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2010 Nationals - Repeat Champions and Suit Changes?

Postby sierra » Fri Aug 28, 2009 3:22 pm

Now that we know the site and the rules concerning suits, what are your prognostications about who can repeat? Will Liz Horvat sweep her events again? Will anyone challenge Logan Todhunter in the fly events? Who else? Will the change back to suits of yesteryear have any impact on the answers to these questions?
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Re: 2010 Nationals - Repeat Champions and Suit Changes?

Postby BreakingTheSurface » Mon Sep 21, 2009 6:28 am

I believe that Horvat will repeat in at least the 1650, and Todhunter in both fly events, Horvat may receive a challenge from Stern in the 500 free, but seems pretty good bet in the 400 IM. Both these swimmers are extremely talented, so I think the suits will pretty much be a non-issue in those events, barring some freshman phenom or major improvements from others.

I look forward to seeing "real competition" not marred by the suit effects of last year.
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Re: 2010 Nationals - Repeat Champions and Suit Changes?

Postby Truthinswmng » Tue Dec 08, 2009 9:52 am

How did Kenyon/Emory/Dension perform at their December invites?
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Re: 2010 Nationals - Repeat Champions and Suit Changes?

Postby sweatyh20dad » Tue Dec 08, 2009 3:05 pm

Emory and Denison both participated at the Miami of Ohio invite this past weekend. Emory took 3rd and Denison 6th in a field of 10, the only D3 schools participating.

Emory women posted 18 'A' times and 82 'B' times at the meet.

Liz Horvat of Emory posted a 16:44.23 in the 1650. I think she will repeat again this year at Nationals. The Eagle women seem to be very deep and talented.

For more info, check out the Emory website at:

http://www.emoryathletics.com/sports/ws ... ecap(12-05)
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Re: 2010 Nationals - Repeat Champions and Suit Changes?

Postby nemesis enforcer » Tue Dec 08, 2009 3:18 pm

toddhunter won't be touched.

horvat will definitely take the mile, she is dangerous in everything else, but it will be hard to match her Nat record per splash performance last year.
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Re: 2010 Nationals - Repeat Champions and Suit Changes?

Postby Truthinswmng » Wed Dec 09, 2009 10:17 am

nemesis enforcer wrote:toddhunter won't be touched.

horvat will definitely take the mile, she is dangerous in everything else, but it will be hard to match her Nat record per splash performance last year.


With all that, any impact on ultimate team finish as compared to last year?
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Re: 2010 Nationals - Repeat Champions and Suit Changes?

Postby sweatyh20dad » Wed Dec 09, 2009 11:36 am

The top three should be the same: Kenyon/Emory/Denison

Although not always accurate, the following link gives you an idea on current times:

http://collegeswimming.com/times/

Might Kenyon have a challenge this year?
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Re: 2010 Nationals - Repeat Champions and Suit Changes?

Postby screeeeeeeeech » Wed Dec 09, 2009 1:02 pm

I'm saying it right now: Emory women win this year. They looked really, really sharp at Miami. Seemed like the suit limitations didn't affect them that much. They have a lot of big guns, didn't lose that much from last year (save Pasternak), and they brought in a strong frosh/transfer class.
Kenyon will give them a run, but if Emory shows up at NCAAs they will not be stopped.
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Re: 2010 Nationals - Repeat Champions and Suit Changes?

Postby sweatyh20dad » Wed Dec 09, 2009 2:35 pm

You may be right. After doing a bit more research, Emory has the 1st or 2nd spot in four of the relays to date. They haven't swam the 800 yet, but they hold the D3 record in that event and have 3 of 4 returnees from last year.

Also, D3 swimmer of the year Liz Horvat might not be the best on the Emory team this year. You got Westby, Culpepper and Taylor all swimming well, amongst others on the team.

But I would never bet against Horvat in anything.
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Re: 2010 Nationals - Repeat Champions and Suit Changes?

Postby nemesis enforcer » Wed Dec 09, 2009 10:30 pm

sweatyh20dad wrote: They haven't swam the 800 yet, but they hold the D3 record in that event and have 3 of 4 returnees from last year.


the graduate from the record relay was their slowest leg, and from Miami it looks like they have a few girls ready to step up and fill in.
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Re: 2010 Nationals - Repeat Champions and Suit Changes?

Postby Truthinswmng » Fri Jan 29, 2010 8:35 pm

Looking at the most recent (1/27) NCAA top times list, is Kenyon playing possum to Emory or are they lacking some of their past years' strength?
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Re: 2010 Nationals - Repeat Champions and Suit Changes?

Postby screeeeeeeeech » Sat Jan 30, 2010 4:39 pm

No one plays possum at this time of year, particularly not Kenyon. They rested/shaved to make cuts in December, just like the other big teams. Obviously they'll get a few more girls Q'd up in February, but I really doubt that they're "hiding people."
After seeing Emory swim a couple weeks ago, I'm still convinced that the meet is theirs to win. They are very fast and very deep. If they show up to NCAAs, which I believe they will due to last year's performance, it will take a huge meet from Kenyon to take Emory down.
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Re: 2010 Nationals - Repeat Champions and Suit Changes?

Postby nemesis enforcer » Sat Jan 30, 2010 10:55 pm

Westby seems a little sluggish lately. Is she laying on the training thicker than ever and it's showing more in-season than usual, or is she running out of steam?

I hope that in her senior season she drops a bomb at NCAA's to clinch the win.
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Re: 2010 Nationals - Repeat Champions and Suit Changes?

Postby Truthinswmng » Mon Feb 01, 2010 2:01 pm

Will Kenyon care about conference or leave it to Denison and only taper once for nats?
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Re: 2010 Nationals - Repeat Champions and Suit Changes?

Postby openwater » Mon Feb 01, 2010 2:01 pm

Truthinswmng wrote:Will Kenyon care about conference or leave it to Denison and only taper once for nats?


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