STORRS, Conn. – Dartmouth men’s swimming and diving fared well in the 178-119 loss to the University of Connecticut at the Wolff-Zackin Natatorium on Saturday.
The Big Green placed third in the 200-yard medley relay (1:35.66) to start the meet. Made up of Connor LaMastra, Brandon Liao, Matt Luciano and Henry Patrick, the relay out-touched one of the Huskies’ relays by over a second.
In the 1000-yard freestyle, Josh Hendell was second (9:42.79) and Stas Van Genderen came in fourth place (10:02.94). The two swam the 500-yard freestyle and were second (4:41.70) and fourth (4:45.96) again. Tony Shen took fourth in the 200-yard freestyle (1:43.11) and, a few events later, was third in the 100-yard freestyle (47.19).
Henry Senkfor placed fourth in the 100-yard backstroke (53.29) and third in the 200-yard backstroke (1:54.06), while Patrick Kang took third in the 100-year breaststroke (59.72). Liao touched soon after in fourth (1:00.32). LaMastra won the 200-yard fly (1:48.59), leaving almost six seconds between him and William Mudlaff in second. He ended his day by winning the 400-yard IM (3:58.62).
In the 50-yard freestyle, Patrick took second (21.51), touching two-tenths of a second out of first, while John Hall came in fourth place (22.09). On the 3-meter diving board, Justin Sodokoff placed first (333.23) and combined with Ray Neistat’s three points (295.20) and AJ Krok’s one (281.93), the divers picked up 13 points. Later on, Sodokoff was second on 1-meter (297.07), while Krok took third (266.32) and Neistat was fourth (263.40).
Delaney Hall and Kang were second and third in the 200-yard breaststroke with times of 2:09.16 and 2:12.22, respectively. To end the meet, Dartmouth place first in the 200-yard freestyle relay (1:26.06).
Next Saturday, the Big Green will head to New York to face Columbia in the final tune up before the Ivy League Championship (Feb. 21-24).