HANOVER, N.H. – After the first day of the Dartmouth Invitational, the Big Green men’s swimming and diving team is first with 49.5 points, sitting just ahead of UMass with 43.5.
The Big Green got things started well by winning the 200-yard medley relay (1:35.29). The A relay – composed of Tony Shen, Timo Vaimann, David Harmon and Will Belmont – finished less than four-tenths of a second ahead of UMass (1:35.65). The home team’s B relay took fifth (1:37.90).
Dartmouth took that momentum from the first relay into the 500-yard freestyle, taking three of the top four spots to earn 15 points toward its team total. Bruno Korbar walked away with the win (4:40.11) and was followed less than half a second later by Josh Hendell (4:490.59). UMass’ Panos Androulidakis came in third place (4:43.58) and Carter Jacobsen touched soon after (4:44.34).
The Big Green earned 15 of the possible 19 points in the 200-yard IM, finishing in first, second and fourth. Henry Senkfor and Shen were first and second with times of 1:54.20 and 1:55.71, respectively, while Delaney Hall took fourth (1:57.64). In the 50-yard freestyle, Belmont and Tyler Sjahfiedin tied for third (21.80), while Jack Long got a point with his fifth-place finish (22.09).
Dartmouth’s divers competed on the 1-meter board to end the first day of competition, earning five points. AJ Krok finished highest for the Big Green in fourth (276.22) and was followed right after by Taylor Clough (256.80). Ray Neistat placed eighth (219.75).
Day two of the Invite will begin at 10 a.m. on Saturday.