HANOVER, N.H. – The Dartmouth women’s swimming and diving team sent 11 back to finals on the third day of the 2017 Ivy League Championship on Friday evening. The Big Green are in eighth place with 250 points, earning almost 100 points at finals that night.
In the 1,000-yard freestyle, AnnClaire MacArt swam a best time by almost four seconds, touching in eighth place (9:58.71). She was less than three seconds off the Dartmouth record that was set almost four years ago. Also swimming in the event were Hayley Winter (10:11.85) and Molly Brickman (10:30.23).
Laura Barthold stayed very consistent from prelims to finals in the 200-yard freestyle, touching in 22nd (1:51.51). Three Big Green swimmers competed in the C final of the 100-yard breaststroke. Sam Norton led the way in 18th (1:04.05) and was followed by Maddie Dunn in 21st (1:04.94) and Megan Crook in 22nd (1:05.16).
In the 100-yard backstroke, Caroline Poleway was 23rd (57.20), leaving just over two-tenths of a second between her and Princeton’s Elsa Welshofer in 24th.
On the 3-meter board at prelims, Allison Green and Maggie Pionzio finished just five points apart. Green was 18th (225.50) and Pionzio followed in 20th (220.10). To end the night, Dartmouth placed eighth in the 400-yard medley relay (3:52.14). The relay was made up of Poleway, Norton, Crook and Dunn.
The final day of the Ivy League Championship will include the 200 back, 100 free, 200 breast, 200 fly, 1650 free, 3-meter diving finals and 400 free relay.