By: Charlotte Brackett
PHILADELPHIA, Pa. – The Dartmouth men’s swimming and diving team opened the New Year with its annual two-day Ivy tri-meet, falling to Yale (217-83) and Penn (227-73).
The Big Green divers opened the meet on Friday on the 1-meter and 3-meter diving boards. On 1-meter, Justin Sodokoff came in first place (315.20) and was the only diver to score over 300. AJ Krok took seventh (254.25) and Ray Neistat was 10th (210.60).
On 3-meter, Sodokoff and Krok came in third (287.60) and fourth (280.75), respectively, while Neistat took ninth (261.55).
Dartmouth kicked off day two in the 200-yard medley relay, placing seventh (1:36.47) and out-touching Yale by less than four tenths of a second. In the 1000-yard freestyle, Ethan Moon (10:08.02), Zach Browne (10:13.49) and Stas Van Genderen (10:36.56) took ninth through 11th.
Connor LaMastra was second in the 200-yard freestyle (1:40.20), finishing just four one-hundredths of a second behind Yale’s Henry Gaissert. LaMastra was also second in the 200-yard fly (1:48.55) and the 500-yard freestyle (4:32.31).
In the 100-yard backstroke, Joe Moll and Dylan Chan came in seventh (52.45) and eighth (53.57), while, in the 100-yard breaststroke, Parker Hershberger was eighth (59.10). Moll was back in the 200-yard backstroke, touching in fourth (1:53.18). Connor Richmond placed seventh in the 200-yard IM (1:57.59)
Four Dartmouth swimmers touched within three tenths of a second in the 50-yard freestyle: Henry Patrick and Luke Rohlen tied for eighth (21.59), and they were followed by John Hall in 10th (21.79) and Brandon Liao in 12th (21.88). Patrick and Rohlen were back in the 100-yard freestyle, touching five one-hundredths of a second apart in eighth and ninth with times of 47.56 and 47.61, respectively. Tang-e Tan followed in 10th (47.71).
To end the weekend, the Big Green took fifth in the 400-yard freestyle relay (3:09.68), touching almost two seconds ahead of Penn.
Next Friday, Jan. 11, the Green will take on Boston College on the road.