HANOVER, N.H. – The Dartmouth women’s swimming and diving team finished the first day of the Dartmouth Invitational in first-place out of six teams with 344.5 points.

The Big Green began the meet with a first-place finish in the 200-Free relay, as Mary Van Metre, Siobhan Hengemuhle, Sasha Alcon and Natalia Vecerek crossed in 1:37.17, a full second ahead of UMass and Connecticut College who tied for second.

Olivia Samson gave the Green their second race win, as she finished the 500-Free in 5:02.56. Christine Kerr finished third in 5:03.64

In the 400-Medley Relay, Dartmouth placed third in 3:56.86, as Kendese Nangle, Heather Laedtke, Emily Holt and Charlotte Kamai finished two seconds behind the winner from Northeastern.

In the 50-Free, Nangle along with Amy Sun and Metre finished 2-4, giving the Big Green valuable points. Nangle’s time of 24.17 was just ahead of Sun and Metre, who finished at 24.30 and 24.31.

The Big Green finished the opening night with a third place finish in the 400-Medley relay.

The second-day of competition will resume at 9:30 a.m. at the Upper Valley Aquatic Center. The diving portion will begin at 11 a.m. at Karl Michael Pool, on the Dartmouth campus.