BRYN MAWR, Pa. - The Owls swim team returned to competition earlier Saturday afternoon in a home double dual meet against Washington College and Albright. There were a bunch of impressive performances on the day from the Owls in their first meet since early December. Becca Adlai-Gail, Maya Schneider, and Emmy Wisz all earned multiple second-place finishes on the day to help Bryn Mawr topple Albright and give Washington College a battle. With the performances below, the Owls defeated Albright by a score of 141-113, while Washington College earned a 187-70 win over the Owls on the day.
The Owls claimed third in the 400 medley relay to open the morning, beating out Albright's top squad to help give Bryn Mawr an early lead over their non-conference foes. Adlai-Gail followed that up by smashing her previous season best in the 1000 freestyle by almost four seconds, posting an 11:22.29 to take second place in the grueling distance event. Faith Meacham also put on a strong effort in the 1000 to take third in the event.
A few events later, Maya Schneider picked up Bryn Mawr's next second-place finish of the day in the 100 backstroke. The sophomore posted a strong performance in the event, swimming a 1:05.62 to just miss the top spot. Varuna Jasodanand also swam a great heat in the event, taking third place with a new season-best time of 1:06.40. Anna Danesh had also set a season best in the distance earlier in Bryn Mawr's medley relay, swimming a 1:09.99 to reset her top mark this year.
Emmy Wisz was the next Owl to earn a runner-up finish on the day, as the first-year took second in the 200 butterfly with a time of 2:23.21.
A bevy of Owls competed in the 50 freestyle; Peterson followed up a third-place finish in the 200 freestyle by taking sixth in the crowded sprint event. Sophia Goldstein smashed her previous best in the event, setting a new PR with a time of 28.69. Elizabeth Kunkel swam the event for the first time this season as well, finishing with a time of 33.82.
In the 200 backstroke, Schneider collected her second second-place finish of the day, posting a time of 2:23.14 in the event. Meacham posted a 2:29.81 in the event, just missing out on a new season best by less than .4 of a second.
Maggie Hernan swam the 200 breaststroke for the first time since last season's Centennial Conference Championship, posting a solid time of 2:57.01 in her return to the event.
Becca Adlai-Gail just missed out on a new season best in the 500 freestyle, but still claimed second place with a time of 5:36.41.
Wisz collected another second-place finish in the 100 fly next, finishing in a time of 1:04.51 to take the penultimate spot. Peterson swam the event for the first time in her college career, taking fourth place on the day with a 1:05.26. Rachel Adlai-Gail just missed out on a new personal best in the event, with her time of 1:10.27 being just .02 off of her PR. Ruth Mullin posted a new season best in the event with a time of 1:16.66.
Meacham swam the 200 IM for the first time in competition in almost two years, and she got right back into it with a fourth place finish on the day.
The Owls closed out the meet with a fourth place finish in the 200 free relay.
Bryn Mawr will be right back in action next weekend, as the Owls will travel to Hood to take on the Blazers and Penn State Altoona in another double dual meet.