HANOVER, N.H. – Dartmouth men’s swimming and diving will head to Cambridge for the 2017 Ivy League Championship, which will take place from Wednesday, Feb. 22 through Saturday, Feb. 25 at Harvard’s Blodgett Pool.
The championship – which was always swam in a three-day, 11-session format – will, for the first time, take place over four days this year.
Last season, the Big Green finished in eighth place with 491.5 points. They started the championship off on the right foot by breaking the school record in the 200 free relay from 2012 by over half a second (1:20.56). On the 1-meter diving board, Brett Gillis and AJ Krok were fifth (289.10) and seventh (274.75), respectively. This was the first time in the last 25 years that two male divers finished in the top eight at one time.
On day two, Logan Briggs earned an NCAA B cut in the 400 IM (3:54.45), while James Verhagen took third in the 100 back (47.53), also getting a B cut. On the final day, Gillis took seventh on 1-meter (293.10) and was named the Ron Keenhold Career High Point Diver for accumulating 189 points throughout his four years. David Harmon placed highest of four Dartmouth swimmers in the 200 fly (1:49.96), barely missing the school record.
Prelims will begin every day at 11 a.m. and finals will commence at 6 p.m. Day one will open on Wednesday at 6 p.m. with finals of the 200 medley relay and the 800 free relay.