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Zupan Sets New 200-IM Record As Men Lead After First Day

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By Dartmouth

HANOVER, N.H. – The Dartmouth men’s swimming and diving team finished the first day of the Dartmouth Invitational in first out of five teams with 392 points.

In the 200-IM, Nejc Zupan broke his own record from last season with a 1:49.50 finish. The Big Green also swept the event, with Aaron Athanas, Logan Briggs and Tate Ramsden finishing 2-4. Athanas’ time was 1:54.29, Briggs at 1:56.04 and Ramsden at 1:56.57.

In the 200-Free, Daniel Whitcomb, Aaron Athanas, David Harmon and Andrew North won in 1:25.18, just in front of UMass, which finished .15 seconds behind.

The Big Green swept the 500-Free, as Jun Oh won in 4:38.94. Dylan Gabel and James Thompson finished in second and third, respectively, in 4:41.32 and 4:41.62.

In the 50-Free, Whitcomb finished second in 20.90 and North placed fourth in 21.43.

Dartmouth finished with a first-place win in the 400-Medley Relay, setting a new pool record of 3:22.78. The group of James Verhagen, David Harmon, Ian Woon and Zupan smashed the competition, winning by over six seconds.

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.