NEW YORK, N.Y. – In its final dual meet of the season, the Dartmouth men’s swimming and diving team narrowly fell to Columbia, 162-134, in a conference meet at Uris Pool on Saturday.
The Big Green’s divers started things off on the 3-meter board. Ray Neistat (301.58) and AJ Krok (295.80) finished in fourth and fifth place, respectively. On 1-meter, Krok was third (332.55) and Neistat took fifth (291.98). In the 200-yard medley relay, Dartmouth’s A relay were second (1:34.87), touching two seconds behind the Lions in first.
Three Green swimmers finished in a row in the 1000-yard freestyle, being led by Stas Van Genderen in second (9:57.12). Bruno Korbar (10:03.26) and Brett Seeley-Hacker (10:13.79) followed soon after. In the 200-yard freestyle, Tony Shen was first (1:42.76), out-touching Adam Osowski by just two one-hundredths of a second.
Matt Luciano and Robert Purvis touched one one-hundredth of a second apart in the 100-yard backstroke. Luciano was third (53.78) and Purvis was fourth (53.79), while Gabriel Mathews picked up a point by taking fifth (54.87). Paul Cane and Delaney Hall were third and fourth in the 100-yard breaststroke with times of 58.47 and 59.00.
Connor LaMastra had a great day with three individual wins. He was first in the 200-yard fly (1:48.67) by almost six seconds and also won the 500-yard freestyle (4:33.87) and the 200-yard IM (1:53.97).
In the 50-yard freestyle, Brandon Liao took second (21.57), touching less than two-tenths behind Kevin Dang in first. Switching it up a little, Carter Jacobsen swam the 100-yard freestyle and placed third (47.33). He was followed three one-hundredths of a second later by Liao (47.36).
Henry Senkfor was second in the 200-yard backstroke (1:54.35), while Cane came in third place in the 200-yard breaststroke (2:08.22). To end the day, the Big Green took first through third in the 200-yard freestyle relay, being led by the A relay (1:26.42).
In less than three weeks, Dartmouth will head to Princeton for the Ivy League Championship (Feb. 21-24).