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HANOVER, N.H.  – After the first day of the Tate Ramsden Invitational on Friday evening, the Dartmouth men’s swimming and diving team is sitting in second place with 206.5 points. The Big Green are behind UMass (250.5) and ahead of SUNY New Paltz (36).

Previously penned the Dartmouth Invitational, the annual event was renamed this year to honor former swimmer Tate Ramsden ’17 who tragically passed away on Dec. 26, 2015.

The Big Green kicked off the evening by taking third in the 200-yard medley relay (1:36.87). Made up of Connor LaMastra, Henry Senkfor, John Hall and Brandon Liao, Dartmouth touched soon after both of UMass’ relays. 

Dartmouth took three of the top four spots in the 500-yard freestyle. LaMastra led the way (4:37.57) and was followed by UMass’ Oliver Wyeth (4:38.38), Josh Hendell (4:42.73) and Stas Van Genderen (4:42.96).

In the 200-yard IM, Henry Senkfor was first (1:53.47) and, in the 50-yard freestyle, Henry Patrick (21.49) and Brandon Liao (21.55) touched within six one-hundredths of a second of each other to take third and fourth.

On the 3-meter board, Justin Sodokoff was first (325.35) and Ray Neistat took second (323.18). Combined with AJ Krok’s 11 points from coming in fourth place (293.85), the Dartmouth divers picked up 39 points. 

The second session of the meet will begin at 10 a.m.