PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Dartmouth women’s swimming and diving concluded the Bruno Invitational on Sunday evening. The Big Green ended up in fourth place out of six teams with 432.5 points.
AnnClaire MacArt kicked off the evening on the right foot, finishing in third place in the 1650-yard freestyle (16:56.93), out-touching Brown’s Julia Armitage by less than half a second. Hayley Winter and Molly Brickman also swam the event, finishing in eighth and ninth place with times of 17:36.47 and 17:38.40, respectively.
In the 200-yard backstroke, Taylor Yamahata was 10th (2:03.90) and was followed directly after by Caroline Poleway (2:04.16), while Megan Crook dropped a few tenths of a second off her time from prelims in the 100-yard freestyle to take 16th (52.26).
Three Dartmouth swimmers raced in the B final of the 200-yard butterfly. Melanya Zaraska led the charge in 11th (2:07.94), while Poleway was 13th (2:09.59) and Grace Herron placed 15th (2:12.72). In the 200-yard breaststroke, Sam Norton dropped a few seconds off her prelims swim to touch in ninth (2:20.65).
To end the weekend, the Big Green earned 42 points by getting both of their entries in the top 11 in the 400-yard freestyle relay. The A relay – made up of Crook, MacArt, Kaitlin McCaw and Amy Sun – was ninth (3:31.89), while the B relay, which was composed of Mia Newkirk, Herron, Zaraska and Laura Barthold, was 11th (3:28.64).
Dartmouth is done with competition for the next month. After two weeks in Hawaii for training trip, the Big Green will return to the water on Friday, Jan. 6 to take on Ivy League rivals Yale and Penn in New Haven, Connecticut.