HANOVER, N.H. – The Big Green men’s swimming and diving team won the two-day, three-session Dartmouth Invitational by defeating UMass, 177-159, at Karl Michael Pool this weekend.
Dartmouth kicked off the first session by placing second in the 200-yard freestyle relay (1:27.22). The A relay – which was made up of Henry Patrick, Tang-E Tan, John Hall and Will Belmont – finished two seconds behind UMass in first.
The Big Green took the top three spots in the 400-yard IM, being led by Josh Hendell (4:08.66). Henry Senkfor followed in second place (4:10.87) and Delaney Hall touched in third (4:11.19). David Harmon won the 100-yard butterfly (50.96), while Belmont followed less than a second later to take second (51.85).
In the 200-yard freestyle, Dartmouth took three of the top four spots for 15 points. Tony Shen placed first (1:42.54), Bruno Korbar was second (1:44.26) and Robert Purvis touched in fourth place (1:44.86). There was just over half a second between the second, third and fourth-place finishers. Purvis turned around to later win the 200-yard fly (1:53.12).
Patrick Kang and Timo Vaimann both finished under a minute in the 100-yard breaststroke to take second (59.28) and third (59.55), respectively.
AJ Krok won on the 1-meter diving board (278.92) to kick off the final session of the meet. Ray Neistat followed in third (253.35) and Taylor Clough took eighth (197.70). In the 1,650-yard freestyle, Dartmouth went 1-2 to earn 13 points. Carter Jacobsen took the top spot (16:15.12), while Hendell was second (16:20.92).
Henry Senkfor and Christopher DiGiacomo tied for second in the 200-yard backstroke (1:53.04), out-touching Kellen Gray by just over a tenth of a second. In the 100-yard freestyle, Belmont and Patrick finished less than a tenth of a second apart in third (47.63) and fourth (47.72), respectively.
In the 200-yard breaststroke, Delaney Hall left a four-second gap between him and Al Madden, touching in 2:06.01. Dartmouth’s 400-yard freestyle A relay – made up of Shen, Jacobsen, Patrick and Belmont – finished in second place (3:10.66), touching one second behind UMass in first.
Next Saturday, Dartmouth will host UConn at 1p.m.