Briefly Noted

by Anthony Yifeng Zhao | 11/29/09 11:00pm

The Dartmouth women's swimming and diving team lost a close contest at the University of New Hampshire on Saturday, 159.5-139.5, according to DartmouthSports.com. Despite the loss, several Big Green swimmers came close to matching personal bests and varsity records. Charlotte Williams '13 took the top spot in the 400-yard individual medley, with a time of 4:31.92 achieving a personal best for the event. Christine Kerr '14 comfortably won the 500-yard freestyle in 5:02.15. Kerr also tied for first place in the 200-yard freestyle with her best time of the year, 1:51.56. In the diving events, Katy Feng '14 won the three-meter and one-meter events by large margins.

On Sunday, the men and women's teams competed at Princeton University, where both Big Green teams lost. The men's team (1-4, 1-4 Ivy) fell 156-85. Nejc Zupan '14 and Dylan Gabel '14 took the top two spots in the men's 100-yard freestyle, and Zupan won the 400-yard freestyle. Will Derdeyn '13 took first place in the 100-yard butterfly. Danielle Kerr '14 tied for first in the 400-yard individual medley for the women's team (3-4, 2-3 Ivy), while Mary Van Metre '14 took first place in the 50-yard freestyle. Feng lost by small margins of two and four points in the women's one-meter and three-meter diving events, respectively.

The Dartmouth men's and women's track and field teams competed in a tri-meet at Columbia University on Saturday with mixed results. The men's team took the top spot at the meet with 78 points, beating Columbia and Yale University, according to DartmouthSports.com. Yale finished in second place with 53 points and Columbia finished third with 40 points. On the women's side, the Big Green finished in a distant third place with 38 points, and Columbia won with 77 points. The men's team took the top three spots in the 60-meter hurdles event, including a first-place time of 8.60 seconds by Christopher Fletcher '11. Connor Reilly '13 won the 60-meter dash with a time of 6.93 seconds, Anthony Romaniw '13 won the mile event and Phil Royer '13 and Tom Robbins '11 took first and second in the 3000-meter run, respectively. The men also won the 4x400 and 4x800 relays.

On the women's side, the 4x800 relay proved to be a highlight the quartet of Alexi Pappas '12, Amy Schuman '12, Monica Adler '14 and Arianna Vailas '14 finished a full second ahead of Columbia's second-place team. Alex Tanner '11 and Adler finished second in the 400-meter and 800-meter run, respectively.

In the men's field events, Jeremy Thibodeau '14, Dom Filiano '14, and David Irving '11 won the high jump, shot put and weight throw, respectively. Corinne Kominkiewicz '14 won the women's shot put event, while Christina Alexander '11 finished in second place. Dartmouth will next compete at the Multi-Event Meet in Cambridge, Mass. on Jan. 27-28, and the Terrier Classic in Boston, Mass. on Jan. 28-29.