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Women's Second Day

Postby Nescacfan » Thu Mar 19, 2009 7:45 am

Women's Second Day:

200 Free Relay: I'm going with Denison by a touch over Kenyon. This is going to be a great race.

400 IM: Williams' Amanda Nicholson almost pulled out a win in the shorter 200 IM yesterday. The 400 IM is her specialty. Don't get concerned about her slowopening fly leg. Based upon yesterday's performances, I think Liz Horvat will be her major competitor. The winning time will be under 4:18. A darkhorse for getting into the championship heat is Amherst's Kara MacLaverty. She had a personal best in the 500 Free yesterday. I expect her to swim a 4:27 in prelims. Will Williams get 3 swimmers in the championship heat? Patchen and Ramsey should join Nicholson into the Championship heat.

100 Fly: My money all year has been on Williams' Todhunter. Denison's Zaleski will be right there at the finish, but Todhunter's 53 in the championship final will prevail.

200 Free: Kendra Stern swam fast in yesterday's 500 free and was beaten by Horvat's great swim. Stern will be back today with something to prove. She might even set a new record in prelims even though that is not her modus operandi. Could she go 1:45 tonight? I think so. The Kenyon trio of Ertel, Olievera and Meirs will be her major competition. Watch out for Meaghan Stern to move up into the championship finals. She had a fast 500 yesterday.

400 Medley Relay: Once again this will be a battle between Denison and Kenyon for the top spot. I'll go with Kenyon.
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Re: Women's Second Day

Postby Nescacfan » Thu Mar 19, 2009 10:09 am

Add Emory to the mix on the 200 Free Relay. Denison just set a national record [1:32.34]in prelims just edging Emory.
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Postby My Spoon's Too Big! » Thu Mar 19, 2009 10:41 am

My goodness give Swimmer of the Meet to Horvat already. That mile record might be in danger, too.
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Re: Women's Second Day

Postby Nescacfan » Thu Mar 19, 2009 10:48 am

I agree that Horvat looks like the swimmer of the meet. Can you imagine the race tonight when Nicholson and Horvat are swimming side by side?
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Re: Women's Second Day

Postby screeeeeeeeech » Thu Mar 19, 2009 10:55 am

Liz is an animal. I just don't see her losing that race. If Emory can find someone to replace Shi on their 2Fr they could so some major damage. I bet they put Morgan Klinzing on it tonight. That should give them at least .5, more like .75...
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Re: Women's Second Day

Postby Nescacfan » Thu Mar 19, 2009 11:16 am

Todhunter destroyed the 100 fly record in prelims--53.76. I don't think Zaleski can touch her tonight.
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Postby My Spoon's Too Big! » Thu Mar 19, 2009 11:27 am

screeeeeeeeech wrote:Liz is an animal. I just don't see her losing that race. If Emory can find someone to replace Shi on their 2Fr they could so some major damage. I bet they put Morgan Klinzing on it tonight. That should give them at least .5, more like .75...


Can't wait to see that 200 FR tonight. It looks like Kenyon and Denison stacked theirs, with Quinn holding off a little perhaps for Kenyon. All three under the record?
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Re: Women's Second Day

Postby swammer00 » Thu Mar 19, 2009 11:33 am

Liz Horvat's backstroke splits on her IM were comparable to (and better than some of) the guys'. I'd like to see her 200 backstroke at this meet but unfortunately she'll be busy destroying the national record in the 1650 instead. The girl is immensely talented. To think she's only a sophomore is kind of crazy. Very impressive to think how much she has improved in just 2 years--she was 4:40 something in the 400 IM out of high school and 5:06? in the 500.

I think she will go 4:16 tonight...

200 FR could be Kenyon's if all the splits swim what they are capable of. Hurd has been a bit off this meet which could hurt them. But should be a great 3-way race regardless. It might come down to the starts?

The 400 medley should be a good race between Denison and Kenyon. I'm guessing Kenyon will put Vereshchagin on breaststroke so Menzel can do the fly instead. Only question is whether Ertel will do back or free and who will do the other stroke.
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Re: Women's Second Day

Postby Nescacfan » Thu Mar 19, 2009 11:52 am

Kendra Stern looked strong in the 200 free prelims. Sister Meaghan will join her in the championship finals. Emory's Westby appears to be her biggest threat.
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Postby My Spoon's Too Big! » Thu Mar 19, 2009 11:52 am

swammer00 wrote:Liz Horvat's backstroke splits on her IM were comparable to (and better than some of) the guys'. I'd like to see her 200 backstroke at this meet but unfortunately she'll be busy destroying the national record in the 1650 instead. The girl is immensely talented. To think she's only a sophomore is kind of crazy. Very impressive to think how much she has improved in just 2 years--she was 4:40 something in the 400 IM out of high school and 5:06? in the 500.

I think she will go 4:16 tonight...

200 FR could be Kenyon's if all the splits swim what they are capable of. Hurd has been a bit off this meet which could hurt them. But should be a great 3-way race regardless. It might come down to the starts?

The 400 medley should be a good race between Denison and Kenyon. I'm guessing Kenyon will put Vereshchagin on breaststroke so Menzel can do the fly instead. Only question is whether Ertel will do back or free and who will do the other stroke.


Ertel has to do the backstroke, as you've pointed out that Hurd isn't doing her best and Leech isn't close. Carlton won't be on the 800, so she can anchor it. I could almost see Menzel Arad based on the latter's 56.0 this morning.
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Re: Women's Second Day

Postby swammer00 » Thu Mar 19, 2009 12:05 pm

Leech dropped 7 seconds in her 200 IM yesterday. She may be in the 56-range. We'll see--guessing she'll be on it this morning, in a matter of minutes. Quinn would anchor the relay over Carlton, I think...
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Re: Women's Second Day

Postby My Spoon's Too Big! » Thu Mar 19, 2009 12:11 pm

Food for thought for tomorrow night's 800 FR:
(based on 200 Fr prelims)

Emory:
Westby 1:49.22
Tripp 1:51.52
Mroz 1:51.96
5:32.70
Add Horvat

Amherst
K Stern 1:48.66
M Stern 1:51.47
Lee 1:52.90
5:33.03
Add Thompson

Kenyon:
Ertel 1:50.59
Meirs 1:51.55
Oliviera 1:51.99
5:34.13
Add Brady

I hope Kenyon loses this one AGAIN. Apparently Steen was so pissed after they lost it for a fourth straight year last year: "I'm sick and tired of always losing this relay to Amherst!"
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Re: Women's Second Day

Postby My Spoon's Too Big! » Thu Mar 19, 2009 12:16 pm

Amherst 3:55.80 in 400 MR prelims with both Sterns. Ouch for the defending champs.

The four day meet puts the 200 Fr instead of the 50 Fr right before the 400 MR. 52-mid out of M Stern is not what they needed.
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Re: Women's Second Day

Postby swammer02 » Thu Mar 19, 2009 12:27 pm

[I hope Kenyon loses this one AGAIN. Apparently Steen was so pissed after they lost it for a fourth straight year last year: "I'm sick and tired of always losing this relay to Amherst!"]

anyone who knows anything about steen knows that he hates to lose relays more than anything--i dont think that quite is a surprise at all, though i do think the ladies winning that relay would be a big surprise.
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Re: Women's Second Day

Postby swammer00 » Thu Mar 19, 2009 12:30 pm

I think the 800 FR is going to definitely come down to Emory and Kenyon, with the edge going to... Emory? I mean seriously, who knows how fast Horvat can go in the 200 free. I don't really see Amherst in the mix for first place this year.

Good Kenyon and Denison matchup tonight in the medley, with Emory possibly in the mix. It looks like some of Denison's legs may have taken it easy this morning (at least Zaleski and Rich). I think Kenyon will go with Barer on backstroke because Ertel's freestyle is probably a second faster than anyone else on their team.
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