LANCASTER, Pa. - The Bryn Mawr swim team took on the Centennial Conference Championships earlier Sunday morning for one last full day of competition. The morning session was highlighted by two amazing individual performances from sophomore Varuna Jasodanand in the 200 breaststroke and junior Lillian Oyen-Ustad in the 100 freestyle to qualify them for finals. After Sundays performances the Owls have set a high of five new school records over the course of the weekend. The Owls were able to score a total of 153 points and finish in eighth overall.
Lillian Oyen-Ustad took the water first for the Owls on day four. In the 100 free prelims she secured herself a spot in finals after clocking in a time of 54.22 and landing an all time personal best . Her time of 54.22 was just .32 off of the school record. During the evening session she returned for finals where she swam another all time personal best at 54.09. Oyen-Ustad was the sole Owl to earn herself a spot on the Centennial Conference podium after her performance in the 100 freestyle finals, where she placed eighth.
Varuna Jasodanand matched Oyen-Ustad's performance in the 100 freestyle and smashed the Bryn Mawr School record in her preliminary race of the 200 breaststroke. Jasodanand finished in a time of 2:30.89 and was seeded 11th overall going into finals. Her performance in the 200 breaststroke prelims took down a 26 year old school record which was previously set back in 1992 by Brenna Herpmann (2:32.92). In finals Jasodanand was able to place 14th overall, finish in a time of 2:32.95, and score three points for the Owls.
In the 200 butterfly Bryn Mawr saw Becca Adlai-Gail swim her all time best during prelims. Adlai-Gail finished her race in 2:19.74 and was seeded 13th going into finals. In finals Adlia-Gail secured a 14th place finish overall in a time of 2:19.93 and scored three points for the Owls.
For the last event of the day Varuna Jasodanand, Becca Adlai-Gail, Ryan Griffin, and Lillian Oyen-Ustad took the water for the 400 freestyle relay. The foursome put up a strong fight finishing in eighth overall in a time of 3:47.19. Their time was just two seconds off of the school record (3:45.78). In the B relay Lauren Birmingham led off the relay and broke the one minute barrier for the first time in her career from a flat start. The B team of Lauren Birmingham, Sophie Goldstein, Samantha Foreistier, and Lucy Bruemmer finished in time of 4:02.22 and conclude the 2018 Centennial Conference Championships for the Owls.
The 2018 Centennial Conference Championships concludes the 2017-2018 campaign for the Owls. Bryn Mawr will now look to continue building towards more success next year.