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HANOVER, N.H.  – Dartmouth women’s swimming and diving is in first place after day one of the Tate Ramsden Invitational on Friday. The Big Green have 229 points and sit comfortably ahead of UMass (195) and SUNY New Paltz (62). 

Previously penned the Dartmouth Invitational, the annual event was renamed this year to honor former swimmer Tate Ramsden ’17 who tragically passed away on Dec. 26, 2015.

To start the evening off, the Big Green placed second and third in the 200-yard medley relay with times of 1:49.94 and 1:51.32, picking up 50 points.

Hayley Winter led the way in the 500-yard freestyle (5:01.75), while Laura Barthold (5:07.54) was second. Emma Wagner and Melanya Zaraska also swam the event, touching with times of 5:11.30 and 5:17.09, respectively.

Dartmouth had a great showing in the 200-yard IM, taking the top five spots to earn 61 points toward the team’s total. Maggie Deppe-Walker was first (2:10.40) and was followed by Caroline Poleway (2:13.02), Molly Brickman (2:13.70), Hi’ilani Hopkins (2:14.28) and Jessica Wang (2:16.36).

In the 50-yard freestyle, Sophie Smith (24.48) and Katherine Cane (24.60) took first and second, touching within a tenth of each other. On the 1-meter diving board, Maggie Pionzio finished highest for the Green in fourth (248.39), while Allison Green (241.50) and Sloane Papa (220.73) were fifth and sixth, respectively.

The second session of the meet will begin at 10 a.m.