HANOVER, N.H. – Dartmouth men’s swimming dropped its final dual meet of the 2016-17 season to conference rival Columbia by a score of 211-89 on Saturday afternoon.
On the 3-meter diving board, Taylor Clough placed second (296.18) and Ray Neistat was third (293.48), earning a combined total of seven points. Later on in the meet on the 1-meter board, it was Neistat that took second (280.87), while Clough came in third place (278.63).
Dartmouth’s 200-yard medley A relay finished in third place (1:35.38) to kick off the swimming portion of the meet. Composed of Tony Shen, Timo Vaimann, David Harmon and Will Belmont, the relay touched less than a second behind Columbia and over two and a half seconds ahead of the Big Green’s B relay.
In the 1000-yard freestyle, Josh Hendell was the first of three Dartmouth swimmers to finish, taking third (9:45.54). Carter Jacobsen was fourth (9:47.88) and Joby Bernstein came in fifth (10:04.48). Shen and Jack Long picked up some points in the 200-yard freestyle by taking second (1:42.02) and fourth (1:43.62), respectively. The duo was back at it in the 100-yard freestyle; Shen, once again, finished in second place (47.17), while Long followed directly afterwards in third (47.37).
Robert Purvis was the fastest Big Green swimmer in the 100-yard backstroke, clocking a 54.14 to take third, while Patrick Kang and James Flood both finished under a minute in the 100-yard breaststroke. Kang was second (58.73) and Flood came in fourth (59.66). In the 200-yard butterfly, Henry Senkfor came in third place (1:56.63), finishing almost a full second ahead of Alexander Walker in fourth. He also placed third in the 200-yard backstroke (1:55.57).
Seven-tenths of a second separated the first four finishers in the 50-yard freestyle. Henry Patrick finished highest for Dartmouth in fourth (21.96), touching a mere four one-hundredths out of third. In the 200-yard breaststroke, Delaney Hall was second (2:06.07), coming in just nine-tenths of a second behind Coby Zucker in first. Jorge Siwady and Hendell scored in the 500-yard freestyle, taking third (4:47.39) and fourth (4:51.89).
Harmon got nine points by winning the 100-yard butterfly (51.20), out-touching Drew May by three-tenths of a second. Finishing two-tenths of a second behind him was Belmont in third (51.75). To end the day, the Dartmouth 200-yard freestyle A relay was second (1:27.12). Made up of Belmont, Shen, Tang-e Tan and Patrick, the Green finished just over a second behind Columbia in first.
Next up for Dartmouth will be the four-day Ivy League Championship, which will take place in Cambridge from Feb. 22-25.