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PRINCETON, N.J. – Dartmouth men’s swimming opened the 2018 Ivy League Championship on Wednesday evening by swimming a pair of relays, breaking the school record in the 800-yard freestyle relay.

After the first day of action, the Big Green are in seventh place with 94 points and are very close to Columbia and Penn, both with 100, and Cornell with 102 points.

To start the evening, Dartmouth placed seventh in the 200-yard medley relay (1:30.88), dropping almost three seconds off its seeded time. Made up of Connor LaMastra, Brandon Liao, Matt Luciano and Henry Patrick, the relay touched two and a half seconds behind Penn. 

In the 800 free relay, the Green came in sixth place (6:34.43), smashing the Dartmouth record from 2015 by over three seconds. The relay – which was composed of LaMastra, Bruno Korbar, Carter Jacobsen and Tony Shen – out-touched Cornell by three-tenths of a second. 

Prelims for day two of Ivies will begin at 11 a.m.