By: Charlotte Brackett
NEW HAVEN, Conn. – Dartmouth men’s swimming and diving was defeated by Yale (160-140) and Penn (195-105) on Saturday.
Dartmouth’s divers opened the meet on Friday on the 1- and 3-meter diving board. On 3-meter, Justin Sodokoff finished first by less than two points (338.80), Ray Neistat took seventh (260.75), and Kyle Schubert (237.30) and Jonathan Hu (219.75) came ninth and 10th. On the 1-meter board, Neistat took fifth (255.60) and was followed by Sodokoff (252.20), Hu (243.85) and Schubert (238.20) in seventh through ninth.
The Big Green started the meet on Saturday with a fifth-place finish in the 200 medley relay (1:35.11), out-touching Penn by three one-hundredths of a second. Connor LaMastra won the 1000 free (9:21.68), leaving a three-second gap behind him. Ethan Banks was seventh (9:49.50) and Stas Van Genderen came 10th (10:13.33). LaMastra was back at it later, coming in second place in the 200 fly (1:47.77) and first in the 500 free (4:32.43).
In the 200 free, Tim Park was second (1:40.56), out-touching a Yale swimmer by four-tenths. Joe Moll also swam the event, coming in sixth (1:42.03). Moll was back later on, coming in third place in the 200 back (1:51.01) and sixth in the 200 IM (1:55.61). Tim Cushman finished highest for Dartmouth in the 100 back, taking sixth (51.65), while Parker Hershberger and Brandon Liao swam the 100 breast, finishing in sixth (58.83) and seventh (59.17), respectively.
John Hall came in seventh place in the 50 free (21.23), beating a Penn swimmer to the wall by half a second. In the 100 free, Park placed fourth (46.10) and Hall came in sixth (46.90). In the 200 breast, Connor Richmond (2:12.17), Alec Kong (2:12.60), Liao (2:13.72) and Maxwell Jones (2:15.42) were eighth through 11th. In the 100 fly, Matt Luciano touched a tenth of a second ahead of a swimmer from Yale to finish in sixth place (51.88).
To end the weekend, the Big Green placed fourth in the 400 free relay (3:05.15). Composed of LaMastra, Landon Armstrong, Park and Hall, the relay out-touched Yale by three seconds.
Next Saturday, Dartmouth will compete against UConn in Storrs.