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Men's Swimming Splits With Cornell and Harvard at Home

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Sophomore James Verhagen finished first in the 100-Backstroke and third in the...     By Mark Washburn

HANOVER, N.H. – The Dartmouth men’s swimming and diving squad split its first duals meet of the season, defeating Cornell, 170-130, but fell to Harvard, 211.5-85.5 on Friday evening at Karl Michael Pool.

Sophomore James Verhagen finished first in the 100-Backstroke, two second behind his Dartmouth record of 47.55.  Verhagen then placed third in the 200-Backstoke at 1:50.56. Freshman Timo Vaimann took third in the 100-Breast, finishing at 58.13. Classmate David Harmon placed first in the 100-Fly at 50.06 and then finished third in the 200-Fly.

Freshman Taylor Clough finished third in the 3-Meter diving competition with a score of 312.15. The Big Green also had three other top-10 finishers in the event. Senior Benjamin Weill, sophomore Brett Gillis and junior Ryan Shelley finished 5-7, respectively.  Gillis placed third in the 1-Meter diving event with a score of 297.55.

Sophomore Aaron Athanas won the 200-IM, finishing the event in 1:55.44.

Sophomore Daniel Whitcomb and senior Andrew North placed third and fourth, respectively in the 50-Free.  Junior Ian Woon placed fourth in the 100-Free at 46.89.

The hosts placed fourth and fifth in the 200-Medley Relay, as the team of Verhagen, Vaimann, North and Woon finished in 1:33.55. The fifth place quad finished in 1:34.16.

Sophomore Jun Oh placed fifth in the 1,000-Free, hitting the touch pad at 9:45.46. Jack Long placed sixth in the race, at 9:50.50. Oh then placed third in the 200-Free at 1:41.04 and third in the 500-Free.

Junior Jay Schulte placed third in the 200-Backstroke and Vaimann placed fifth.

Dartmouth will return to the pool December 6-8, when they race in duals against Brown and host Princeton.