HANOVER, N.H. – Dartmouth women’s swimming and diving won the Tate Ramsden Invitational, wrapping up the two-day meet with 768 points to UMass’ 750 and SUNY New Paltz’s 237. The second day of the meet was highlighted by Hayley Winter’s record-breaking swim in the 1650-yard freestyle.
The Big Green took second through fourth in the 200-yard freestyle relay and picked up 72 points. Melanya Zaraska was second in the 400-yard IM (4:39.83), while Molly Brickman was fifth (4:48.38). Seven Dartmouth swimmers touched in a row in the 100-yard fly. Grace Herron finished highest for the Big Green in third place (59.21) and was followed by Hi’ilani Hopkins, Caroline Poleway, Jessica Wang, Katherine Cane, Katie Altmayer and Allie Hunter, all of which touched within two seconds of each other.
Laura Barthold was second in the 200-yard freestyle (1:55.14), coming into the wall just two one-hundredths of a second behind UMass’ Miriam Labib. Emma Wagner and Zaraska were third and fourth with times of 1:57.83 and 1:57.96, respectively. In the 100-yard freestyle, Barthold touched in first place (53.19).
In the 100-yard breaststroke, Maggie Deppe-Walker was first (1:06.48), out-touching UMass’ Chelsea Meiring by almost three seconds. Later on in the day, she was first in the 200-yard backstroke (2:23.59), while Zaraska was second (2:27.00).
Poleway was the only swimmer in the 100-yard backstroke to go under a minute, winning with a time of 58.68. Wagner placed third (1:00.59) and Sophie Smith came in fourth (1:01.10). Poleway and Wagner were back a few events later in the 200-yard backstroke; Poleway was first (2:08.65) and Wagner came in second (2:09.95).
On the 3-meter diving board, Maggie Pionzio placed fourth (281.10), while Sloane Papa and Allison Green were fifth (231.75) and sixth (230.85) to earn a total of 30 points. Winter’s time of 17:07.10 in the 1650 not only broke the pool record by seven seconds, but also left a gap of over 45 seconds between her and the second-place finisher.
Dartmouth’s 400-yard freestyle A relay was second (3:35.83) to end the day. Made up of Barthold, Zaraska, Cane and Smith, the relay led the way for two other Big Green relays in third and fourth.
Next Saturday, Dartmouth will head to Storrs to face UConn.