November 28, 2012

Swimming Posts Seven Wins En Route to a Pair of Wins

BRYN MAWR, Pa. – The Bryn Mawr College swim team won seven of the 11 events swam Wednesday night as the Owls picked-up a pair of wins over local rival Arcadia (127-56) and Cabrini (119-65).

Leading the Owls with three total wins (2 individual, 1 relay) was senior Meredith Davis. Davis posted the fastest time in the 50 freestyle (26.48) and the 100 butterfly (1:02.88), her two staple events. In the 50 free, Davis led the entire race before touching the pad one second ahead of second-place finisher Arielle Fry. In the 100 fly, Davis dominated the race as she easily cruised to a four-second win over the second place finisher.

Posting wins in the 100 and 200 yard freestyle was freshman Rebecca Craig. Craig's time of 58.54 in the 100 free was more than five seconds quicker Becca Burkhart of Arcadia who finished in second. In the 200 free, Craig edged fellow classmate Sahara Clement as the Owls finished 1-2.

Freshman Angela Mastrianni and sophomore Kristina Xiang both posted an individual and relay win tonight. Mastrianni paced the pool in the 100 breaststroke as she swam to a 1:15.47 while Xiang posted the fastest time in the 200 IM with a time of 2:24.08.

Senior Hannah Gilbert posted a second-place finish in the 1000 freestyle with a time of 12:18.59 while Clement took home second in the 500 freestyle (5:00.63). Senior Mairin O'Connor claimed third in the 100 freestyle (1:03.89) while Xiang took home third place in the 100 backstroke (1:09.91) and Mastrianni claimed third in the 200 IM (2:31.29).

Davis, Mastrianni, Xiang and freshman Carolyn Gee claimed gold in the 200 medley relay with a time of 2:02.52. In addition, Bryn Mawr's other relay in the 200 medley took home third place in a time of 2:12.87, and was comprised of freshmen classmates Carly Breen and Abigail Johnson, sophomore Phoebe Jordan and O'Connor.

With the completion of today's meet, the 2012 portion of their season comes to an end. The 2013 competition season will resume on Jan. 19, 2013, when the Owls travel to Wellesley College for the 2013 Seven Sisters Championships.