On Sunday Feb 7 Jamaican senior national record holders Dartmouth’s Kendese Nangle (100 and 200 LCM backstroke) and Columbia’s Trudi Patrick (400 LCM medley relay) met in an Ivy League clash at the Percy Uris Natatorium. For both squads it marked the end of their regular season.
In the 200 yard medley relay the Columbia B team of Miriyam Ghali, Maddie Pujadas, Patrick and Isabelle Jubin posted time of 1:47.36. Trudi put up her 2nd fastest butterfly split of the season of 25.43.
In the 100 yard backstroke Nangle went out ahead of the field with a split of 28.09.She however could not hold off the sub 30 second splits of winner Columbia’s Lynley Matthews 57.87 and team mate Taylor Yamahata 58.21 and finished 3rd in 58.46.
Patrick won a close duel with teammate Kristine Ng to take the 200 yard butterfly event 2:03.82 to 2:04.21.
Nangle would be the fastest placing Dartmouth swimmer in the 50 yard freestyle finishing 4th in 24.32.
Both Nangle and Patrick would meet in the 100 yard individual medley. Again Kendese would have the advantage of her rivals at the half way mark with a split time of 26.69. Patrick was 2nd at the 50 yard mark with a 27.58 trailed closely by Dartmouth’s Megan Crook. Megan would have the better back half as she took the win 58.99. Patrick finished 2nd in 1:00.61 with Nangle 3rd in 1:01.06.
Nangle’s 200 yard freestyle relay team of Megan Crook , Annclaire Macart and Charlotte Kamai finished 2nd with a time of 1:37.05. Kendese started the relay with a 24.56 split.
Trudi’s B team swam as an exhibition relay. Their total time was 1:36.38. Patrick’s split on the 3rd leg was 24.15.
When the final points were tallied the Lions triumphed over Dartmouth 189 to 111.The next assignment for both teams will be the Ivy League championships that will be hosted by Princeton from Feb to 20.