SOUTH HADLEY, Mass. - Bryn Mawr Swimming kicked off the 2018 Seven Sisters Championship at Mount Holyoke earlier Saturday afternoon. The Owls posted great results, personal bests and are in great standings going into day two of competition. The Bryn Mawr Swimming team currently ranks fifth with a total of 276 points.
The 200 yard relay kicked things off, as the foursome of junior Lillian Oyen-Ustad, sophomore Varuna Jasodanand, freshman Madelyn Schwimmer, along with sophomore Ryan Griffin finished fourth overall with a time of 1:46.00.
In the 500 yard freestyle it was Becca Adlai-Gail who landed a seventh place finish with a time of 5:33.46. Faith Meacham was close behind in 15th with a mark of 5:54.49. Meacham's mark dropped 4.5 seconds off her time from last season.
Next up was the 200 IM, where Lucy Bruemmer saw a 14th place finish, with a time of 2:29.45. Hannah Soisson touched the wall just two seconds behind the freshman and landed a 15th place finish (2:31.03).
Lillian Oyen-Ustad landed the highest individual ranking for the Owls from the first session. In the 50 yard freestyle the junior cruised her way to a second place finish with a time of 25.40. Her time was able to beat out 43 other competitors in the field.
Session two opened with the 200-yard medley relay. The foursome of Lilian Oyen-Ustad, Varuna Jasodanand, Hannah Soisson, and Ryan Griffin, put on a tremendous performance and came out the water with a third place finish. Their time of 1:56.04 was "the best relay finish that I can remember" according to coach Nikki Whitlock.
In the 400 individual medley, Becca Adlai-Gail was 8th with a time of 5:09.60, while Faith Meacham placed 11th with a mark of 5:14.61. Lucy Bruemmer was next up and placed 16th overall in the 100 yard butterfly (1:08.85).
Varuna Jasodanand took a fifth place finish in the 100 breaststroke in the evening, swimming in a time of 1:1137. Hannah Soisson was also a featured athlete in the event and finished seventh overall (1:12.05). In the last event of the day for the Owls Jasodanand took the water just 10 minutes later for the 100 yard backstroke. The sophomore landed a 6th place finish out of a field of 29. Her time of 1:03.39 was an impressive performance due to having a minimal recovery time. Lillian Oyen-Ustad was also in the field and competed in her fourth event of the day and did not disappoint. The junior swam to a fourth place finish overall in a time of 1:02.07.
Vassar College currently leads the meet with a total of 740 points, followed by Wellesley College in second with 729.5 points. The host, Mount Holyoke hold a third place standing with 358 points. While Smith College (339)and Bryn Mawr (276) are fourth and fifth respectively.
Action at this year's meet continues on Sunday beginning at 10 am at Mount Holyoke College.