PROVIDENCE, R.I. – The Dartmouth men’s swimming and diving team had a good second day at the Bruno Invitational on Saturday, sending 17 people back to finals. After two days, the Big Green are sitting in fifth place with 293.5 points.
Dartmouth won 48 points in the first relay of the day, the 200-yard medley relay. The Big Green’s A relay – composed of Robert Purvis, Timo Vaimann, David Harmon and Will Belmont – came in sixth place (1:33.20), out-touching Columbia by four-tenths of a second. The B relay came in eighth (1:36.10), earning 22 points in the process.
Purvis was back at it in the next event, the 400-yard IM, finishing in sixth place in the A final (4:02.67). Henry Senkfor also found himself earning a few points by coming in 10th (4:06.64), dropping three and a half seconds off his morning swim.
In the 100-yard butterfly A final, Harmon moved up a spot and cut three one-hundredths of a second off his time to take fourth (48.96). Belmont swam in the B final and was 15th (50.27), finishing less than half a second ahead of Rider’s Ben Smith. Tony Shen competed in the 100-yard backstroke, touching in 16th place (53.64).
Josh Hendell and Carter Jacobsen both swam in the B final of the 200-yard freestyle. Hendell placed 13th (1:41.38), while Jacobsen was 16th (1:42.63). Both were within a couple hundredths of a second of their times from prelims.
On 3-meter, all three Dartmouth divers ended up scoring and added 33 points to the team’s total. Taylor Clough improved from prelims and finished in fifth place (294.35) and AJ Krok followed right behind him in sixth place (292.30), also improving his score from the morning. In prelims, Ray Neistat placed 11th (239.25).
Four Big Green swimmers scored in the 100-yard breaststroke. Vaimann swam in the A final, placing eighth (57.85), while Patrick Kang (57.53), Delaney Hall (58.40) and James Flood (58.92) took 11th, 14th and 16th in the B final, respectively.
Dartmouth wrapped things up in the 800-yard freestyle relay, earning a total of 42 points. The A relay, made up of Hendell, James Thompson, Shen and Jacobsen, took seventh (6:50.59), leaving over four seconds between it and Columbia. The B relay was ninth (6:55.90).
The third and final day of the Bruno Invitational will begin at 10 a.m. on Sunday.