Dartmouth Wins All But Three Events in Sweep of Bates

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December 07th, 2018 College, Ivy League, NCAA Division III

Dartmouth at Bates College

  • Dec. 7, 2018
  • Results
  • Men: Dartmouth def. Bates 143-79
  • Women: Dartmouth def. Bates 166-52

Courtesy: Dartmouth Athletics

LEWISTON, Maine – Dartmouth women’s swimming easily defeated Bates by a score of 166-52 on Friday. The Big Green won all but one of the 12 events, taking the top two spots in eight of them.

Dartmouth took second through fourth in the 400-yard medley relay, being led by the D relay (4:00.96). That was followed by B (4:01.39), A (4:01.90) and C (4:06.03).

Zoe Wortzman won the 200-yard freestyle (1:55.23), out-touching Maya Reynoso-Williams by half a second. Sarah Minnigh came in third place with a time of 1:57.48. In the 50-yard freestyle, Ashley Post took first (24.29), while Cathleen Li was third (25.36). Post won the 100-yard freestyle (52.09) and was followed by Laura Barthold (54.52) and Mia Leko (54.53).

The Big Green took won the top four spots in the 200-yard IM. Summer Martin was first (2:09.51), setting a new Bates pool record, and was followed by Melanya Zaraska (2:10.41), Leko (2:12.40) and Alie Hunter (2:13.51).

On the 1-meter diving board, the Green took first through third, led by Isabella Lichen (279.37). Maggie Pionzio was second (263.24) and Allison Green (229.79) was third. On 3-meter, it was Pionzio that came in first place (291.15), while Lichen was second (247.20) and Green was third (193.94).

Zaraska and Hunter were back in the 200-yard fly, taking first (2:09.34) and second (2:13.17), respectively. In the 200-yard backstroke, Mackenzie Stumpf won with a time of 2:07.20 and broke the Tarbell pool record, while Connie Zhang came second in 2:08.64. Stumpf also broke the pool record in the 200-yard breaststroke (2:22.41), while Martin was second (2:27.72) and Kenna Van Steyn was third (2:29.36).

Minnigh broke the pool record by coming in first place in the 500-yard freestyle (5:04.83) and Wortzman took second (5:14.16). To end the meet, Dartmouth won the 200-yard freestyle relay (1:37.22). Made up of Wortzman, Eleanor Zwart, Post and Martin, the relay touched almost four seconds ahead of Bates’ A relay and broke the pool record by over a second.

The Dartmouth men’s swimming and diving team had a 143-79 victory over Bates on Friday evening. The Big Green won all but two of the events throughout the meet, taking the top two spots in six of them.

Dartmouth opened the meet by finishing in first place in the 400-yard medley relay (3:30.67), breaking Bates’ pool record at the same time. The team of Joe Moll, Brandon Liao, Connor LaMastra and Tang-e Tan left a second and a half between it and Bates in second.

Moll won the 200-yard freestyle (1:44.99) by almost two and a half seconds and, later on in the meet, placed first in the 500-yard freestyle (4:36.70) with a new Tarbell pool record. John Hall and Tan took the top two spots in the 50-yard freestyle, finishing with times of 21.51 and 22.07, respectively.

On the 1-meter diving board, Ray Neistat placed first (294.45) and was followed soon after by AJ Krok (271.42). Neistat also won on 3-meter (333.08), hitting the standard for the 2019 NCAA Zone Diving Championship and setting a new pool mark, while Krok was second (283.58).

LaMastra easily won the 200-yard IM (1:54.65), leaving a five-second gap between him and Jack Johnson in second and breaking the Tarbell pool record. The Big Green sophomore was back in the 200-yard fly, touching in 1:48.68 to pick up his second individual win of the day and break his second record. Hall was second (1:57.39) and Connor Richmond came in third (1:57.79).

In the 100-yard freestyle, Henry Patrick and Tan went 1-2 with times of 47.28 and 47.94, while Carter Jacobsen won the 200-yard backstroke (1:55.49), breaking the pool record. Richmond placed second in the 200-yard breast (2:11.30), touching just eight one-hundredths of a second behind Alex Bedard.

Dartmouth concluded the meet by taking second in the 200-yard freestyle relay (1:31.07). Composed of Jacobsen, Hugh McKenzie, Gabriel Mathews and Parker Herschberger, the relay touched half a second ahead of Bates’ B relay.

The Big Green will have a month away from competition, returning on Jan. 4-5 against Penn and Yale.

Courtesy: Bates College Athletics

LEWISTON, Maine — The Bates men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams hosted Dartmouth College in a rare dual meet against an Ivy League opponent Friday night at Tarbell Pool. Dartmouth’s women’s team outscored Bates 166-52, while the men’s score was 143-79 in the Big Green’s favor.

“Although the score was lopsided, the meet had a ton of close races that I am very proud of. We even snuck in a few event wins which should give the whole program some confidence in our ability to race the best,” said Bates head coach Peter Casares. “It was a pleasure hosting Dartmouth. Their kids really pushed us to swim faster and dive better than we expected.”

Bates travels to Deerfield Beach, Fla., Dec. 15-23 for its annual training trip. The Bobcats’ next meet is at Middlebury on Jan. 13 at 11am.


  • The Bates women’s 400-yard medley relay team of first-year Isabel Mohammadi-Hall (Saratoga, Calif.), junior Emmy Daigle (Portland, Ore.), sophomore Caroline Apathy (Devon, Pa.) and sophomore Erin Bucki (Eagan, Minn.) edged Dartmouth by 1.07 seconds in a time of 3:59.89.
  • Apathy placed second in the 50 freestyle (25.01).
  • First-year Maya Reynoso Williams (Somerville, Mass.) was runner-up in the 200 freestyle by 0.51 seconds in a time of 1:55.74. She also took third place in the 500 freestyle (5:17.92).
  • First-year Saskia Wong-Smith (Los Angeles, Calif.) was third in the 200 butterfly (2:14.82).
  • Bucki took third place in the 200 backstroke (2:10.01).
    Bates’ 200-yard freestyle relay team of first-year Caroline Sweeney (New Canaan, Conn.), Reynoso Williams, first-year Suzy Ryckman (Riverside, Conn.) and senior Lucy Faust (Piedmont, Calif.) placed second in 1:41.05.


  • The Bates men finished off the night with a win in the 200-yard freestyle relay, as first-year Pieter Cory (Dublin, Calif.), senior Matt Puckace (Madison, Ohio), junior Kyle Crans (Camden, Maine) and first-year Christopher Draper (Armonk, N.Y.) touched the wall in 1:29.09.
  • Senior Alex Bedard (Amherst, N.H.) won the 200-yard breaststroke (2:11.22), and took third place in the 50 freestyle (22.43).
  • Cory placed second in the 200 freestyle (1:47.35) and third in the 100 free (48.63).
  • First-year Dan Waterland (Chadds Ford, Pa.) placed second in the 200 backstroke (1:57.06)
  • Draper placed third in the 200 freestyle (1:47.36).
  • First-year Jack Johnson (Brewster, Mass.) was second in the 200-yard individual medley (2:00.49).
  • Junior Alexander Ignatov (Trumbull, Conn.) was third in the 200-yard individual medley (2:01.67) and in the 500 freestyle (4:49.82).
  • First-year Osceola Heard (Newark, N.J.) placed third in 1-meter diving (195.82) and third in 3-meter diving (216.52).
  • Waterland, Bedard, first-year Andrew Hall (Little Silver, N.J.) and senior Rory Collins (Brookfield, Conn.) placed second in the 400-yard medley relay (3:32.18).

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