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Women's Swimming Drops Close Meet to UNH, 166-134

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By Mark Washburn
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HANOVER, N.H. – The Dartmouth women’s swimming and diving team swam a competitive meet against in-state rival New Hampshire, but the Wildcats won the dual, 166-134, at Karl Michael Pool on Friday evening.

In the 50-Free, the Big Green took the top three finishes, with sophomore Kendese Nangle, senior Mary Van Metre and sophomore Charlotte Kamai placing 1-2-3.  Kamai also won the 100-Free, in 52:14.  Van Metre finished third in the same event.

The Big Green also swept the one and three meter diving completion with senior Katy Feng qualifying for NCAA Zones.

In the 200-Medley, Dartmouth finished second, just .10 seconds behind UNH.  The Green also set a new Karl Michael Pool record in the 200-Free relay with a time of 1:36.28.

Sophomore Olivia Samson placed second in the 1,000-Free and 500-Free. Senior Christine Kerr also finished second in the 200-Free at 1:53.53. The Big Green placed third and fourth, respectively in the 200-Free with freshman Amy Sun and junior Sasha Alcon finishing behind Kerr. 

In the 100-Back, Dartmouth finished second and third, with Nangle in second and junior Valerie Orellana in third.  Orellana then placed second in the 200-Breast in 2:08.42. Freshman Heather Laedtke was the fourth consecutive Big Green member to finish second in a race, finishing in 1:06.80 in the 100-Breast.

Sophomore Maddie Wall placed fourth in the 200-Fly in 2:08.79.

Dartmouth will head to Vermont on Sunday for a noon dual meet.