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Owls Tie Record for Most Wins in Season With Strong Day at Hood

Bryn Mawr swimmer swims against Washington College

FREDERICK, Md. – The Bryn Mawr swim team put together another very impressive performance earlier Saturday afternoon at Hood College. The Owls posted dozens of strong swims on the day en route to wins over both the Blazers and the Nittany Lions of Penn State Altoona. With the pair of victories, the Owls have now tied for a program record in wins in a single season with seven this year.

Bryn Mawr opened the day with a second place finish in the 200 medley relay, with the quartet of Varuna Jasodanand, Hannah Soisson, Emmy Wisz, and Ryan Griffin posting a time of 2:01.27 in the event.

Maya Schneider took second in the first individual event of the day, the 400 IM. Becca Adlai-Gail, Faith Meacham, and Rachel Adlai-Gail each came home right behind Schneider in their first crack at the event this season.

In the 200 freestyle, Kelly Peterson picked up Bryn Mawr's first win of the night with a time of 2:08.94. Madelyn Schwimmer also took fourth, while Anna Danesh posted a season-best performance in the event.

Varuna Jasodanand earned the win in the 50 backstroke for the Owls, dominating the competition with a time of 30.61. In the 50 breaststroke, Hannah Soisson was the Owls' top finisher, taking third in the event.

Wisz claimed second place in the 100 fly, and then Schneider and Griffin gave the Owls a 1-2 finish in the 50 freestyle. Schneider took the top spot with a strong time of 26.96 in her first time swimming the event this season, while Griffin just missed a season best with a time of 26.97.

Schwimmer claimed third place for Bryn Mawr in the 100 freestyle. In the 100 backstroke, Jasodanand added another third place finish, while Griffin and Faith Meacham each posted season bests in the event.

Soisson and Maggie Hernan finished second and third in the 100 breaststroke. Then, Schneider added another victory to Bryn Mawr's haul with her first crack at the 500 freestyle this season. Schneider posted a time of 5:50 flat in the event, good enough to win by six seconds over teammate Kelly Peterson.

Varuna Jasodanand picked up one more win for the Owls to help seal the deal on the day, as the senior took the top spot in the 100 IM. Jasodanand posted the second-fastest time in school history with the win in a time of 1:06.82. Kelly Peterson also cracked into Bryn Mawr's all-time top five with a 1:11.80, while Hernan's 1:12.77 shaved a few tenths of a second off of her own top ten time in program history.

The Owls capped off the day in the 200 freestyle relay, where Griffin, Schwimmer, Peterson, and Schneider combined to take second place in a time of 1:48.76.

With the performances today, the Owls picked up two big wins, making it seven on the year for Bryn Mawr. That ties a program record for most wins in a season, matching the seven win season Bryn Mawr had in 1992-93.

Bryn Mawr will be back in action next weekend at home against McDaniel in Bryn Mawr's final meet of the regular season.