HANOVER, N.H. – Dartmouth men’s and women’s swimming and diving will host the Tate Ramsden Invitational this Friday and Saturday, Jan. 19-20, taking on UMass and SUNY New Paltz.
Since its start during the 2010-11 season, the two-day meet has been named 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.
The weekend will start at 5 p.m. on Friday with the 200 medley relay and will conclude with the women’s 1-meter diving and men’s 1-meter. Saturday is busy with sessions starting at 10 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.
Last season, the men had a 177-159 victory over UMass to win the Dartmouth Invite. The Big Green won 10 of the events and took the top two spots in six of them. Henry Senkfor had a good weekend, winning the 200 IM and touching in second place in the 400 IM and 200 back. On the diving side of things, AJ Krok was first on 1-meter and third on 3-meter.
The Dartmouth women led UMass right from the beginning of last year’s meet, defeating the Minutewomen, 202-133. The Big Green won 13 events throughout the weekend, taking first in all but one of the events on the first day. Maddie Dunn won both the 50 and 100 free, while AnnClaire MacArt broke a 19-year old record in the 1650 free.
Just two dual meets remain on the schedule for the remainder of 2018 and both will be on the road. Next weekend, Dartmouth will head to Storrs to take on UConn. The Ivy League Championship is just a month away (Feb. 14-17 for the women, Feb. 21-24 for the men).