CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The Dartmouth men’s swimming and diving team concluded the 2017 Ivy League Championship on Saturday evening. The Big Green finished the four-day meet in seventh place with 561 points.
Four Dartmouth swimmers competed in the 1650-yard freestyle, earning a total of 21 points. Josh Hendell was the Big Green’s highest finisher in 15th (15:41.21), while Carter Jacobsen was 21st (16:03.58), Joby Bernstein was 22nd (16:04.17) and Brett Seeley-Hacker came in 23rd place (16:18.12).
In the 200-yard backstroke, Henry Senkfor and Tony Shen swam in the C final and finished just over half a second apart. Senkfor got his hand in there first to take 18th (1:51.37), while Shen followed in 20th (1:51.94). Robert Purvis took 13th in the B final of the 200-yard butterfly (1:49.74), and David Harmon swam just three one-hundredths of a second slower to take 19th (1:49.77).
It was another close one in the 100-yard freestyle, where Henry Patrick and Will Belmont touched less than two-tenths apart. Patrick placed 23rd (45.61) and Belmont was 24th (45.80). In the 200-yard breaststroke, four Big Green swimmers competed in the C final. Dartmouth was led by Delaney Hall in 18th (2:01.92) and Timo Vaimann (2:04.76), Patrick Kang (2:07.84) and Paul Cane (2:09.29) followed soon after.
For the second season in a row, two Dartmouth divers finished in the top eight. In the A final on the 3-meter board, Taylor Clough and AJ Krok both improved from their performances the day before. Clough took fourth (296.70), while Krok was sixth (282.15), and together, the pair earned 50 points.
The Big Green wrapped up the weekend with a seven-place finish in the 400-yard freestyle relay (3:02.84). Composed of Shen, John Hall, Belmont and Patrick, Dartmouth got 46 points.