Big Green Fall to Crimson and Big Red

Sat Nov 11, 2017

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Dartmouth men’s swimming and diving had its annual meet against Ivy League rivals Harvard and Cornell on Saturday. The Big Green fell to the Crimson, 216-79, and were defeated by the Big Red, 199-101. 

Dartmouth opened the afternoon by taking seventh and eighth in the 200-yard medley relay with times of 1:36.70 and 1:38.41. In the 1000-yard freestyle, Bruno Korbar finished highest for the Green, taking sixth (9:57.00) and touching less than three-tenths of a second ahead of a Cornell swimmer. Josh Hendell, Brett Seeley-Hacker and Zach Browne took eighth, ninth and 10th.

In the 200-yard freestyle, Stas Van Genderen and Henry Senkfor touched four one-hundredths of a second apart, with Van Genderen getting there first in eight (1:44.06) and Senkfor following in ninth (1:44.10). Delaney Hall was first among the Big Green in the 100-yard breaststroke, touching in seventh with a 1:00.15 and finishing less than two-tenths ahead of a Harvard swimmer. Hall was back at it in the 200-yard breaststroke, taking fifth (2:10.19).

Connor LaMastra swam well in the 200-yard freestyle, taking second (1:49.74) and finishing just a second behind Harvard’s Michael Zarian in first. He also had a good finish in the 100-yard butterfly, taking third (50.60). Dartmouth took the top two spots in the 200-yard IM. LaMastra led the way with a 1:54.84 and was followed soon after by Senkfor (1:55.09). 

Brandon Liao finished highest for Dartmouth in the 50-yard freestyle in fifth (21.31). He also swam well in the 100-yard freestyle, finishing in fourth place with a time of 47.17.

On the 3-meter board, Ray Neistat was sixth (255.60) and Justin Sodokoff took seventh (250.30). AJ Krok followed in ninth (225.70). A few events later on the 1-meter board, Sodokoff took fifth (267.55), Krok was seventh (242.80) and Neistat finished in eighth place (226.15). 

To end the afternoon, the Big Green placed second and fourth in the 400-yard freestyle relay. Made up Tony Shen, Henry Patrick, LaMastra and Liao, the A relay touched in 3:10.10, a second behind Cornell in first. The B relay finished with a 3:14.44, over a second ahead of Cornell’s C relay.