GALLOWAY, N.J. - The Bryn Mawr cross country team was back in action this weekend, this time at the Osprey Open hosted by Stockton University. With many of the more veteran Owls resting up for next weekend's Dickinson Long-Short Invitational, today was a chance for the younger rotation of Bryn Mawr runners to step up and shine, which is exactly what they did.
Freshman Nina Inman led the Owls out with a great pace. Inman opened things up with a 6:40 mile, and despite falling in place later at the finish, she still posted a new personal record time of 27:40 in the event. That fast start helped benefit another pair of freshman Owls greatly. Campbell Powell (26:14) and Emily Williams (26:58) both got pulled along with Inman's start, and that duo would eventually PR as well. Powell and Williams finished one-two for Bryn Mawr and finished 50th and 69th in the standings, respectively.
Plenty of sophomores were in action as well for Bryn Mawr, and they were not outdone by the strong-starting freshmen. Hannah Kim (28:02) and Sophie Webb (28:47) completed the top five for Bryn Mawr at the event and helped the Owls stake that 13th place finish as a team.
Other notable finishes for Bryn Mawr included personal record times for freshmen Hannah Chang, Shannon Fisher, and Abigail Kwak. Senior captain Jocelyn Martinez also made a triumphant return to action for the Owls, coming back and putting in a great race after a long-term battle with injury.
"If you want a sneak-peek at the future of Bryn Mawr cross country, take a look at the performances out there today," exclaimed Owls head coach Jason Hewitt. "They're here, the future is now, and it's brighter than ever!"
Bryn Mawr will continue their season next Saturday with the always-packed Long/Short Invitational hosted by Dickinson College.
*The team was supported by the Fishers and Powells at this event. Many thanks to the families in aattendance this weekend and the loved ones who sent their well-wishes from afar. - Coach Hewitt*