CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – On day three of the Ivy League Championship, the Dartmouth men’s swimming and diving team was highlighted by David Harmon breaking his own Dartmouth record in the 100-yard fly. The Big Green are in seventh place with 376 points.
Four Big Green swimmers competed in the 1000-yard freestyle. Leading the way was Josh Hendell, who was 13th (9:18.64). He was followed by Carter Jacobsen (9:29.43), Joby Bernstein (9:32.10) and Brett Seeley-Hacker (9:40.47).
Henry Senkfor swam in the B final of the 400-yard IM, taking 15th (4:00.53). Robert Purvis was in the C final and came in 17th place (3:58.48), improving his time from prelims by almost two seconds. In the 200-yard freestyle, Tony Shen was Dartmouth’s lone representation, taking 11th (1:38.42).
In his morning swim, Harmon broke his own 100 fly record from the Dartmouth Invite in 2015 with his time of 47.95. At finals, he placed ninth (48.18), swimming an NCAA B cut time for the second time that day. Henry Patrick (49.66) and Will Belmont (50.34) swam in the C final.
The Big Green had four swimmers make it back to finals in the 100-yard breaststroke. Timo Vaimann finished highest in 16th (56.92), while Delaney Hall (57.00), Patrick Kang (57.17) and Paul Cane (59.50) were 18th, 20th and 21st, respectively.
Swimming in the C final of the 100-yard backstroke, Harmon was 17th (52.61) and Ethan Cook finished directly after him in 18th (53.69). Over on the 3-meter board in the consolation final, Ray Neistat was 11th (257.25), improving from a score of 244.95 at prelims. AJ Krok and Taylor Clough will compete in the finals on Saturday.
To wrap things up, Dartmouth was seventh in the 400-yard medley relay. Made up of Purvis, Vaimann, Harmon and Patrick, the Big Green earned 46 points toward the team’s total.
On the final day of the Ivy Championship on Saturday, the Big Green will compete in the 200 back, 100 free, 200 breast, 200 fly, 1650 free, 3-meter diving final and 400 free relay.