STORRS, Conn. – Dartmouth women’s swimming and diving competed well, but ultimately fell to the University of Connecticut, 186-108, at the Wolff-Zackin Natatorium on Saturday.
The Big Green started the meet by taking second in the 200-yard medley relay (1:47.97), touching just over a second behind UConn. Made up of Caroline Poleway, Mackenzie Stumpf, Allie Hunter and Summer Martin, the relay out-touched the Huskies’ C relay by almost two seconds.
Hayley Winter won the 1000-yard freestyle by over 10 seconds and was second in the 500-yard freestyle (5:06.02). In the 200-yard freestyle, three Dartmouth swimmers scored, led by Summer Martin in second (1:54.00). Laura Barthold followed in fourth (1:58.49) and Poleway took fifth (1:58.49). Martin was back a few events later, touching in second in the 100-yard freestyle (52.72), just one one-hundredth of a second behind Eliza Manning in first.
Dartmouth earned six points in the 100-yard backstroke: Mia Newkirk was third (1:00.63), Sophie Smith was fourth (1:01.29) and Jessica Wang touched in fifth (1:04.89). Stumpf had a great day and won both the 100-yard breaststroke (1:05.27) and the 200-yard breaststroke (2:20.09).
Hunter placed third in the 200-yard fly (2:09.99), while Zaraska and Hi’ilani Hopkins were fourth and fifth, respectively. In the 50-yard freestyle, Katherine Cane was third (24.90), touching six-tenths of a second out of first. On the 1-meter board, Allison Green placed fifth (230.92). Later on in the day, she was also fifth on the 3-meter diving board (228.52), while Sloane Papa came in sixth (210.07).
Poleway was third in the 200-yard backstroke (2:06.86), while Maggie Deppe-Walker and Hunter were first and second in the 400-yard IM with times of 4:39.65 and 4:40.83. Dartmouth ended the day by winning the 200-yard freestyle relay (1:37.32), out-touching UConn’s A relay by three-tenths of a second.
Next Saturday, the Big Green will head to New York to face Columbia in the final tune up before the Ivy League Championship (Feb. 14-17).