BRYN MAWR, Pa. – The Owls swim team took to their home waters one last time in the 2019-2020 season earlier Saturday, as Bryn Mawr welcomed McDaniel for their final meet of the regular season. There were plenty of strong performances on the day from the Owls, including wins from Kelly Peterson, Maya Schneider, and Hannah Soisson. Bryn Mawr also celebrated the careers of their four seniors - Becca Adlai-Gail, Sophia Goldstein, Ryan Griffin, and Varuna JAsodanand – before the meet, with several great races to come from that quartet of athletes. However, McDaniel ultimately came away with just enough points to eke out the team win on the day by a score of 136-125.
After the Owls took second place in the 200 medley relay to open the day, Becca Adlai-Gail threw down a strong showing in the 1000 free to kick off the individual events. The senior posted an 11:20.62 in the event, a new season best by almost two seconds and good enough for a second place finish. Rachel Adlai-Gail also swam the event for the first time this season, with the first-year swimming a strong 12:34.33 in the event to take fourth place.
A little later, Griffin got her first action of the day in the 100 backstroke. The senior swam a 1:11.53 to take second place in that event and lead a couple of other Owls to the wall right behind her.
Next up, it was Bryn Mawr's turn to get a win, with Hannah Soisson taking the honors. The junior posted a 1:15.68 in the 100 breaststroke to take the top spot in that event. That was just enough to out-touch her teammate Varuna Jasodanand, whose 1:15.96 was a new season best for the senior. Her fellow senior Sophia Goldstein posted a 1:23.20 in her first time swimming the event this year, just missing her personal best by a little more than a second.
Peterson gave the Owls their second win in a row with a solid performance in the 200 fly. Though not quite a season best, the first year still claimed the win by over half a second with a time of 2:17.79.
A little later on, Bryn Mawr got their best performance of the day in the 200 breaststroke. Schneider, Jasodanand, and Soisson went 1-2-3 in the event to give Bryn Mawr a momentary lead in the team scoring. Schneider's 2:43.90 was a new personal best for the sophomore and it gave her a big win. Jasodanand came across in second in her first time swimming the event this season, while Soisson's 2:48.51 was good enough for third.
In the 500 freestyle, Becca Adlai-Gail added another season best performance to her haul, taking second place with a time of 5:32.13 to beat out her previous best by almost two seconds. Madelyn Schwimmer took fourth in her first time swimming the event this year as well. Adlai-Gail added a fourth place finish in the 200 IM to close out her day, her first time swimming the event this season.
In the 50 freestyle, Schneider came up just a bit short of the top spot, but she still claimed a personal best with a time of 26.71 in the event. She also took second place in the 200 IM.
Peterson added another second place finish in the 100 free, while Maggie Hernan's 1:01.69 was easily a new season best for the sophomore.
Clara Costello added a new season best in the 200 backstroke, as her 2:42.78 was almost two seconds faster than her previous best from November.
The Owls wrapped up the day with a second place finish in the 200 free relay.
Bryn Mawr will now continue training and tapering as they head towards the Centennial Conference Championship meet, which is scheduled for February 20th-23rd.