PROVIDENCE, R.I. – The Dartmouth women’s swimming and diving team wrapped up the final day of the 2017 Ivy League Championship on Sunday in eighth place with 358 points. Yale upset defending champion Harvard by finishing first with 1,681 points.
To start things off, AnnClaire MacArt earned 20 points by placing ninth in the 1650-yard freestyle (16:45.89), finishing just seven-tenths behind Currie Murch Elliot of Cornell in seventh and two-tenths of a second ahead of Harvard’s Matti Harrison. Hayley Winter placed 12th (17:00.02), dropping 30 seconds off her seed time, earning 12 points towards Dartmouth’s team total.
In the 200-yard backstroke, Caroline Poleway finished in 23rd (2:04.24), swimming right around what she went at prelims. A few events later, she was 24th in the 200-yard fly (2:09.08). Three Big Green swimmers competed in the C final of the 200-yard breaststroke. Finishing highest was Sam Norton in 17th (2:18.09), while Melanya Zaraska was 20th (2:2.55) and Megan Crook took 22nd (2:24.40).
To conclude the weekend, the Big Green touched in eighth place in the 400-yard freestyle relay (3:27.97). The relay, which was made up of Sun, Dunn, Smith and Barthold, earned 44 points.
In prelims, four Dartmouth swimmers finished within half a second of each other in the 100-yard freestyle. Laura Barthold led the way in 30th (52.29) and was followed by Sophie Smith (52.50), Amy Sun (52.75) and Maddie Dunn (52.82).
1) Yale – 1681
2) Harvard – 1590.5
3) Princeton – 1024
4) Penn – 962
5) Brown – 859
6) Columbia – 683.4
7) Cornell – 653
8) Dartmouth - 358