January

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January

Postby EphFan123 » Sat Jan 12, 2019 8:14 pm

Jamie Lovette 15:48 in the mile at a dual meet. Simply absurd.
Split 4:44/9:34 on the way out too.
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Re: January

Postby imJumbo » Sat Jan 12, 2019 11:12 pm

That's a wild swim.
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Re: January

Postby purpleandwhite » Sun Jan 13, 2019 6:02 am

Fastest Div 3 dual meet time in the country.
At this risk of stating the obvious, very impressive.
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Re: January

Postby Borg » Sun Jan 13, 2019 8:30 am

Amazing time without a serious challenger to push him. (-1.5 secs / 50 yds)

OT: Is Kaison Ifill swimming this year? Hasn't competed yet but listed on the Conn roster?
Semester(s) abroad?
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Re: January

Postby RetiredJet » Mon Jan 14, 2019 7:58 am

Borg wrote:Amazing time without a serious challenger to push him. (-1.5 secs / 50 yds)

OT: Is Kaison Ifill swimming this year? Hasn't competed yet but listed on the Conn roster?
Semester(s) abroad?


I'm can't be 100% certain but I've heard he was at Conn for the first semester (i.e. I don't think he was abroad). On a different note for Conn Colin Merrill has started swimming in dual meets which is huge for them and going 408 in your first 400IM in college is not too shabby. Conn's freshman class is really starting to shape up
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Re: January

Postby purpleandwhite » Fri Jan 18, 2019 9:36 pm

Safe travels to all attending meets this weekend. Looks like the storm will not hit NE until later on Saturday night.
The Amherst team is now dealing with the transition from mid-80 degrees weather to the first big winter storm on the season.
Let's hope this first winter storm of 2019 is the last.
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Williams vs MIT and NYU Friday, January 18

Postby fatrabbit » Fri Jan 18, 2019 9:51 pm

Williams/MIT/NYU dual meet: season-best times by Williams men that moved them up within the current season's top-25 NESCAC times (as per College Swimming):

New ‘19 NESCAC rank/swimmer/time

50 Free
10 Aaron Stanton 21.80

100 Free
14 Henry Marquardt 47.61
23 Zeb Hart 48.09

500 Free
2 Jamie Lovette 4:39.49
23 Andrew Royek 4:51.80

1650 Free
3 Jackson Karofsky 16:02.58
4 Andrew Trunsky 16:06.50
17 William Burford 17:24.00

200 Back
12 Sean Tan 1:57.04

100 Breast
20 Dragan Vujovic 1:00.30

200 Breast
15 Dragan Vujovic 2:13.27

100 Fly
5 Lucca Delcompare 51.48

200 Fly
1 Lucca Delcompare 1:52.13
2 Sean Tan 1:52.86
21 Andrew Royek 1:59.53

400 IM
3 Jackson Karofsky 4:07.53
10 Sean Tan 4:14.99
17 Henry Marquardt 4:18.21
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Re: January

Postby purpleandwhite » Sat Jan 19, 2019 9:06 pm

Report from Pratt Pool just before the winter storm hit Amherst.

This is typically the slowest meet of the year for our favorite NESCAC swim team. Two days after punishing two-a-days LCM in sunny Puerto Rico, the young men of Amherst are adjusting to life in dark corner of idyllic life that we call January in New England. Still the good shall prevail and so they did over the Camels who appeared more depleted than the good guys. There was a time when they could compete and even defeat an Amherst team recovering from the sun and little fun in also known as the dreaded PR training trip. Alas that Camel team is no more. Perhaps one day they will rise to challenge greatness.

We observe the following from today's contest:

200 medley relay 1:33.00 a new pool record and it featured a 20.14 anchor leg from the second fastest sprinter Nescac the freshman phenom Scott Romeyn

200 free Eric Wong 1:42.27 and Triston So 1:43.88 tells us that Amherst has 4 solid legs in the 800 free relay and will challenge Williams in the 800 free.

100 breast....58.22 and 2:09.44 has Josh Chen joining Sean Mebust near the top of the NESCAC list and solidifies Amherst strongest in the league breaststroke corps.

50 free...Romeyns 20. 85 is second only to Roger Gu's suited time. We'll see how they stack up when both are rested and suited. Ditto his 46.24 100 free which stands second only to Gu's rested/suited time

Amherst 200 free relay time of 1:24.38 just missed the pool record and is now the second only to Tufts rested and suited time.

As it stands Amherst relays are second only to Tufts in four of the five relays and we can expect those two teams to battle it out for championship titles in all but the 800 free relay where Williams will go against Amherst on Thursday night.

Unlike our the Williams commentator known as the fatrabbit, this observer will spare our gentle readers the details regarding the lower ranked Amherst swimmers until we are few more weeks out when the depth of Amherst's team will be more apparent.

Good luck riding out the storm.
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Re: January

Postby imJumbo » Sat Jan 19, 2019 10:20 pm

great swims all around this weekend.

going to say it again.. not rested (purpleandwhite). Gu tosses down 19.8/44.8 splits at Wheaton today, in races that were completely over before diving in.

All the teams looked about where I thought they would this time of year. Williams is showing their just unreal depth with that mid-distance/distance crew. Amherst BR and mid-D free is going to be great. Tufts has depth aplenty throughout, and like it or not, often tapers huge drops from these January times to NESCACs.

2 more weeks of dual meets then the first invites a week before women's NESCACS. The tough thing will be trying to figure out what everyone will swim at NESCACs across the board. It feels like there is a big imbalance between certain events in the conference. Should be interesting to see how coaches play both the strategy for the meet as well as the relay lineups too.
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Re: January

Postby purpleandwhite » Sun Jan 20, 2019 8:28 am

imJumbo wrote:great swims all around this weekend.

going to say it again.. not rested (purpleandwhite). Gu tosses down 19.8/44.8 splits at Wheaton today, in races that were completely over before diving in.

All the teams looked about where I thought they would this time of year. Williams is showing their just unreal depth with that mid-distance/distance crew. Amherst BR and mid-D free is going to be great. Tufts has depth aplenty throughout, and like it or not, often tapers huge drops from these January times to NESCACs.

2 more weeks of dual meets then the first invites a week before women's NESCACS. The tough thing will be trying to figure out what everyone will swim at NESCACs across the board. It feels like there is a big imbalance between certain events in the conference. Should be interesting to see how coaches play both the strategy for the meet as well as the relay lineups too.


Not to quibble IMJumbo but those are relay splits. Still 20 mid and 45 mid swims mid-season flat start are impressive assuming they were done in briefs.
Suited swims are rested swims. Coaches have been using them, assuming the athletes can afford it, to replicate rested swims with minor disruption of training. No offense is intended and Tufts certainly showed they can drop time despite resting in December and I fully expect them to do the same this year, and, I believe, they will successfully defend their championship title this year. And please also note I'm envious that Tufts has the opportunity to swim so many meets including those in the invite formats. It's a great experience and one of the advantages, I suppose, of the metro Boston location.
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Re: January

Postby Borg » Sun Jan 20, 2019 10:08 am

Middle of NESCAC men's ranks becoming clearer.

Bowdoin & Colby blasted Bates men
Colby beat Middlebury handily last week
No Ifl sighting again for Conn

Bowdoin appears to be a much stronger #4 team than last year
Conn's depth is an issue
Bates misses last year's seniors
Colby showing more depth and quality this year
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Re: January

Postby purpleandwhite » Sun Jan 20, 2019 7:40 pm

Borg wrote:Middle of NESCAC men's ranks becoming clearer.

Bowdoin & Colby blasted Bates men
Colby beat Middlebury handily last week
No Ifl sighting again for Conn

Bowdoin appears to be a much stronger #4 team than last year
Conn's depth is an issue
Bates misses last year's seniors
Colby showing more depth and quality this year


Borg provides much needed coverage of the "non-Big Three" prospects. One change over the past four years is that Conn was a rising power and sought to occupy the upper tier of the league. It was sad to watch the team yesterday. There was no longer any pretense of competing for the top prize of the league. Only a few years away from upsetting Amherst the meet went to "exhibition" status very early. Conn cannot catch Bowdoin and will be hard pressed to stay ahead of Colby and Bates in the coming years. Not sure what happened to that Men's team.

I'm impressed with Bowdoin. Still pretty far behind the "Big Three", Bowdoin has top-end talent (not new) but also is building a team with more depth. They should be a solid number 4 this year and next but the incoming classes might help them compete with the Big Three over the next few years. My guess they could be the next rising NESCAC swimming power, ala Conn but with hopefully more staying power, given growing public recognition of the school's academics and recent swimming accomplishments. Perhaps the combination of "hot school" and "good swimming program" will help propel them to higher feats
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Re: January

Postby RetiredJet » Thu Jan 24, 2019 8:07 am

Few meets coming up this weekend for everyone to keep in mind:

Tufts vs MIT (1/25)
Williams vs Hamilton vs Midd (1/26)
Amherst vs Union (1/26)
Conn vs Bridgeport vs Assumption (1/26)
Wesleyan vs Colby (1/26)
Bowdoin vs Trinity (1/26)
Colby vs Trinity (1/27)
Wesleyan vs Bowdoin (1/27)
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Re: January

Postby purpleandwhite » Sat Jan 26, 2019 9:04 pm

Looks like the NESCAC teams endured another tough week of training. Nothing extraordinary speed wise.At Amherst classes start tomorrow so lots of doubles this week. The Amherst 800 free relay team of So, Li, Seltzer and Wong break the pool record with 6.53 at the end of the meet. Time is decent for this time of year but depth and consistency of 4 swimmers suggests they will be a tough team come Conference. Korvas swims his first 100 free of the year 47.08. Li goes 1:42.68 in the 200 free.


Congratulations to Lovette for his 9:33 1000. Very impressive, again.
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Re: January

Postby swimdad » Sun Jan 27, 2019 8:18 am

Amazing that the top two kids in the 1000 will not even swim the event at NESCACS. When is the last time that has happened?
Lovette 9:33 and Karofsky 9:37

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