Class of 2008/incoming freshmen

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Class of 2008/incoming freshmen

Postby C. Thunder » Thu May 22, 2008 11:32 am

Every year teams face the challenge of needing younger athletes to step up and fill the shoes of graduating athletes. Which teams do you think had the strongest graduating classes, or in other words, which teams have the most stepping-up to do?

Alternatively, which teams look like they have strong incoming freshman classes?
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Re: Class of 2008/incoming freshmen

Postby Low Tide » Fri May 23, 2008 8:33 am

Denison has been pilfering Michigan recruits for a while now... this year they have outdone themselves.
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Re: Class of 2008/incoming freshmen

Postby 99 Red » Fri May 23, 2008 6:57 pm

Denison also raided the commonwealth of Virginia. I think they are getting a 51.35 100 bk guy (Robert Berry), and a generally big class that will be able to use the new pool.
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Re: Class of 2008/incoming freshmen

Postby DonCheadle » Sat May 24, 2008 9:39 am

wow. We know for sure that denison got this Berry kid, THurston (1:41 200 free) and Santino (52 mid back)

Who is the other Michigan kid they got?

Kzoo got a solid B+/A- class. They got one of the top 5 or so guys coming in, a 57 breakstroker/ 1:54 IMer (is that top 5 any more?)
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Re: Class of 2008/incoming freshmen

Postby Mister Obvious » Sun May 25, 2008 10:00 am

I thought Denison was getting Keeler from Ann Arbor Pioneer and DeSantis, both solid backstrokers. Santino = DeSantis.
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Re: Class of 2008/incoming freshmen

Postby 99 Red » Sun May 25, 2008 10:07 am

A couple names from here: http://www.virginiaswimming.org/Athlete ... eniors.pdf

Abbie Deal - Williams - 24.81 50 Fr.
Rebecca Kelley - Amherst - 1:03.90 100 br, 24.52 50 fr, 2:09.64 200 IM
Robert Grattan - W&L - 22.79 50 fr, 53.55 100 fl
Kate Gibbs - W&L - 2:31.93 200 fl
Sydney Giblin - MIT - 2:15.36 200 IM, 1:00.79 100 fl
Luke Griffioen - Calvin - 25.08 50 fr, 1:05.43 100 br
Brenna Broadus - Denison - 59.44 100 fl, 1:08.18 100 br
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Re: Class of 2008/incoming freshmen

Postby 99 Red » Sun May 25, 2008 10:34 am

A few more from here: http://www.pvswim.org/pvs_seniors.htm

Jonathan Gordon - JHU - 4:47.79 500 Fr
Alex Kim - JHU - 1:46.99 200 fr
Ryan Lichtenfels - Amherst - 4:48.21 500 fr, 9:53.91 1000 fr
Dana Monsees - Middlebury - 2:06.85 200 fr
Kelly Murphy - Ithaca - 5:11.54 500 fr, 10:43.44 1000 fr
Helena Nannes - Williams - 27.17 50 fr
Tim Peng - MIT - 57.72 100 bk
Raymond Rieling - Colby - 50.46 100 fr
Mac Routh - Bowdin - 53.60 100 fl
Katie Russell - Tufts - 5:02.51 500 fr, 10:25.77 1000 fr
Flora Samis - Oberlin - 25.82 50 fr
Erin Schwartz - W&L - 2:32.97 200 br
David Somers - Kenyon - 21.24 50 fr
Christoff Visscher - Hope - 23.52 50 fr
Yang Yang - MIT - 2:10.35 200 br, 4:17.37 400 IM
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Re: Class of 2008/incoming freshmen

Postby Djinntsai » Mon May 26, 2008 12:15 pm

14 new men for Wash U: pretty much doubling the team size. Not sure all will stick, but Jim Parks, Neil O'Kelly, Billy Griffitts, Chris Valach, and Nick Thornburg are good pickups
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Re: Class of 2008/incoming freshmen

Postby silentp » Mon May 26, 2008 1:50 pm

Djinntsai wrote:14 new men for Wash U: pretty much doubling the team size. Not sure all will stick, but Jim Parks, Neil O'Kelly, Billy Griffitts, Chris Valach, and Nick Thornburg are good pickups


Jim Parks - 22.0, 47.8

Neil O'Kelly - 21.5, 47.5 (those were dropes from 22.3 and 49 respectively)

Billy Griffitts - 53.8 back, 1:56.2

Chris Valach - 1:43.6, 4:38, 1:55.1 back, 1:55.5 fly

Nick Thornburg - 1:00 breast

Very solid pickups... I bet that's a top 10 class.
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Re: Class of 2008/incoming freshmen

Postby Djinntsai » Mon May 26, 2008 2:41 pm

Thornburg's 100 Breast time is from his junior year (May 2007). Also, he was 215 in the 200 breast back in '06
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Re: Class of 2008/incoming freshmen

Postby swim5599 » Tue May 27, 2008 10:21 am

With all that plus what they return from last year which is almost everyone, Wash U is going to tough.
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Re: Class of 2008/incoming freshmen

Postby DonCheadle » Tue May 27, 2008 10:56 am

Getting a big class for d3 is great because you never know when a 22/48 freestyler is poised to become a 45 100 freestyler. These kind of stories happen with some frequency, so the implication of a big class are obvious.
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Re: Class of 2008/incoming freshmen

Postby swimming2008 » Tue May 27, 2008 11:01 am

What about the rest of the Wash U class? The other 9 kids? I know everyone here loves Wash U, but based off the info provided of those 5 guys... that is not a top 10 class.
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Re: Class of 2008/incoming freshmen

Postby DonCheadle » Tue May 27, 2008 11:06 am

swimming2008 wrote:What about the rest of the Wash U class? The other 9 kids? I know everyone here loves Wash U, but based off the info provided of those 5 guys... that is not a top 10 class.


Really? I am interested if you can provide 10 classes better than that from last year. Times coming in, of course, not end of year times. I think it is a top 10 class, but could be wrong.
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Re: Class of 2008/incoming freshmen

Postby Djinntsai » Tue May 27, 2008 11:41 am

Those five are definitely the highlights of the class; most of the rest are 1:02-1:05 breastroke, 1:48 200 free type guys
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