GETTYSBURG, Pa. - The Bryn Mawr swim team closed out their calendar year earlier Friday afternoon with another good day at the Gettysburg Invitational. Bryn Mawr featured three athletes in action on the day, with all three putting on strong showings in both sessions.
Freshman Varuna Jasodanand carried over plenty of momentum from yesterday's strong swims. Jasodanand competed in the 100 breaststroke in the morning session, earning Bryn Mawr three points in the team scoring with a 14th place finish. The Owls freshman was right on target with her time of 1:10.98 in the event. In the evening session, Jasodanand went on to take 13th place in the 200 individual medley. She posted a time of 2:19.41 in the event, just shy of her season best so far this year.
Lillian Oyen-Ustad had a terrific day, as she competed in two of her strongest events. In the morning, Oyen-Ustad swam in the 100 backstroke and earned tenth place out of 29 total swimmers. She posted a season-best time of 1:01.24, earning the Owls seven more points. Then in the evening, Oyen-Ustad capped off her invitational with a sixth-place finish in the 50 freestyle, doing so with another season-best time of 25.04.
Samantha Forestier also took part in the very same events as Oyen-Ustad. In the morning, Forestier posted a season-best of her own in the 100 backstroke, swimming the event in a time of 1:11.26. Then she backed that up with another strong swim in the 50 free in the evening. Swimming the event for the first time this season, Forestier posted a time of 28.78.
The Owls will now get a chance to recover and continue training following their very busy fall semester. Bryn Mawr will return to action in the third week of January, as they will travel to Vassar for this year's Seven Sisters Championship.