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PROVIDENCE, R.I. – After opening the season at home three weeks ago, the Dartmouth men’s swimming and diving team returned to action on Friday on day one of the three-day, six-session Bruno Invitational.

The meet – which will take place at the Katherine Moran Coleman Aquatics Center – features host Brown, Columbia, Dartmouth, Princeton and Rider and will run through Sunday. The Big Green are currently sitting in fifth with 114.5 points. 

Dartmouth was highlighted by Josh Hendell, who won the 500-yard freestyle (4:28.79) and earned 20 points toward the team’s total. He dropped over 10 seconds off his time from his swim against Harvard and Cornell. 

The Big Green opened the first evening of competition by finishing in eighth and 11th in the 200-yard freestyle relay. The A relay finished highest (1:25.26), while the B relay followed soon after (1:27.22), earning a combined total of 36 points.

Carter Jacobsen also swam the 500 free, earning six points for coming in 11th place (4:35.59). In the 200-yard IM, Robert Purvis tied for 11th (1:53.04) with Nicholas Brown of Brown, so both swimmers ended up with 5.5 points apiece. Will Belmont was Dartmouth’s lone representation in the 50-yard freestyle. The freshman finished in 18th place (21.15), out-touching a swimmer from Princeton by three one-hundredths of a second. 

Over on the 1-meter diving board, all three of Dartmouth’s divers scored, ending up with a total of 34 points. Ray Neistat finished 12th (235.10), missing out on making it back to finals by a few spots. That evening, Taylor Clough and AJ Krok had almost identical scores. Clough finished highest in fourth (270.50), while Krok was right behind him in fifth (270.45).

To end the evening, the Big Green placed seventh and eighth in the 400-yard medley relay. The A relay finished highest for Dartmouth (3:24.87) and the B relay followed less than half a second later (3:25.12).

Prelims on day two of the invitational will begin at 11 a.m.