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Swimming Closes Out Fall Semester At Gettysburg Invitational

Lucy Bruemmer 18-19 season

GETTYSBURG, Pa. - The Owls swim team was back in the water this weekend for the annual Gettysburg Invitational, and there were plenty of impressive performances across both days of competition.

On Friday, the Owls opened with a ninth place finish in the 200 free relay. Kelly Peterson, Emmy Wisz, Lucy Bruemmer, and Maya Schneider teamed up to swim a 1:45.93 in the event, a new season best by over four seconds.

Peterson was back in action next with a new season-best time in the 500 freestyle. The first-year took 14th place in the event with a time of 5:37.00. Maya Schneider also set a season best in the 200 IM next, shaving over five seconds off of her previous low with a time of 2:16.94.

Lucy Bruemmer set a new personal best time in the 50 freestyle later on, posting a 26.79 to beat out her previous low by almost a full second. Wisz also swam the 50 for the first time this season, posting a finish of 27.28.

The same quartet of Owls wrapped up the day with the 400 medley relay. Bryn Mawr took 11th place in that event, swimming a new season best of 4:17.88. After day one, the Owls found themselves in sixth place in the standings.

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Saturday saw even more impressive performances from Bryn Mawr, starting with a new season best in the 200 medley relay. Bruemmer, Schneider, Wisz, and Peterson combined to swim a 1:56.77 in the event, good enough for seventh place and a new SB by over three seconds.

Swimming the 400 IM for the first time this season, Schneider went out and took fourth place in the event today. The sophomore touched the wall in a time of 4:50.57, a time that would easily be in the top ten in Bryn Mawr history if Schneider did not already own the second-fastest time in the event in the program record books.

Wisz picked up a top-10 finish in the 100 fly next, taking 10th place with a collegiate-best time of 1:02.18 in the event. That finish moved Wisz to sixth place on the top ten times list in Bryn Mawr swimming history. Bruemmer also picked up a season best in the event with a 1:04.60.

Peterson set another collegiate-best time in the 200 freestyle, swimming a 2:02.92 to take 10th place in that event. That time puts Peterson at 7th all-time in program history in the event.

Bryn Mawr capped off the morning session with a sixth-place finish in the 800 free relay. Peterson, Wisz, Bruemmer, and Schneider combined to swim an 8:30.57 in the event, the first time Bryn Mawr has competed in the distance relay this season.

In the evening, Schneider got things started with a 2:14.50 in the 200 backstroke, a new season best.

In the 200 breaststroke, Bruemmer posted a time of 2:43.00 for a 14th place finish.

Peterson claimed Bryn Mawr's best finish of the weekend in the 200 fly. The first-year swam a 2:12.77, good enough to take second place on the day, and also the third-fastest time in the 200 fly in program history. Wisz finished close behind in the very same event, taking sixth with a time of 2:17.27 - the new seventh-fastest time in program history.

With that, the Owls closed the door on the 2019 calendar year, as the quartet ultimately earned enough points to place Bryn Mawr seventh in the team standings on the weekend. Bryn Mawr will continue to train over the next month, including a winter break training trip, before returning to action in January at home.