CHESTERTOWN, Md. - The Bryn Mawr swim team was back in action Saturday afternoon in another Centennial Conference tilt. On this day, the Owls faced off against Washington College, and despite resting some swimmers from their normal events, there were still plenty of highlights on the day for the Owls.
Ryan Griffin had another great performance for Bryn Mawr to help lead the way for the visitors. The freshman took third place in the 50 freestyle, setting a new collegiate best with a time of 26.84. That was just over half-a-second shy of cracking into the top ten all time as an Owl. She also swam a strong 100 freestyle, with a time of 1.02.90 in that event, and that was after swimming the anchor leg of Bryn Mawr's 200 medley relay.
Another Owl who impressed was senior captain Allegra Armstrong. She set a season best time in the 200 individual medley midway through the meet, swimming that event in a time of 2:32.25. That was good enough for third place in the event as well. Armstrong also took second in the 500 yard freestyle later with a time of 5:47.89, and she closed out the meet by swimming the second leg of Bryn Mawr's 200 freestyle relay, a team that set a new season best time of 1:51.63 in the event.
Samantha Forestier competed in her first meet as an Owl on the day, and she showed some great skill in the water. The freshman took fourth place in the 200 freestyle, completing the event in a time of 2:18.78. She also took fifth in the 100 backstroke, and she swam the opening leg for the Owls' "B" relay in the 200 medley.
In the 100 butterfly, Ariane Marchis-Mouren and Becca Adlai-Gail each set new season best times. Marchis-Mouren, another Bryn Mawr team captain, posted a fourth-place finish with a time of 1:07.47, while Adlai-Gail followed close behind in fifth in a time of 1:09.57. Another Bryn Mawr first-year, Emma Hoffman, posted a season best time of her own in the meet, swimming a 1:37.14 in the 100 breaststroke for a new collegiate best.
The Owls will now get a bit of a break thanks to the Thanksgiving holiday. They will be back in action on the weekend of December 2nd, as they'll take part in the Gettysburg Invitational starting that Friday.