the 100-yard breaststroke, Delaney Hall finished highest for Dartmouth in sixth (59.18). Connor LaMastra was second in the 200-yard fly, touching just over a second behind Yale’s Kei Hyogo in first.
Henry Senkfor came in sixth place in the 200-yard IM (1:54.16), touching one one-hundredth of a second behind Furnary. Four Dartmouth swimmers competed in the 1000-yard freestyle and were led by Stas Van Genderen in seventh (9:54.75). He was followed by Bruno Korbar (10:04.53), Zach Browne (10:13.29) and Brett Seeley-Hacker (10:25.00).
The day was highlighted by Justin Sodokoff’s first-place finish on the 1-meter diving board (316.60), which is his best performance so far this season. Ray Neistat was fourth (269.20) and AJ Krok took seventh (244.90).
Dartmouth wrapped up the day by taking fourth in the 400-yard medley relay (3:29.10). Made up of LaMastra, Liao, Matt Luciano and Shen, the Green out-touched Yale by exactly a second.
Day two of the meet will begin at 11 a.m.