LANCASTER, Pa. - The Bryn Mawr swim team was back in action Saturday afternoon for another Centennial Conference road trip. The Owls traveled to Franklin & Marshal College for a dual meet to take on the Diplomats and Swarthmore. Despite taking tough losses against both of those squads, Bryn Mawr's student-athletes put on some strong performances on the day.
Becca Adlai-Gail had one of the standout days for the Owls, starting with her effort in the 1000 yard freestyle. The sophomore bettered her time from last week in the event by almost seven full seconds. Adlai-Gail posted a time of 11:30.73 this afternoon, good enough to take fourth place in the event. That came almost immediately after she swam the third leg of the Owls' "B" team in the 200 yard medley relay. Later on, Adlai-Gail would swim in the 200 butterfly for the first time this season, posting a time of 2:28.76. She would close out her busy day with a good performance in the 100 fly as well, finishing in a time of 1:09.05.
Varuna Jasodanand and Hannah Soisson each put on great showings in the 100 breaststroke, taking third and fourth in the event respectively. Jasodanand just missed out on bettering her time from last week, posting a finish of 1:12.25. Soisson was right behind with a time of 1:13.31, which was four-tenths of a second better than her time in the same event last week at Gettysburg. Soisson also posted a 2:42.42 in the 200 breaststroke and a 1:18.02 in the 100 butterfly on a busy day for the first-year Owl.
Lucy Bruemmer was another Owl who bested her performance from an event last week. Bruemmer finished the 200 yard IM in a time of 2:30.27 today, almost a full second faster than her effort last week. Bruemmer also swam a 1:08.16 in the 100 backstroke, and she put up a solid first leg of the Owls' "B" relay as well.
Lillian Oyen-Ustad was also in action in the 100 backstroke, leading the Owls' contingent in that event with a time of 1:04.00. The junior was also Bryn Mawr's fastest finisher in the 50 freestyle with a time of 25.94, and she bookended her day with great opening legs in both of the Owls' relays.
One more notable day for the Owls came from first-year Faith Meacham, who started her afternoon with a great effort in the 1000 yard free. She too knocked off seven seconds compared to her performance from last week in the same event, finishing today in a time of 12:10.24. Meacham would later take eighth in the 200 backstroke, coming home in a time of 2:28.26, and she closed out her day in the 200 IM with a time of 2:32.06.
The Owls will be right back in action on Friday, with another Centennial Conference road trip in store. Bryn Mawr will travel right back to central PA to take on Dickinson College in a weeknight showdown. Meet time against the Red Devils is slated for 6:00 PM in Carlisle.