HANOVER, N.H. – The Dartmouth women’s swimming and diving team dropped its final dual meet of the 2016-17 season to Ivy League rival Columbia, 178-112, on Friday evening at the Karl Michael Pool.
Maggie Pionzio started things off well by winning on the 3-meter diving board (256.79), earning nine points. Allison Green followed soon after in third (233.17), while Allegra Codamon took seventh (208.27). Later on in the day, Pionzio (251.69) and Green took the top two spots on 1-meter (250.34). Codamon came in seventh (217.34).
The Big Green placed third in the 200-yard medley relay (1:48.46). They left just over two seconds between them and Columbia’s relay.
In the 1000-yard freestyle, AnnClaire MacArt touched in first place (10:22.89), leaving over 16 seconds between her and the second-place finisher. The 200-yard freestyle was a very close event, as all six swimmers finished just four seconds apart. Amy Sun was second (1:55.84), coming in less than two-tenths of a second behind Emily Clifford.
In the 100-yard backstroke, Caroline Poleway was third (58.69), while Caroline Filan and Sophie Smith tied for fifth (1:02.08). Megan Crook was the first of three Big Green swimmers to touch in the 100-yard breaststroke, taking fourth (1:06.85). Mia Newkirk came in fifth (1:11.08) and Emma Rodriguez was sixth (1:14.02). A few events later, Sam Norton and Newkirk swam the 100-yard freestyle, placing third (54.74) and fourth (54.78), respectively.
Three of Dartmouth’s swimmers finished within a second of each other in the 50-yard freestyle. Maddie Dunn led the way in fourth (24.64), Sun was fifth (25.47) and Smith took sixth (25.79). After placing fourth in the 200-yard butterfly (2:13.07), Melanya Zaraska was back at it in the 200-yard breaststroke, touching in third (2:27.53).
In the 500-yard freestyle, Hayley Winter was third (5:12.87), touching just seven seconds out of first. Both Kaitlyn McCaw and Poleway finished under a minute in the 100-yard butterfly, taking third (58.53) and fourth (59.55).
To end the day, Dartmouth took the top two spots in the 200-yard freestyle relay with times of 1:41.07 and 1:42.56.
Next Wednesday, Feb. 15, the Big Green will head to Providence, Rhode Island, for the four-day Ivy League Championship.