PROVIDENCE, R.I. – After opening the season at home three weeks ago, the Dartmouth women’s swimming and diving team returned to action on Friday on day one of the three-day, six-session Bruno Invitational.
The meet – which will take place at the Katherine Moran Coleman Aquatics Center – features host Brown, Columbia, Dartmouth, Princeton, Rider and Rutgers and will run through Sunday. The Big Green are currently sitting in fourth with 137 points.
Dartmouth kicked off finals on the first night by winning 54 points in the 200-yard freestyle relay. The A relay took fifth (1:36.06), while the B relay followed right after in sixth (1:37.20), touching half a second ahead of Princeton.
AnnClaire MacArt was consistent in the 500-yard freestyle from prelims to finals, adding a second from her first swim to finish in sixth place in the A final that evening (4:56.93). She dropped over five seconds off her time from the Harvard and Cornell meet. Laura Barthold was in the B final and took 16th (5:05.06).
Three Dartmouth swimmers finished all in a row in the B final of the 200-yard IM. Sam Norton led the way in 13th (2:06.80), dropping two seconds from her morning swim, and was followed by Taylor Yamahata (2:07.11) in 14th and Melanya Zaraska (2:07.27) in 15th place.
In the 50-yard freestyle, Kaitlin McCaw and Sophie Smith touched just one one-hundredth of a second apart. McCaw got her hand in first to finish 12th (23.90), while Smith followed not even a split second later (23.91). Also swimming the event was Maddie Dunn, who took 16th (24.43).
Dartmouth won another 50 points in the 400-yard medley relay at the end of the night. It was the B relay that came out on top this time. Made up of Yamahata, Megan Crook, McCaw and Amy Sun, the Big Green took seventh (3:52.16), while the A relay touched immediately afterwards in eighth (3:53.21).
Prelims on day two of the invitational will begin at 11 a.m.